Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Dimensional Banners

Hello Crafters!

It's Kelly here and I'm sharing a fun very dimensional card using some our new Cool Cuts.

I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to do this week so I started surfing my favorite challenges. I found an awesome sketch from CASE this Sketch and used it as my jumping off point. 

As soon as I saw those leaves hanging down the Stacked Pierced Banners popped in my head. 

I started by using Distress Inks Salty Ocean, Mermaid Lagoon, and Chipped Sapphire to paint a sky in the top right corner. While it was still wet I used a dry cloth to blot out some random cloud shapes. After it was dry I splattered on some darker drops of color by using less water with my distress inks. Last, I flicked clean water on top and blotted those off for some bleached spots. This was super pretty by itself but I wanted to leave no question that this was a sky. 

I used both cloud stamps from Uplifting and heat embossed them in white. I did mask a few of them for a layered look. 

Next I started cutting my banners. I loove the look of inlaid die cutting but thought it would be fun and different to have them at different levels but all the same background. I cut the second largest banner through my background. In order to keep all the dots inside I left the die in place and taped the back. I just flipped it over and used my craft knife to push the dots down so they were securely attached to the tape. I did the same thing using the next two dies. I cut the next biggest die through my first banner and the third through the first two. Does that make sense? 

I attached the panel, with the largest banner, to a white card base flat. The second largest banner I added with one layer of foam. The third was added with two layers. I used purple craft foam. Yes, you can see it from the side but it reflects a purple/blue cast on the white card base that looks really cool. You can see the dimension here. 

I colored the hot air balloon by smooshing Fossilized Amber, Ripe Persimmon, and Picked Raspberry onto my desk and swiping it through several times in between drying. The bottom is the new Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I used a sentiment from Balance to run down the side. I added an obnoxious amount of sequins to finish it off. :) 

If you're having trouble getting jump started check out some challenges they are a great way to get your mojo started! This card will be hand delivered because it is quite thick. If you're making something like this for a far away friend think about only doing one layer of foam. Multiple layers don't survive the mail sometimes. 

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you found something to inspire you!!


Stacked Pierced Banners