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Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Hot Air Balloons Card

These long summer days give me so much more incentive to go up to my desk early. The studio is full of sunshine in the morning I was up early for another play with distress ink today. I started with a long thin piece of watercolour paper and cool blues and greens along with my favorite purple - Seedless Preserves.
I remembered to stencil too! It makes such a difference to the layers. I used Manganese blue archival ink for some of the detailed stamping.  It almost glows.
As the card was for a twenty first I added a little sparkle along the side. Invisible sparkle it would seem to my camera. This stamp set is one of the first I ever bought. Just like paper hording buying stamps is definitely addictive. I think I have had these stamps for over 8 years but after the initial flurry I have forgotten to use them. I spotted them last week and left them out to use. Now they have been used I might remember them more often. You cant beat a hot air balloon for an uplifting image.


  1. Love your inky background that has so much depth to it! The Manganese blue ink is such a pretty color! And yes, those balloons are very uplifting! Gorgeous card! Hugs!

  2. Thanks for all your lovely comments Sara, Its so nice to get back and find responses to work, they are all much appreciated. x Amanda