Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Congrats Grad - The Paper Players #351

Thank you Cindee Wilkinson for the inspiration to create this glossy background. She has a video on her blog which explains the technique very well.

I created several backgrounds and finally decided on one to make the graduation card for the challenge at the Paper Players.  The challenge is a theme one, and among the several options I decided to make a graduation card.

I made the background first using reinkers and glossy card stock.  The following reinkers were applied to the cardstock as separate drops:  Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Powder Pink.  After spritzing with water and observing the wonderful effect as the colors blended, I added some Wink of Stella and then allowed the card stock to dry.  And this takes a while.....

The base card is Tranquil Tide layered with Powder Pink cardstock embossed with the Ruffled Texture Impression Embossing Folder.  The ruffles on the card stock remind me of the ruffles on a graduation gown.

On the left side of the card I placed a 1 1/2" strip of the glossy background with an punched edge in Berry Burst. This punched edge was made using the new Decorative Ribbon edge Punch.

On a separate piece of Whisper White card stock I sponged 3 separate areas with  Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Tranquil Tide and Powder Pink and punched 3 large balloons with the Balloon Banquet Punch.  These were added with dimensionals with the Tranquil Tide strings stamped using a stamp from "Sunshine Sayings" emerging from the bottom of the balloons.  A bitty bow (Berry Burst) was added at the base of the balloons. Some Wink of Stella was brushed over the balloons.

The sentiment, from "Sunshine Sayings" was stamped with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White and punched with the Pretty Label punch.  I reinserted  the resultant punchie back into the punch to make it smaller.  Since it reminded me of a cloud I attached it to the balloons.

Some clear faceted gems were added to the sentiment and along the upper right side.

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings
Inks:  Reinkers and ink pads:  Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst.
Papers:  Tranquil Tide, Powder Pink, Glossy card stock, Whisper White, Berry Burst
Accessories:  Clear faceted gems, Bitty Berry Burst bow, Balloon Bouquet punch, Decorative Ribbon punch, Pretty Label punch, Ruffled Texture Impression Folder, Wink of Stella, dimensionals.

Here are some other backgrounds I made:
Perfect Plum, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party

Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzelberry

Lemon Lime Twist, Island Indigo, Tangelo Twist

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