I wanted to incorporate vellum to give the balloons a transparent look, so I went with a window card for today.
I began by die cutting a Text Block: Party Time shape and traced the balloon outlines onto the back of a piece of vellum lightly with a pencil. Then, I colored in those spaces with Copic markers on the front side of the vellum. The result is a little bit streaky and spotty, almost like transparent watercolor. I went back and erased my pencil lines and used a colorless blender to clean up any areas that went outside the lines. The mistakes remove easily from the vellum, making this step super no-fuss. I adhered the Text Block: Party Time shape to the vellum and set them aside.
Next I stamped a piece of Melon Berry cardstock with Background Basics: Diagonals using watermark ink. I die cut a window in the center of that piece as well as the front of a white card base. I adhered the vellum piece to the underside of the Melon Berry piece and then mounted the whole thing to the card base with foam tape. I finished it off by using Scor Tape to create a glittered frame over the seams in the front panel. Easy!
That's all for me for this countdown. Thank you so much for joining me these past few days! Make sure to check in with Nichole, Ashley, Betsy, Danielle, Dawn, Erin, Heather, Laura, Laurie, Maile, Melissa Phillips, Lexi, and Melissa Bickford for more of this month's release. There's still so much great stuff to see! Take care and I'll see you again soon!
Stamps: Background Basics Diagonals - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Melon Berry, Vellum - Papertrey Ink; white
Ink: VersaMark - Tsukineko
Other: Text Block: Party Time Die (available January 15th) - Paperrtey Ink; Foam Tape - Scotch; Markers - Copic; Scor Tape; Fine Sugar Cube Glitter - Martha Stewart Crafts