Wednesday, March 12, 2014
CAS 3: Day 3 the Sequel
Here is my second bit of homework. This card is inspired by the card that Laura Bassen created. I loved her card (let's be honest, I love all her cards). I was excited to try this style as it is not one that is in my comfort zone. The technique is layering stamps. Essentially you stamp a background stamp and then layer other stamps on top. I used Hero Arts "Number Pattern" and stamped it in Soft Granite - I think this ink is actually a little too dark for this technique, but it was the lightest I had. Nest, I stamped the sentiment which is from the Hero Arts Set "Fancy Basics" - I think this bold Happy Birthday really works; I used Ranger Jet Black Archival ink for this. Lastly, I stamped the balloons in Hero Arts Neon inks (blue, pink, and orange). I double stamped these to make sure to get a nice saturated colour that would pop off the background. I hand drew the balloon strings.
Anyway, overall I am pleased with the result and am glad I stepped outside my style comfort zone. Thanks for stopping by - I love to hear your feedback!