Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Up, up and away...

Hi Blogland.. I hope you found some time over the weekend for yourself and were able to get some crafting done? Life does seem to get in the way of crafting sometimes don't you think!!I started this particular project on Friday and only just finished it yesterday!! Life, life, life, life, life!!
Anyway, here's a quick step by step how it was made.I embossed a piece of Black Mirror card using the Ascension Embossing Folder.Using a craft knife, I cut away some of the panels of the Balloons.As the back of the Mirror card is White, once the panels were cut out this showed through, so I went around the inside edges of the panels with a Black ProMarker Pen to cover these White areas.I then cut out the Two Balloons.
The reason for cutting away the panels was so that I could use a different colour card stock to alternate the colours of the Balloon canopy,so I turned the balloon shape over and placed it onto the back of some patterned card stock, drew around the largest balloon and then cut out a template.This was when I realised that my card stock had a header on it, notice it on the right hand side of the image!! Ooops, I'm sure I will be able to disguise it within the card!!I also made a template for the smaller Balloon.I added some Pinflair Gel to the back of the imagebefore placing it onto the patterned card stock. The Pinflair Gel gave just that little bit of dimension and depth to the image...Once dry, I placed the Balloon image onto some "sky" background card stockand applied my sentiment which was from a stamp set which is part of the Portobello Road range of products..Air Mail, Birthday Balloons.. I think you get the gist??
A really different way to use and embossing folder I think you'll agree?
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See you soon..


  1. really like this and your last one.

  2. What a clever idea Andy and it looks absolutely fabulous.

    Toni xx

  3. What a great idea, many thanks for the step-by-step instructions :)