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October 27, 2021

Sending happy mail – Perfect Combos

Hello Everyone, It is Zsofi here, welcome to another edition of my Perfect Combos series. When was the last time you sent out happy mail to your friends? I admit that I do it much less often than I would want to, but when I saw the Hot Air Balloon dies from the new release, I knew I needed to create a friendship card. I combined it with some older stamps ad stencils this time. Let me guide you through the process. First I stamped and coloured the images from Hot Diggity Dog and Happy Yappy Mail. I used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: EB5, EB3, RB2, RB1, BG5, BG2, BG1, TB5, TB2, DR3, CG3, CG1. I cut everything out with the coordinating dies. Then I die cut the pieces needed to build my hot air ballon: for the balloon itself I used patterned paper, for tha basket I used kraft cardstock ad for the little accessories some specialty papers. Before adhering it together I added some texture to the basket itself with the Wonderfully Woven stencil and Gathered Twigs Distress Oxide ink. I also added some shading to the balloon pieces with Blueprint Sketch Distress Oxide ink, and assembled it as on the picture. As the balloon is quite big, I decided to go with the slimline format: my cardbase is 8,5*3,5 inches. I die cut a Stitched Slimline Rectangle with the Stitched Slimline Trios die set from white cardstock and created a cloudy sky with the help of the Cloudy Skies stencil. I used Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink and a blending brush. I also cut grass with the Slimline Sceenery die set and inkblended it with Twisted Citron Distress Oxide ink. On this little piece I stamped part of the sentiment from the More Classic Sentiments stamp set. After assembling the scene I die cu the word Friend from green cardstock 3 times and layered them on top of each other. I adhered it on the balloon and covered it with clear shimmer. As a finishing touch I used a white gel pen and glossy accents on the hearts and noses, and emphasized the pawprints and eyes with a black glaze pen. I hope you enjoyed this all occasion slimline scene and will pop in again soon for more. See you, Zsofi

October 27, 2021

One Comment on “Sending happy mail – Perfect Combos

Chris Craft
October 29, 2021 at 4:53 am

What a spectacular card! Those puppies are so sweet!
Thank you also for sponsoring the Cat Lover’s Hop! Enjoying it so much!


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