Wow - it's been a while since I participated in the Clean and Simple sketches but I was able to this week for Sketch # 207. I made a birthday card for my cousin using some masking.
First off - I stamped and embossed this Stampabilities balloon stamp and then masked the balloons. Then I masked off the rectangular portion of the card with post-its and used three different gradients of Distress Inks. They look VERY close in the picture but were a bit more defined in real life. I drew in the black lines with my marker to separate the colors. Then I colored in the balloons with Distress Markers and gave them a quick spritz of water. This is not watercolor paper so I got a bit worried that I ruined the whole card, but I hit it with my heat gun and we were back in business. A PTI sentiment and some scrolly stamps...........and this card was complete!
Here's the sketch I followed:
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