Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Clean And Simple Card

Hello! I am late in posting for our latest Incy Wincy Designs Challenge. The current challenge is For The Men And The Boys. I am overflowing with men and boys in my life, my husband and my 4 sons. This should be an easy one to make, right?

I am using an image from one of our sponsors, Fabrika Fantasy. I printed the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored the image with Copic markers. I would like to give a shout out to Sandy Allnock for her tutorial on coloring dogs and cats. It helped me a lot in coloring this dog image.

I created this card with my 12-year old son in mind. He is going to compete next week in our state's, Missouri, National Geography Bee. This is his second year to compete. I am very excited for him. To customize this card for him, I created a globe balloon. I die cut a circle on a blue vellum. I prepared this circle for embossing with an anti-static powder tool. I stamped the map image from Concord and 9th Map Love stamp set. I stamped this with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. On the back of the circle vellum, I stamped a part of the map using Delicata Golden Glitz pigment ink. I heat set this to dry being careful not to overheat the vellum so as not to flatten the embossed map image on the front of the circle.

I stamped the sentiment on the front, on top of the embossed map. The sentiment is from an old Hero Arts stamp set name Lil Hoot. I embossed the sentiment using Paper Source navy blue embossing powder.

I adhered this to cover the printed balloon. I cut a small triangle vellum for the end of the balloon. I created a small bow using a silver thread and adhered it to the balloon.

I rarely create clean and simple cards but I don't want to add anymore embellishments to this panel. I want to keep the focus on the image and the balloon. I adhered some October Afternoon washi tape to the front of a top folding note card, on the top and bottom only to create a trim. I trimmed a bit off the the top and bottom edges of the colored panel, then adhered this to the front of the note card.

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. I absolutely love this sweet card! Great use of the globe too!

  2. Beautifully coloured focal image, love it! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

  3. Wow, what a lovely, thoughtful card! Beautifully coloured and the globe balloon is amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!