Monday, August 6, 2018

Just Add Ink #420 - Rainbow Balloon

Hello! Happy Monday! We had a hot weekend here in the north east and some more hot weather is expected the next few days. We did a bunch of swimming as well as cooling off inside in the AC. So I was able to have a few minutes to play in this week's Just Add Ink challenge. Once I saw the challenge, I had to play. I couldn't resist the rainbow of colors and coming up with a card for that.

I had gotten some new Blends last week and I decided to use some of those for the challenge. First I grabbed a bunch of markers in a rainbow of colors: Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Flirty Flamingo. I used these colors to color on Shimmer White card stock.

Then I took the Up & Away thinlits to cut up the rainbow I colored. I took those pieces and glued them behind the detailed hot air balloon. It came out so cool right!? I also cut a few clouds from shimmer white card stock to add to the Pool Party base. I used the new subtle embossing folder on that to give it some extra texture. I was also able to finally use the Gorgeous Grape mini striped ribbon. I love the color of this ribbon and I've been dying to use it, it just hasn't matched any of my recent cards. I think it pairs well with the rainbow of colors today. And my final touch was some of the new basic adhesive-backed sequins. These are so easy to use on cards. Just peel and stick!

I hope this rainbow card brightened up your day! Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. This is so pretty, Jen! I love how the balloon details accent all the levels of colour you’ve added. It creates such an elegant effect along with the sparkly clouds. So gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  2. Lovely card - as well as your Balloon, I like the sequins and the way you have used the ribbon. Chantell Just Add Ink

  3. I love your idea of using blends to create a rainbow balloon Jen. It looks seamless and fabulous, bright and fun! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Love, Love, Love!! Fabulous card Jenn! Love the stripes behind the balloon using the Blends! Such a great idea! The white balloon is a gorgeous contrast to those bright colours and the Pool Party background is a perfect background layer. Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo