Jul 2, 2017

Blue Skies are Ahead!

Hi all - I hope you are having a fabulous summer! It's Christi here and I am sharing an encouragement card today.  I hope you like it!

What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Stamp Set, #LF511
Lawn Fawn Blue Skies Dies Set, #LF519
Watercolor Paper
White Card
Oxide Distress Inks in Wilted Violet, Cracked Pistachio & Broken China
Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon
Pop Dots
Distress Markers in Brushed Corduroy and Pumice Stone 
Detail Water Brush

I first made the background of the card using watercolor paper and Oxide ink in Broken China.  I smooshed some ink on my craft mat, spritzed it with my Distress Sprayer and rubbed the watercolor paper all around the mat until I was pleased with the color.  I set the paper aside to dry.
I then stamped the balloon and basket onto more watercolor paper and die cut it. I colored the balloon with Oxide Ink using Wilted Violet, Cracked 
Pistachio and Broken China; I patted the ink pad onto my craft sheet and picked up the color using my detail water brush.  I love how the colors just pop! I then used Brushed Corduroy to color in the basket   and Pumice Stone to color in the bottom of the balloon. Then I die cut the clouds using white card and set all the die cuts aside.

Once the background was dry, I stamped the sentiment in Mermaid Lagoon directly onto the card. I attached the balloon to the card and Pop Dotted the clouds. I even used the clouds to hide some of the background that didn't quite come out the way I wanted it! I like the simplicity of the card and how soft and soothing the colors are.  The upcoming holiday can be dangerous; please be safe and keep an eye on your four legged critters - keep them inside during the fireworks; the Fourth of July holiday is when most animals run away from home and go missing due to the noise. Enjoy the Fourth of July!!

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  1. So very sweet and uplifting! Great job on the background and coloring.

  2. Beautiful and yes, very uplifting! Love how you popped up the clouds! Nicely done! Thanks for fabulous inspiration!

  3. Love your background,add fab dies you have used.xxx

  4. Love the stamp and die set you used; very beautiful card.

  5. pretty, pretty! I just received two oxide colors! I can't wait to play!


  6. Lovely card, Christi! Simple, but so meaningful and sweet. Great background design.


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