Blossom Loves Balloons is a Birthday cutie
Hello, and welcome. Today I did Copic coloring using this adorable stamp by Stampingbella called Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons. Getting transparency with a bunch of balloons can be a bit tricky. The order of coloring balloons is important, but more about that a little later on. So let’s get started with todays card!
I used my mini Misti by Sweet Petunia to stamp my image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. This is the Copic friendly ink I use most for my Copic coloring. Also, using a mini Misti is such a helpful tool. If part on the image doesn’t ink properly you can just stamp overtop again to get a clearer image.
I had fun coloring Blossom in light pastel greens, and yellows. I am naturally drawn to pastels, and love using them whenever I get a chance! Don’t you just love the dots on her tights! For her hair I decided on a medium brown. This helped bring out that cute little face. I also decided to give her a little nose. Nothing fancy, just a small dot with my Copic black multi-liner. I fussy cut Blossom, and the balloons out. I edged the balloons with my Memento Tuxedo Black marker to give a defined edge.
For the background I used Twisted Citron, and Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. In keeping with the lighter shades I used Clarity Stencil Brushes to lightly add color from the ink pads. I was going to add a hill which is what the white strip was going to be used for. I scrapped that idea as I thought Blossom wouldn’t stand out enough. After all she IS supposed to be the star of the card 🙂
I thought I would talk a bit about the balloons. To get the transparency effect the idea is to lay down the darkest colors first. Then layer the lighter colors overtop. You will be able to see through to the bottom darker color. So, for example, this bunch of balloons I did the green then blue next came pink, and finally yellows on top. I made an imaginary line of the balloon I was coloring, and filled it in as a whole balloon as I layered the colors. To finish off the balloons, and give them sparkle I used Wink Of Stella clear. I also used the sparkle on the ruffle of her dress, and her shoes.
In assembling this card I decided to keep it one layer except Blossom, and the balloons which I used small pop dots to give some dimension. The sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh called Easter Sequins Mix, and are a fabulous mixture of colors! They matched perfectly with the Copic pastel colors. I stamped out my sentiments with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Then used clear embossing powder, and heat set that. Next I pre-cut my cardstock, and assembled my card using my Tombow Stamp Runner. To glue the sequins I using Ranger Multi Medium Matte glue, and tweezers for placement.
This is a closeup of Blossom with some seagulls soaring past her as the balloons carry her away 🙂
This is the completed Blossom Loves Balloons card. She was so much fun to create using pastel Copics, and Distress Inks! You can drop a comment below telling me if you like pastels as much as I do! Or maybe you like brights instead 🙂
Until next time, I wish you days filled with sunshine!
Below you will find a list of supplies I used to make this card. If you would like to know more, or purchase an item just click on the image to be taken to the Simon Says Stamp.com website. I do not use affiliated links. I use Simon Says Stamp which is why I recommend them.