Thursday, March 19, 2009

Birthday Wishes In the Air

Hello! Today, I am sharing a card I made using a stamp set from Unity, called Love in the Air, illustrated by Lisa Hetrick.

Check out the new Unity packaging for their un-mounted stamp sets. I love that it is eco-friendly. It is made with post consumer recycled paper and can be recycled. It looks nice, too!

I stamped the image with Memento ink and colored it with Copic markers. I think I must have used about half of my Copics on this one image. You can click on the photo to make it larger if you want to see the numbers on the pen caps.

I wanted to do some sponging, so I embossed the image with clear embossing powder to protect it from the sponging. I first went over the entire image with my Versa Mark pen, then I heat embossed with clear.

I used Bashful Blue and Tempting Turquoise to sponge the sky and Certainly Celery with Old Olive to do the foreground.

That little swirly branch thingy is a rub-on from Stampin' Up. This was the first time I have used rub-ons and I guess I should read the instructions before I try new products. I removed the entire backing sheet, instead of cutting out the part I wanted and then removing just that small portion. I got some "accidental" rub-on action. LOL.

Oh well, live and learn. I covered up my mistakes with the oval sentiment on the left and the hinge on the right. Shhh, don't tell anyone there are mistakes under there.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is mistake free!

20 comments:

Martha said...

so so cute, im gonna have to order that set ;)

Sue said...

wow what a gorgeous card, luv the colours, luv the sponging, fantastic, sue.x

Tamara said...

This card is gorgeous. I love the rainbow colours in the balloon, and the sponging to create a scene.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Theresa, your coloring job is awesome here! Love all the sponging too ... great shadows!

I wanna be jess like you if I grow up ...

~Hugs!!

Patti J. said...

Theresa - Fair Warning!!! This summer when I visit my son in California, I am going to look you up for a coloring lesson! This is so so so pretty! Love the colors and the sponging - thanks for sharing!

Kristie said...

Your card is beautiful!! I love the colorful hot air balloon.

Norine said...

just found your blog love your card and the coloring so pretty
Hugs
Norine

Jacqueline said...

What did I say...I knew you would knock this one out of the park!!! Gorgeous coloring!! :)

Becky said...

This is so pretty, you color so well.

catdidit said...

Sooo beautiful Theresa! I love your coloring on the balloon and the bright colors!

Anna (Siberian Stamper) said...

Awesome!!! Makes me want to jump in and head up into the sky :)

Katie @ Paper Makeup said...

Oh My WORD! I love this! I've been DYING to get this set (and such a good sale this weekend! ack! I hate when finances are sucky. haha. I will own this set! And your card confirms that! :)

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhhh that set is on my wish list!!! Especially after seeing this FABulous scene and that utterly gorgeous balloon!!! I'm sending Lisa over to see this....OMGosh she'll be sooo thrilled!!!!!

Elena said...

Little acciedent, doesn't look like this! Love the bright and cheerful colors! Very happy card!

Shirley said...

Beautiful! Love the air balloon and the colors you picked for it too!

dougnat said...

OOOOO GORGEOUS!!!

Lisa said...

Theresa. I am stunned. This is so beautiful. You are amazing!

Natalie said...

Saw this featured on the Unity Stamp Blog, it's absolutely beautiful. The colors you chose are really stunning. I LOVE the sponge work. Great job!

Michelle (aka mybelle101) said...

WOW, wow, WOW!! This is stunning Theresa! I love your coloring and the sponged sky and grass! Gorgeous card!

FibreJunky said...

This is just gorgeous!! Love the colouring and the spongework. WOW!