Hello there. I have a card to share using a new die set from Spellbinders:
For the background, I ink blended some yellow and aqua distress inks, then used an embossing folder – also from Spellbinders.
I then took a brayer, and some Distress Ink ‘Picket Fence’ and rolled it over the background, to give more dimension and interest to the embossing, without diminishing the colours.
I then ink blended some Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral onto two separate pieces of card and die cut the balloon dog elements. Once I had glued the layers together I added some white gel pen marks, and a little further Abandoned Coral to some of the edges.
The layered sentiment is also from Spellbinders – and my goodness those letters are fiddly – I was going to layer them but they are too thin – and the letters are separate from each other – the ‘sticky specks’ came in handy here and worked very well.
Before I added the background to the panel, I splatted some gold Liquitex metallic acrylic ink and then some white metallic ink onto it, and when dry added to the base card with 3F foam strips.
I adhered everything as you see, and added some purple sequins from Catherine Pooler.
I can see that I will be making this balloon dog in different colours moving forward – such a great die set.
I shall be entering the following challenges:
MMM Challenge – splatters
Shopping Our Stash – use ink blending
Color Throwdown – aqua, yellow, purple, coral
Seize The Birthday – birthday – option metallic
CYHTP – embossing folder – option of summer