Balloons in the Clouds Card

Balloons in the Clouds Card by Annie Williams - Main

Hey there!  I’m back today with a quick card share using new stamps from Pink & Main along with my CAMEO to create these glittery clouds.  I started out by stamping the balloons from the new builder set “Hot Air Balloons” onto some super-smooth 80# Neenah Solar White cardstock with inks from Stampin’ Up (Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, and Soft Suede).  Then I cut them out, leaving a little bit of a white border (you can also use the coordinating dies to do this).

Balloons in the Clouds Card by Annie Williams - Supplies

Next, I cut a quick cloud stencil out of some scrap cardstock with my CAMEO using a design similar to this one (mine came in the Fabric Ink Starter Kit).  I spread Glass Bead Glitter Gel from Faber Castell over my stencil with my palette knife (a.k.a. – an old hotel room key) onto some Soft Sky cardstock (SU).

Balloons in the Clouds Card by Annie Williams - Stenciled Clouds

After removing my stencil, the clouds looked like this.  I set this background aside to dry for a few hours, and since I had never used the Glass Bead medium before, I was a little surprised to see that it dried clear (but very glittery and pretty).  Since the clouds weren’t very prominent on the blue background, I decided to cut them out and transfer them to a white panel that I inked the edges of instead.

Balloons in the Clouds Card by Annie Williams - Detail

Once my scene had been assembled, I added some Sparkling Clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and a sentiment from the “Stitched Greetings” stamp set.  Then I popped this panel up over a Night of Navy cardstock panel (SU).

Although my clouds didn’t come out exactly as I expected, I kinda love how they looked in the end.  I hope you enjoyed this card project and I’d love to hear what you think!

4 Comment

  1. Kris says:

    I love hot air balloons and your card is charming! FC Glass Bead Glitter Gel in now added to my shopping list! TFS

    1. Annie Wills says:

      Thanks so much Kris…I didn’t know what to expect with the glitter gel, but I definitely have some more experimenting to do now!

  2. Love those glistening clouds! Thanks for the inspiration…now I’ll go get some and try it!

    1. Annie Wills says:

      Thanks Sharon! I should mention that you can find the glitter gel at most Michaels stores too.

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