Friday, November 11, 2011

Friends With Flare Friday!

Yeah!  It’s Friday and that means Friends with Flare at the Unity Stamp blog!  I promise I will start posting on a more regular basis when I get done working on cards for OWH.  I am trying to create “card kits” for a card making party.  I’ve never done this before!  It’s fun, but a little hard!  If anyone has any helpful hints I would love to hear them!  Anyway, on to my entry for Friends with Flare…

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This picture does not do the card justice.  The clouds are stamped on clear acetate, embossed and colored from behind for a stained glass affect.  I tried numerous times to snap a picture that would capture this but I couldn’t get one without a glare.  The stamp set used for the clouds is Unity’s “Happyville” and the balloon and title are from Unity’s Itty Bitty called “adventurous”.  The patterned paper is from My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found collection. 

Here’s a close up…

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It’s a little more obvious that I used acetate on this picture.  I stamped the clouds with Versa Mark and embossed with Zing Embossing Powder in opaque white.  I colored the clouds with a Bic Mark-It pen.  The balloon is colored with Stampin Up watercolor pencils and stickles were added.  So, what do you think?  I love this technique and I’m sure I’m going to use it some more! 

God Bless and have a great weekend! : )

21 comments:

jennifer mitten said...

This is just gorgeous! I love how you made those clouds!!!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the inpiration.

Crystal said...

I love this card, so beautiful! Can't wait to try that technique you used for the clouds, stunning!

Lisa H. said...

beautiful!

Linda said...

you balloon is very pretty.

Anne Tussing said...

Your card is beautiful! I love your technique!

Kary said...

Joy, this card is so pretty!! Great technique and I love it!!

Paula said...

Very beautiful card! I love the rain cloud in particular! Great job!

sharon g said...

Neat effect.

Jen W. said...

Your acetate cloud rocks! What a cool technique!

Roslyn said...

That cloud looks fabulous!

Jocelyn Olson said...

That's a really cool technique. I tried heat embossing on acetate once, but it bubbled up...I'll have to try the Zing like you used. It's so fun! The balloon is super pretty. Love the card!

Jen said...

very pretty! Good luck with the card kits... my advice is to go simple, at least until you get the hang of it. :) Go for simple but striking! Thanks for supporting OWH. :)

Jennifer said...

Very pretty card!! Love what you did with the clouds!! (=

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I found the small canvas bags at my local Michaels store. I stamped the images with StazOn ink and then colored with copic markers. You do have to be careful when coloring as they do easily bleed over the line. Hope this helps! (=

Glenda J said...

This is fantastic! Love the clouds and the balloon!

Joni Kix said...

I LOVE the effect on the clouds! The balloon is so pretty! GREAT card!

marilyn said...

WOW - love those clouds. What a cool technique. Fabulously beautiful card.

wearestampers said...

Very cool technique! I agree with keeping your card kits simple. Die cut any embellishments ahead of time, and put in a plastic baggie! Hope this helps!
Pam

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Love how you stamped on the background paper! Pretty card. :)

Tameko said...

Fabulous unique card!

Danie May said...

Fabulous Card and Technique. I love the stained glass effect and the embossed clouds.