Good Day Crafty Friends! Thank you for joining me. Today, I am sharing a Valentine’s Day card created with Lawn Fawn’s new releases. I am always impressed with cards featuring metallic balloons and I thought I would attempt to create one myself and this is what I ended up with. I am quite happy with my first attempt and would practice more with other shapes but I thought I would share the basics.
For the background, I die cut the frame with the largest die in the Large Mini Slimline Stackables set with white cardstock. I Ink blended Spun Sugar, Kirsch Flamingo and Festive Berries with Lots of Hearts Background Stencil. I coloured the skunks, bowties, envelopes and hearts with Copics listed below.
For the metallic XOXO balloon, I die cut white cardstock with the Giant XOXO die and followed the steps below. I used an XOXO metallic balloon image that I found on the internet for reference.
Step 1: I colored in the darker areas with the lightest shade (R20)
Step 2: I went over the area with the darkest shade (R39)
Step 3: I went over the area with R29
Step 4: I went over the area with R27 and outlined the XO with R27
Step 5: I went over the same area with R29
Step 6: I went over the same area with R24
Step 7: I went over the same area with R22
Step 8: I blended the edges in the area with R20
Step 9: I went over the outside edges and added lines with R39
Step 10: I blended the edges with R20
Step 11: I drew in white lines next to the R39 lines on the edges
I used squiggly lines when I was colouring. I also left the lightest areas of the balloon uncolored for contrast. I also, added shadow by outlining the letters with a Copic Marker (C1) and softened the edges with C0. I finished off the card with enamel dots and added a black frame and another frame using cardstock from the Speckles Collections Paper Pack.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a crafty day!!
Lawn Fawn Supplies:
- Scent with Love
- Scent with Love Add-On
- Special Delivery (small envelope)
- Woodgrain Backdrops (arrows)
- Lots of Hearts Background Stencils
- Giant XOXO die
- Large Mini Slimline Stackables
- Black Licorice Cardstock
- Speckles Collections Paper Pack
- Skunks: N8, N6, N4, N3, N1, R20, R00
- Bowties: R29, R24, R21
- Envelopes: R29, R24, R21, R00
- Hearts: R39, R29, R27, R24, R21
- XOXO: R39, R29, R27, R24, R21, C1, C0
- Waffle Flower Enamel Dots
- Sakura White Gelly Pen
- Hero Arts White Embossing Powder