Friday, June 14, 2013

Freestyle Fridays

A few weeks ago it was my dear friend Jacoline's birthday.  I surprised her with this card. 

I used a lot of product on this card so I hope I got it right when I wrote them all down.  I started with a base of Rose Red.  To that I added a layer of Whisper White that was first run through the Big Shot with the Tim Holtz Alterations Brick folder that had Basic Gray Ink brayered on.  The clouds were cut with a die cut using Marina Mist and daubed with White Craft Ink to give them a more cloudy look.  Two of them where adhered with mounting tape.  The balloons were also cut with a die cut that I added Gold Cord to with little pieces of Scotch tape.  Some of the balloons were also adhered with mounting tape to give them more dimension.  To finish it off and to really hide the ends of the Gold Cord I ran a piece of Rose Red through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die, stamped Happy Birthday from the Curly Cute set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  To give some bling Jewel Basic Rhinestones were added and also because I didn't measure the right amount of sticky tape and you could see it so I decided to hide it.  Sshhhhh, don't tell Jacoline I did that :)
********REGINA'S MISSION********
Regina, your mission this week, should you choose to accept it, is to make balloons. You can stamp them, die cut them, hand draw them, any which way you see fit.  The only criteria is that it makes you giggle somewhere along the way. Have fun!!!
See Ya Next Week!


Regina Andari - said...

Lucky Jacoline!!! I love all of the dimension added to your card and can appreciate the "cover up" that was required. I've had many of those situations myself! Great job, Julie!

Jacoline said...

Hey Julie! I love this card and it is proudly displayed on my side board in my dining room. There are so many techniques and layers to this card that just make it soooo special. I will have to get the brick work embossing folder from Tim Holtz and the balloons die cuts because the whole card has been a hit with all my card making friends. It is definitely a keeper... but so was the other lovely card you made me for my birthday... yes call me SPOILED!!!!