Here is today's project and boy did I have fun with this. It was one of those ideas that hit me in the wee hours of the morning.
Outside of the card:
Inside of the card:
Balloon Fiesta just finished in Albuquerque, so I had balloons on the brain. The arrival of my Sizzix Pop'n Cut helped bring the concept together. The Pop'n Cut is a very versatile die that has me all excited about my Vagabond and all those mover and shapers you have from Tim Holtz. Check back for more ideas with this cool die and card maker in the future.
The stencils I used are:
Dreamweaver StencilsL LL3003 Ballon and LG713 Amsterdam Flourish
Dreamweaver Black Matt Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Paste Spreader
Ranger Emboss It Clear Ink
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Embossng Powders: Broken China, Fade Jeans and Worn Lipstick
Ranger Holograhic Embossing Powder
Ranger Vintage Photo Distress ink
Ranger Foam Ink Applicator
Sizzix Pop'n Cut base and insert
Pop dots or similar pop up adhesives
Painter's masking tape - the wide stuff
Die cut machine that takes the Bigz Dies
On yellow card stock, tape down the paper and stencil.
Mask the sides of the card stock.
With a spreader put the paste on the spreader.
Spread the paste over the stencil.
Remove the tape and masking.
Carefully lift the stencil from the paper.
Clean the stencil while the balloon dries.
Repeat for the second balloon.
While the balloons are drying you can begin on the card base.
Cut your card stock 6 inches wide and 12 inches long.
Run it through the die cut machine with the Pop'n Cut die.
Take a contrasting color, cut it to the size.
Remove the insert on the Pop'n Cut.
Fold the card so the center pops up.
Lay the contrasting color paper on the die and run it through the machine.
Remember to use the right sandwiches for your machine.
This contrasting color is now your outer piece of the card.
Line up the two papers and crease the outer paper.
Adhere the two sheets together.
With another contrasting paper color and your mover and shaper tray run the small sheet through the die cut machine.
Trim so it fits the center of the pop-up.
Adhere to the center of the pop-up
Age the edges of the inside of the card with Vintage Photo and the foam ink applicator.
Dry the ink with your heat gun.
Tape down the stencil and pounce in the embossing ink.
Heat and repeat on the corners.
Position the balloon stencil back on the dried embossing paste.
Remove the stencil and cover with the Holigraphic embossing powder.
Heat the powder, watch this powder carefully as it changes color from green to amber the longer you heat it.
The Holigraphic powder works best on dark colors, which is why I used black embossing paste for the balloons.
Repeat with the second balloon.
Cut both balloons out along the edges.
With pop dots or other dimensional adhesive, put one balloon on the center and the other balloon on the upper flap of the card.
After I had done this, I realized that the front of the card was rather bare, so I added a pink balloon to the front.