Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sending Smiles

Hello Everyone! Lesson Two from my CAS class is...Perfectly Flat Cards. Yeah. How about that? No layers. At all. Wow. I am really out of my comfort zone with this one. This is a technique that I have admired and never tried, so I was so glad to see a demo on it. Julie Ebersole was the teacher for this one and of course she did a fabulous job! She took the guess work and mystery out of it and made it completely do-able for me. I only had time to make one card today and this is it...

stamp sets: Up, Up & Away and Up, Up & Away Additions (Papertrey Ink)
card stock: 120# Heavy Base Weight White (GinaK Designs)
ink: Memento Summer Sky, Danube Blue, Paris Dusk, Angel Pink and Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: Copic markers, Eclipse Masking Tape, Up, Up & Away dies (Papertrey Ink)

I had a ball creating this one! I love hot air balloons and living only minutes from Wine Country, I see plenty of them floating in the air. I like them so much I even created a Pinterest board for them. Anyway...I used the 120# Heavy base weight card stock from GinaK Designs. It is great for OLC's because you can color on it with Copics and you have no bleed thru to the backside. 

I'm glad you dropped in today. Thanks for the visit. I appreciate it!



Efrat said...

Hi. I am taking this class as well and saw your card in the gallery - I thought it is amazing, so came over to tell you :-)

I would love to hear how you made the background.

Anonymous said...

what a cool card! ditto the above comments

Sheila H said...

Wow, Barb! This card is amazing. Please so share how you created the background. You are such an artist.

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow, Barb! This is one of my favs! The clouds are amazing and I love the bright colored balloons.

Pam W Merwin said...

Such vibrant colors! Love those balloons - background is fantastic!

Alanna said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the background you made.