Thursday, 28 March 2013

Getting Inky

Man, what a dreary day it is here weather wise.  It has been a whole bag of weather here recently and none of it really resembles Spring.  I think there is no better way to spend these kind of days then to get a little inky! 
I have always thought that envelopes are such a waste and just get thrown away so why not create something that is art itself.

Instead of using a plain jane envelope that just gets thrown out, I chose to use one of Tim Holtz's new cabinet card frames as part of my card.  Using the Birthday Blueprints and Mini Blueprints 4 sets I had fun colouring with my distress markers and waterbrush. It sure takes me back to my childhood because I loved to colour!

Using walnut stain stickles, ink and balloon cut outs allow for dimension without adding thickness and bulk.

In order to add the great dimension that this card combo has glossy accents, rock candy stickles, liquid applique and twine have been used and the balloons have been added in three layers to the cabinet card with glue n' seal and foam squares.

So, despite the weather there was some nice bright art happening inside today! Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone has a great Easter weekend! h

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  1. Great use of the Cabinet Cards
    Love the colors too!!!!
    Awesome card, thanks so much for the inspiration.

  2. Too bad my birthday is soooo far away. Awesome card Heather. Mom

  3. H what a great job you did...It's so very cool!

  4. Wonderful card Heather,nice idea.

  5. Love the multiple balloons and inside the window is so stinking COOL and FUN!!! I love it!

  6. Just awesome! This set is becoming one of my favorites and so many coworkers are asking for cards using that cupcake! Your details are just amazing!

  7. Love this. It's wonderful.

  8. Totally yummy! Brilliant colouring, and I love all those extra balloons - one of my favourite Blueprint cards I've seen... Thanks so much for your visit and comment - much appreciated!
    Alison x