Wednesday, September 12, 2012

FTL207 - Happy Birthday

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:

Have a great day!!!

Thanks for your visit!


Olga said...

gorgeous, I thin its the hardest challenge of all, CAS, I'm just no good at it at all!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

That turned out Very Nice... you have a real nack for Clean and Simple for sure!

Amanda R said...

Simple and sweet!

Audrey Pettit said...

What fabulous masking! I really love the gradation of the blocks in the background. And those balloons are just perfect for a birthday celebration. :)

jimlynn said...

CAS and wonderful! Love the look of the balloons with the distress markers too!
Also - two fantastic fall cards on the precious posts.....I'm so looking forward to cooler weather!
AND - FANTASTIC pictures of your parents, etc.....I'm so glad they had a good time and they look like a lovely couple - just like their daughter and husband! Great photos.

Thanks for the well wishes. I did have the surgery and am slowly getting back on the computer some. Just taking it easy for now but am fine.


Elizabeth Allan said...

Fabulous blocks of autumn color behind the birthday balloons!

Monica said...

So simple and sweet. Love it.


Karen B. said...

Your little additions really make your cards go from good to great in my opinion...I love those black lines between the colors!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love the mix of colors you used.

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