March 6, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!!

I'm popping in today with a card i made for the current Marker Pop Challenge #63 - Bright Colors!



I thought this would be the perfect time to use my small Hero Arts Neon ink cubes. I have a bunch of white card stock strips (left overs from my ongoing stamp organization, i have a ton!!) and pulled out a few and i inked up each strip with each of my neon ink cubes, orange, green, pink and blue.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter
Next i adhered the stripes together on a white card base. For a little added depth to my background i stamped the outline confetti stamp from Winnie & Walter's The Party, in a light grey ink. Then on another piece of white card stock i stamped several balloons from the same set and then colored them with a few copic markers. Since i planned on cutting out the balloons i didn;t worry about staying in the lines, after cutting them all out i inked the edges with a black marker.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

Then it was just about arranging the balloons over the neon strips. I think the green, red and blue colors really pop against the bright neon! I wasn't sure if it was going to work, but all the colors are really bright and intense, so i think that helps. When i was happy with the arrangement i added the balloons with foam dots.

Rather then stamping the balloon string, i used a black pen to add them. Making sure the all ended at about the same area at the bottom of the card. Then i stamped the present with the big bow, colored the bow and then just cut the bow out. I added it to the card were all the balloon strings meet, so it looks like the bow is hold all the strings together.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Winnie & Walter

I thought the card needed a little sparkle, so i added several tiny dots of glitter glue all around the balloons. Last i stamped the Happy Birthday in black ink.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will stop by tomorrow as i have special card to share tomorrow!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Winnie & Walter: The Party
Copic Markers
Glitter Glue - Stickles
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black. Versafine - Black. Hero Arts - Neon Pink, Orange, Blue and Green. Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone

8 comments:

  1. Wow, Dana! Great way to use those neon inks! This is definitely bright and fun!

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  2. Love the bright colors and the color blocking!

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  3. DANA! Yet again, I've fallen behind in commenting (11 posts, to be exact!) but not with gazing and admiring at your always delightful, fresh, innovative creations. This one here: simply more evidence of how marvelous a designer you are! Bold, vibrant, vivid and just plain old celebration fun! Hopefully I can get back to 'regularly scheduled commenting' soon...*real* work using up far too much of my crafting/visiting time...
    Hugs~c

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  4. Dana, this is so bright, colorful and fun!! :) Really love your balloons and design here! Happy weekend!

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  5. WOW. Bright and super fun! Love it!
    Happy Friday!

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  6. This is AWESOME, Dana! I love the super bright, fun, happy colors!! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPop for our Bright Colors Challenge!

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  7. Wow! Love your bright and cheery card Dana! Glad you played along with us for our marker pop challenge! Hugs, Marie

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  8. This is utterly stunning! What a clever way to use the inks, and the strings are seriously perfect. Love it!

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