Saturday, April 26, 2014

Just Us Girls #238 - Photo Inspiration Challenge

The challenge this week over at Just Us Girls is a photo inspiration.  Sue gave us this fun photo to work with.
 
I was happy to see the balloons because I bought this set from MFT to try out a two-tone stamping technique I saw Jennifer McGuire do in this post.  (I CASED her card as well!)  Mine didn't turn out as good as hers (of course!), but I do like the results.  What you do is stamp the balloon in a lighter color then ink the stamp up in another darker color.  Before stamping over the balloon again, you remove some of the ink so the balloon will be darker in one area giving it a shadow effect.  Once I stamped the balloons, I stamped the trio of stars in white pigment ink.  I stamped off on a scrap piece of paper before stamping onto the balloon.  The green and white fabric in the photo looked like hexagons, so I pulled out my hexagon cover plate and Bermuda Bay cardstock.  I added the strings, bow, and sentiment in Basic Gray ink along with some sequins.
 
You can see more inspiration on the DT blogs below.  This is the last week our guest designer Lee-Anne Cross will be with us.  She was a great guest and we loved her designs!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Recipe
Stamps:  Party Balloons (MFT), Make a Wish (Mama Elephant), Congratulations (PTI)
Paper:  Neenah white, Bermuda Bay
Ink:  Purely pomegranate and basic gray (SU),;bubble gum pink, tide pool, cornflower, butter bar, fresh peach, and unicorn white (Hero Arts)
Accessories:  Hexagon cover plate, Wink of Stella shimmer, dimensional tape, Color Theory sequins
 
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12 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great card, Lisa! I took a peek at Jennifer's too and I think you did a great job with the technique! Thanks for sharing the links!
(And, good eyes! I saw only white 'dots' on the paper in the photo!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the bit of hexagon peeking out from behind your awesome balloons...such a great technique! All the stars are such a wonderful addition, Lisa...love it!

sandie said...

Great technique for the balloons and that is a cool strip of hexagons Lisa x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fun inspired card!

Nonni said...

Very fun card!!

Gerrina said...

Great colorscheme and happy card! Saw the same video; it looks great! Enjoy the weekend, Gerrina

Sharyn Polesel said...

I noticed the hexagon background and thought great minds think alike. lol Love the beautiful technique on your balloons. Lovely colors too!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Love how those balloons turned out! Love the sprinkling of stars and sequins.

KayM said...

What a totally fun birthday card! Love the hexagon background!!

sue t. said...

Those stars on your balloons are totally awesome! Gotta try that technique!

Maria Levine said...

This is wonderful! Love those balloons!

Nancy said...

Love how your balloons came together! Love the sprinkling of stars and sequins also....really well done Lisa!

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