Thursday, June 19, 2014

Purple Hot Air Balloon Card Video Tutorial

Hello! Here is a card featuring images from Up and Away. I used my Spectrum Noir markers again on this one, but I listed some Copic substitutes you can use. Just a reminder, the alternative colors are not necessarily matches, but instead are the Copic colors I would reach for, from my collection, to create a similar look. 

Here is the video. If you would rather see it on Youtube, just click here.

Start by stamping the hot air balloon, from Up and Away, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Begin coloring with Spectrum Noir marker (SN), PL5.

Add SN PL4.

Fill in most of the segments using SN PL2, leaving just a few white areas in the largest segments.

Use a Copic colorless blender to smooth out the color into the highlighted areas.

Use SN LV1 to fill in the horizontal bands and basket. After coloring, cut out the image.

Cut and emboss white cardstock using Spellbinders® Floral Ovals #3 die template (with #1 being the smallest die template). Then sponge around the edges using Gina K Sweet Corn ink, with the die cut  still in the die template. (Memento alternative - Cantaloupe)

Then sponge around the edges again, this time with Gina K Innocent Pink ink. (Memento alternative - Angel Pink).

Cut and emboss Sandy Beach cardstock using Spellbinders Sprigs Die D-lite die template, twice. Adhere the die cut branches, in opposite corners, to a 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inch white card base. Stamp the sentiment on a ¾ inch strip of white cardstock, using Gina K Wild Lilac ink. (Memento alternative - Grape Jelly) Trim the ends of the strip of cardstock using scissors, then cut a slightly larger piece from Pure Luxury Wild Lilac cardstock.

Assemble the layers and adhere to the card base using adhesive foam squares. Then adhere the hot air balloon. Add self adhesive gems to embellish.

Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a wonderful day!

Finished card size - 4 ¼ by 5 ½ inches


Up and Away stamp Set - Gina K Designs

Spectrum Noir Markers - Gina K Designs (PL5, PL4, PL2, LV1) - alternate Copic colors (V06, V04, V1, BV11)

Spellbinders® Sprigs, Floral Ovals Die Templates

Pure Luxury Cardstock - Gina K Designs (white, Sandy Beach, Wild Lilac)

Gina K Ink (Wild Lilac, Sweet Corn, Innocent Pink)

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Jumbo Sponge Daubers

Self Adhesive Gems



Scotch Quick Dry Craft Glue

Paper Trimmer

1 comment:

Mrs B said...

Hi Theresa. This is a beautiful card. I love the hot air balloon and the colour of it : ) Take care.