Tuesday, 15 June 2010

12 Days of Blogging #7

What a way to give someone a lift with 3 ballons in a card, I know ballons always make me think of celebrations, a happy moment in my life, why not send a similar card to cheer someone up and let them know you are thinking of them?

Stamp the lorry from the Loads of Love stamp set on to Ballet Blue card and cut out. Using the neutrals Watercolor Wonder Crayons - yes it's spelt right, Stampin' Up! is an American brand that's been going since 1990. Sorry back to the crayons...colour the wheels in lightly in basic black. Highlight the bumpers and wheel arches in Sahara Sand. Using a paint brush dipped in water or an Aqua Painter (my favourite) wash over the decorated areas to achive a smooth finish. These crayons create a much smoother finish than watercolour pencils, and there's no waste wood as they are colour through and through, with a paper wraper. They're not waxy as you might imagine, I guess it's their solid nature that makes them a 'crayon'.

It was a little tricky to line up all the punched holes this time due to the layers. Punch the hole with the 1-3/4" (4.4cm) circle punch on the Ballet Blue base card first, making sure that the card is in as far as it will go. This allows for the diminishing sizes of the top layers of card Brilliant Blue on a Whisper White mat. Line up and punch the top layers. To allow for the sliding door use Mini Glue Dots around the location where the door will go to introduce a slim gap alowing the door to slide. Stamp the sentiment. Attach the cup to the rear of the top layer, fill with ballons and insert the sliding door (a square of card with a tab - created using the Round Tab punch). Mount the lorry. Wrap a length of Linen Thread around the spine of the card and tie in a knot.

Change the sentiment and create a male themed birthday card. If this inspires you then please link back to my blog.

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