Hiya, friends! I hope today’s post finds you well and gets you in the mood for a little crafting! I’m sharing a project featuring two sets from The Ton Stamps April 2020 release! We are celebrating with a hop over on Instagram, but I couldn’t leave my blog friends out of the loop so I am posting here, as well!
Create today’s quick and lazy card by stamping the Confetti Balloon outline in watermark ink on an A2 (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) Neenah Solar White cardstock panel. Stamp the one you want to appear in front first. Heat emboss it with Gold Glitter embossing powder, mask it (I prefer easy peasy full stick postie notes), and then repeat the steps to fill the top portion of the card with balloons.
Or feel free to follow my lazy lead and mask nothing! I stamped and heat embossed the first image, the stamped the next and sprinkled on the embossing powder…. then I just used a clean and dry paint brush to wipe away the excess powder from the areas I didn’t want it. Heat emboss as usual. Copic markers used to color the image will dissolve any slight shine from watermark ink left behind. I have never had any damage to my markers with this technique, but I imagine if you tried to get rid of a ton of watermark ink this way it could be an issue. Use your own judgement.
Next, Copic color each balloon. My balloons were in: RV29, RV09 and RV06. Another in RV14, RV13 and RV21. A third in RV66, RV55 and RV11. And finally RV17, RV14 and RV13. A couple of combinations were duplicated to fill in the last balloons.
Then align the Confetti stamp with the most prominent balloon and stamp in watermark ink for Gold Glitter heat embossing. Emboss a tassled string to the confetti balloon and bows to the remainder.
Last, adhere finished panel to folded card base, write a little message inside, and get it in the mail to offer someone a little extra sunshine!
Super easy, super fun! Thank you for spending a few minutes with me today. I hope you are managing though our current struggles with ease, grace and health. If you are struggling, please let a loved one know, someone know, me. Warm hugs.
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