Wednesday 31 May 2017

Big Hugs card

Hi Crafty Friends,

I have been having so much fun creating my own backgrounds lately, I am just loving using stencils and texture paste. 

I again used a stencil and texture paste here and once the paste was dry I inked over it all in Oxide Ink Broken China then spritzed some water over it. Once that was dry I inked over the raised areas with my embossing ink pad then added clear embossing powder to give it a clear shine. I die cut the hot air balloon 3 times, once in white, yellow and pink to give it height - the white on the bottom then pink and yellow then the opposite parts on top. I went over the entire balloon with Mod Podge for gloss. I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it out using my Lawn Fawn sentiment and die sets. I didn't take much care when I was inking the background as I thought I would be trimming it down but I decided a liked it fading out into white so left it as is. 

Well that's it from me today but it's only just after midday here in Oz and I have some time on my hands to craft this arvo so never say never lol.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with optional flowers theme
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes 
The Crafty Addicts - anything goes/use die cuts (balloon and heart dies)
Crafty Catz - anything goes with optional twist: make your own flowers
Crafty Creations - anything goes 
Crafty Friends -  use summer colours
Create & Inspire - anything goes with optional twist: add flowers
Cupcake Inspirations - colour inspiration
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
Jo's Scrap Shack - anything goes 
Lemon Shortbread - anything goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - anything goes 
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - anything goes 
Polkadoodles - anything goes 
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Thank you so much for dropping by and extra special thanks to my lovely followers and visitors that leave some beautiful comments for me, they warm my heart. I hope I have inspired you in some small way as you all inspire me in Blogland. 

XOX Lucy


  1. Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  2. Great card- I love all of the layers. Great job!! Thank you for submitting with Artistic Inspirations. Vicki- DT

  3. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  4. Great card Lucy and fabulous textured background
    Carol x
    ---Thank you for joining us at Create and Inspire
    Carol DT x

  5. This is so sweet!! And that background is fabulous!! I too like how it fades to the white, so I'm glad you chose to leave it like that. Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

  6. I love the white edge- good call!! You did a beautiful job designing and creating this one!!! Thanks for playing along at PIP Challenges!!

  7. I love seeing texture paste on cards, and those stencils create such a beautiful card. I adore this design. Perfect for our color challenge. Thank you for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.

  8. Beautiful card thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
    Lyn - DT

  9. Lovely card thanks for joining us on Artistic Inspirations, Louise DT x


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