Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Vellum Brayered Balloons

Hithere!  This week I have a challenge card for both CASE-ing the Catty & Stamping Up Only:-


This week CASE-ing the Catty are exploring the "Thanks" section of the SU Annual Catty (Pages 144-153).  My layout was inspired by the tag in the centre of page 155.  The strong lines created by the flower stems & the vertical placement of the sentiment really caught my attention.

Stampin' Up! Only are featuring creations with Embellishments which you can find in the SU Annual Catalogue Pages 206-209.  Seeing as I have used baker's twine as a prominent design component & the sentiment is punctuated by little rhinestones, I thought this card fitted the criteria nicely. 


I wanted to create balloons with a transluscent quality, so I used vellum cardstock, which I brayered with the inks.  I brayered the Coastal Cabana on both sides of the sheet, to give it the same depth of colour as the black & curry.  I embossed my balloons with the Perfect Polka Dots folder for two reasons, firstly, because polkadot balloons are my absolute favourite and, secondly, the polkadots gave me some "cover" to hide my adhesive.  I used small, rolled up pieces of sticky dot placed strategically underneath a few polkadots on each balloon.  I love how you can still see the neck & the bow of the black balloon, even though it is covered by the curry balloon.  They're just like the real thing!  :)

You can play along in these challenges, & see what the Design Teams & challenge players have created by simply clicking on the respective graphic:-


Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Edited 18/9/14 to Add
Oops!  I realised today that I had skipped ahead one page too far for the CASE-ing the Catty challenge & ended up in the section after "Thanks", so I have created a new entry here.  Sorry about that!  :)

Card Components
All Stampin' Up!
Basic Black, Whisper White, Coastal Cabana & Crushed Curry cardstock, Basic Black, Coastal Cabana & Crushed Curry markers & inkpads, White Baker's Twine, Circle Framelit Dies, Itty Bitty Accents Punch (balloon necks), Remembering Your Birthday stamp set, Perfect Polkadots Embossing Folder & Glue Dots 

9 comments:

Bronwyn Eastley said...

You never cease to amaze me. Love the translucent look you have achieved with the vellum and polka dot embossing. Thanks for playing along with two of my favourite challenges :)

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW oh WOW!!! LOVe those balloons!!! AMAZING!!! The way they've come up is an absolute TREAT!!!! SO life like, soooo fabbo!!!
Thanks heaps for joining with us at CASE-ing the Catty!
SMiles Sharnee :)

Becky said...

Love the balloons- thanks for joining us at CTC!

Alison Barclay said...

SO CLEVER!! I love your card! Thanks for joining us at CTC this week. :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wonderful! Your brayered colour looks heaps better than my streaky marker coloured vellum balloons I did a while ago! Thanks for he idea! Love the dotty effect! Lotsa fun! Hugs xxx

Julie Gearinger said...

Love your polka dot balloons with the twine bows- perfect for our Embellishments challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges:-)

Connie said...

Love the vellum balloons...great idea! And very clever on placing the greetings along the side! Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this week!

Karen Barber said...

This card makes me wanna go run upstairs and pump one of these out - it's genius in it's simplicity and absolutely clean and classy perfection!!

itsallaboutHim said...

Hello Helen, My name is Laurie and I love your balloon card! I'm making this card right now and I have a question for you... like you, I'm using all SU products, so I was wondering how long it took for the ink to dry on the vellum? Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and I look forward to hearing from you. Blessings, Laurie.