Hello everyone! It’s wednesday so that means one thing – the Brutus Monroe Inspiration team blog hop. Today you will see some great projects from all of the team spotlight the Balloon Animals stamp set. This has some and cheeky balloon animals with some great sentiments which match so well. I though this bear balloon and sentiment was adorable and created this fun ink blend scene for the background.
I have never been the best ink blender when it comes to distress inks, oxides I am a little better. However, I have only just tried ink blending with Brutus Monroe Surface Inks and I am in love. They are beautiful to use and I never have to worry about getting harsh lines. I have often struggled getting a soft ink blending background, but not any more! Anyway, have a read on to find out how this card came together. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the link at the end of the post to see the rest of the teams projects!
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Balloon animal Card Details
To start off, I stamped the balloon images in Raven Detailed Ink and coloured these in with my pencils. If you prefer other mediums such as watercolours or alcohol inks, make sure you allow the ink to dry before colouring. Once I had coloured all my images in, I fussy cut these out ready for the card.
I decided to turn this into a 5″ square card, and cut a card panel at 4″ 3/4 square. For the ‘Sky’ scene, I needed to create a cloud mask. I don’t have a cloud die in my stash, so I just drew a rough cloud shape on a piece of scrap card and cut along the edge. Using a blending tool, I started from the bottom of a piece of white card blending the ink of my handmade cloud mask (see below for the colours used) To given variation, I repositioned and reversed the mask several times. When the scene was complete I die this with a stitched circle die.
The sentiment was stamped in Raven detail ink and matted onto black cardstock.
To add interest into the background, I embossed several plain circle dies of different sizes. I made sure one embossed circle would be large enough to frame the die cut scene. For a more realistic affect, I added string to the balloons and these were foam mounted onto the sky circle.
Before mounting the scene and sentiment, I added some ink splatter in the inks used for the sky. Lastly, I added a few Nuvo drops as embellishments.
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SUPPLIES USED for Balloon Animal card:
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White/black card base 5.5″ x 4.25, double sided adhesive, fun foam, double sided adhesive foam tape, adhesive foam squares, acrylic blocks, die cutting machine, scissors, paintbrush, thread, coloured pencils, masking tape, post-it notes.
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*this post was produce as part of my design team work for Brutus Monroe. However, I only create projects I am proud of and use products that I love. The information provided is based on my own personal experience – I am not an expert.