Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Moonlit Hot Air Balloons

Today is my daughter's birthday and this is the card I made for her. I used the hot air balloon stamp from the Eclectic Summer StampTV kit. I have the step by step photos below and I have to warn you there are a lot of them! Sorry, it I overdid it.

I started by stamping the hot air balloon once and then masked it before stamping a second time. Then I colored using Copics, starting with V06.

Blended out from there with V15 in circular motions.

Blended V04 next.

Then added V12 in the same circular motion, skipping over the horizontal band to color later.

Added a bit of V01.

Working from the bottom, I colored with B24.

Blended out from there with B23, using circular motions.

Added B21.

Used B41 to fill in to the lavender. Then I used V01 to smooth out the transition.

Started with R27 on the second hot air balloon.

Added R24.

Added R22.

Skipped the horizontal band and added YR04.

Blended with YR12.

Added YR02.

And then Y17.

I used the Copics shown in the picture to color the baskets and the bands.

Before sponging the background I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. Then I sponged Almost Amethyst ink lightly over the entire surface. I punched a circle from a post-it note using my 1 1/2 inch circle punch, then placed the post-it in the lower corner and sponged lightly with Going Gray ink.

Then I removed the post-it and placed the circle I had cut out over the spot I had sponged with Going Gray. I then sponged more Almost Amethyst and Lavender Lace.

Sponged Ballet Blue ink.

Sponged a bit of Not Quite Navy at the top.

Then I removed the circle and stamped some tree tops, with Basic Black ink, using a stamp from Tree Silhouettes.

I layered with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and White and used a Lavender Lace card base.

Now, I need to go make her favorite desert, Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. Yum!

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your day is sweet!


Becky said...

Oh! how pretty, love the details for the coloring.

Sandy Knecht said...

Fabulous card you made for your Daughter! Thanks for the tutorial.

Donna said...

Hot air balloons! I love them and the colors you used are so vibrant. I definitely have to case this one as soon as I get my copics. Thanks for the tutorial!

Tina Gilliland said...

GORGEOUS card Theresa!!! I love the balloons step by step details. Your coloring and instructions are awesome, as always!!

Banu said...

Gorgeous Card. Loved the details in it and thanks a ton for the tutorial....I can use the Copics tutorial..:)

Shirley said...

Wow! Talk about 'Up Up and Away!' Gorgeous!

Elena said...

This is gorgeous! I loved all of the pictures, never too much for me. I enjoy looking at them, and learn from you, Theresa! Thank you so much for doing it!

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Gorgeous as always! I just love the colors of the balloons and the sky!

Jose said...

Gorgeous card, and thank you for the step by step tutorial, I dont have copics but I live in hope!

Cathy said...

This is a Beautiful Birthday card for your daughter! Love the double balloons and the night softness you created.

Sue said...

Beautiful work as always hun, stunning creation, sue.x

Debie said...

Love this card Theresa! I visit your blog often. Your use of the copics is amazing. Thanks for sharing your artwork with us.

Patti J. said...

You would think that I could do this, as often as I pore over every inch of your tutorials! I hope your daughter had a wonderful birthday! Your card was a delight for her special day, I'm sure. Beautiful work, as always!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is fantastic!!!