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).
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).
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.
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!