Today I am popping in with a very quick post. I made this card for a little girl who lives in Finland, so it will have a long journey. Not to get ruined in the mail, I tried to keep it simple.
I used a stamp set from Penny Black to stamp the dog and duckie with the balloons on white cardstock which I previously die cut with SSS Stitched rectangles die. Then I coloured the images with alcohol markers and masked them. I die cut some clouds from masking paper with a Penny Black clouds die, placed them on my scene and sponged the background with Tumbled glass distress ink. I die cut 2 cloudy borders, one white and one vellum, layered them and glued them to my scene. I stamped my sentiments from some other stamp sets on the white layer with Lawn Fawn lobster ink and SSS Intense Black ink. By the way I use the latter to stamp my images too, it is alcohol marker friendly.
As a final touch – as always – I added some shimmer and glossy accents to the balloons and some of the details of the images, black gel pen for the eyes and some PPP Clear sequins. I also went over the “Hooray” with a red Sakura glitter pen.
I usually don’t, but this time I dressed up the card from inside too: another puppy pic and a SSS sentiment stamped in teal made a real difference.
I hope you like it and the recipient will also.
This card I am entering the SSS Happy Birthday Wednesday Challenge, it is my 3rd entry.