It's going to be a great day today for one little fella. My little fella who's turning 5! I've scrambled up a quick card for him using a Stampendous summery image, Balloon Kiddo.
I've got a fun little challenge combo going on with the card because I'm using the Play Date Cafe Color Splash Challenge, but it's a summery Stampendous Challenge card, too!
I quickly stamped the image on white cardstock, then stamped the balloons a few times on some scraps of blue paper. (There's no importance to stamping quickly versus slowly... I was just in a hurry to go to bed). I grabbed all the Neutral Gray Copic Markers I had and started coloring the Kiddo. Cut out all the balloons with my scissors and popped up the top three balloons with adhesive foam dots. (This is where I'm a little backwards, folks). I then cut out the image from the white paper until I liked the white space around it. I glued it down onto dark blue paper and used my c-thru ruler to make a perfectly framed mat layer with a utility knife.
I grabbed my Stamp-a-majig and positioned my sentiment over the card base and image mat. Then I carefully removed the image and acetate sheet from the "majig". I stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Midnight Black Embossing Powder. Then I placed the image mat onto the card base covering up the embossed sentiment and repeated the stamp-a-majig process to get the rest of the sentiment on the mat. It wasn't showing up very well on the card so I grabbed my opaque white pen and sketched around the words a little. It's okay, but I think next time I'll figure out another way to get the sentiment on the card. : )
The last step was to create a bunch of random spots of texture with the color fragments. This was easy just by using the precision tip on my Liquid Glue pen and then sprinkling and pressing the color fragments down. Tap off the excess and my card was complete. I think it took me longer to write this post than make the card. That's really good for me, friends.
Stamps: Balloon Kiddo (Stampendous), Counting Birthdays (Stampendous)
Paper: White (Mohawk), Kraft (Wausau), Scraps from my blue bin
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento, Tsukineko), VersaMark Watermark ink pad (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Powder Blue Color Fragments (Stampendous), Midnight Black Embossing Powder (Stampendous), c-thru ruler, Liquid Glue (Tombow), adhesive foam dots, scissors, Inkssentials white opaque pen (Ranger)