Monday, April 20, 2015

Rose with Balloon

I have a tutorial for CC Designs today.

I coloured up the adorable Rose with Balloon stamp with my copics and then I thought I might try creating a Bokeh effect, but with balloons rather than the usual circles. This stamp's matching die comes with two different sized balloons which is exactly what you need to make this effect work. It turned out to be a really pretty background for her so I thought I'd share how I did it.

CC Designs, tutorial, rose with balloon

Firstly I sponged 3 different colours of distress ink on to a shimmery cardstock (Broken china, salty ocean and tumbled glass).


 Then I used the Rose and Balloon Outline die to cut out the 2 balloons from a piece of scrap card.


I then used this as my stencil. I used a dauber and a white craft ink pad to make the balloons.


Sponge white ink onto the blue, using a dabbing motion. These balloon will be in the background.  I also tilted the stencil so that the balloons weren't all going in the same direction.


Then add more balloons, overlapping some.  These are in the foreground.  We want these to be whiter so more ink needs to be dabbed on.  You can move the stencil, making more balloons and then come back later, reposition the stencil, and add more white to certain balloons to make them more prominent.


I hope you give this background technique a try :)

Ingredients :
Stamps : Rose with balloon, birthday sentiments
Card : x-press it, shimmery white, celery, basic grey, sky
Ink : memento black, white craft ink, broken china, salty ocean, tumbled glass distress inks.
Other : rose with balloon outline die, grass die (MFT), star dust stickles, copics

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 21, 39, 50, 53, 55
RV 0000
R 20, 30, 81, 83, 85
B 0000, 02, 93, 95, 97
BG 0000
YG 01, 11, 17
C 1

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Stamp and Create - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps - Make your own background

Thanks for dropping by today :)



  1. Adorable card! Love that background and that sweet image! Great coloring!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  2. This is so cute Kathy! love how you colored her and the background! Love it!


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