Svitlana is here. Hope your weekend got off to a good start.
Today, I'm sharing three cards featuring the recently released Up & Away set (which includes stamp, die, and coloring stencil sets). This product features two hot air balloon images, an image of a couple, and several sentiments.
COLORING STENCIL AND CLOUDS BACKGROUND
I love playing with Altenew coloring stencils – they're so fun to align, blend ink through, and then gasp when you remove a stencil and see the result. So for my first card, I went right away to make a balloon using the coloring stencil set.
First, I stamped the balloon onto a Classic Crest Solar White Cardstock and colored it using the Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink. Then I applied different sections of the coloring stencil sheet onto the stamped image to color its different areas. For coloring, I used the Sunkissed, Orange Cream, Sea Breeze, Turquoise, Maple Yellow, Honey Drizzle, Frosty Pink, Cotton Candy, and Mocha Crisp Dye Inks.
I used the Detailed Blending Brushes for coloring; for this particular image, the detailed ones were quite handy.
After I finished coloring, I die cut the balloon using the matching die.
Then I stamped a sentiment onto the panel using the same inks.
The panel was foam mounted onto a white card base and the balloon was popped up on top.
AIR BALLOON BACKGROUND
The second air balloon image from the set is a larger one and can totally qualify as a background stamp. I used it in this role on my second card.
First I stamped the couple onto a white panel using the Permanent Black Crisp Dye Ink and then colored it using Artist Markers. Next, I made the corresponding die-cut out of a Masking Paper and applied it onto the couple.
Then I stamped the balloon using the Icy Water Crisp Dye Ink and blended the same ink onto the panel using the Ink Blending Tool. I did more heavy handed blending in the top part going lighter towards the middle part. I didn't do any blending in the bottom third of the panel.
I also added Pure White Ink Spray splatters onto the panel.
After that, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom part of the panel in black and foam mounted it onto a white card base.
WATERCOLORED SLIMLINE CARD
An air balloon image is obviously meant to be used “somewhere in the air” and when I think about up there the slimline size card sounds like the best fit. The last card I made using mostly the Watercolor 36 Pan Set and it was quite therapeutic to make.
After that, I watercolored the balloon and hand colored the clouds on the panel. I'm not even close to an expert in watercoloring, but this was very easy to do. I simply scribbled cloud edges with watercolor pigment and then washed them out to make softer.
When I finished watercoloring, I stamped the sentiment using the sentiment using the Obsidian Pigment Ink onto the panel, which in turn was foam mounted onto a white card base.
Hope you like ideas I shared today. I had a lot of fun playing with this set.
Have a great weekend!