Friday, 10 May 2019

Birthday Balloons and oxide inks.




Hi everyone, it's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday and the toppings option this time is balloons!


Or, you can always play along with anything goes so long as it's a birthday theme.


There are lots of great ideas from the DT and our surprise party guest, so I hope you get the chance to play along.

I've been playing with distress oxide inks and glossy photo paper.
I pressed some ink onto my craft mat, spritzed it with water then patted the glossy photo paper into the puddles.It seems to set straight away but if you dry it, then pat it into some more ink you can layer up the colours.

Then, when it's dry wipe over it with a baby wipe or damp cloth and the vibrant colors are revealed!

I diecut the celebrate sentiment and balloons from this background, then layered them onto black card for some dimension. Lastly I added some silver cord strings, and a sentiment stamp.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge.



My elements are baby wipe, stamping, heat embossing and die cutting.
Such a fun technique!

A brand new challenge AAA Birthday where it's anything goes birthday.



Addicted to CAS has a contrast theme.
 Love how these blues and greens pop against the black.


Supplies:
Distress oxide inks; glossy photo paper; Serendipity stamps celebrate die; Paper Smooches balloon dies; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; Happy Little Stampers sentiment from doodled flowers set; white pigment ink and Wow ep.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

23 comments:

  1. Great CAS card and love the oxide coloured balloons
    Carol x

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  2. I was working on that baby wipe technique just today, Cathy. The colors you used blend so well and the vibrancy is fantastic against the black. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to CAS.

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  3. Love the color against the black. Very striking card

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  4. The baby wipe, DOX and photo paper make for some wonderful balloons, Cathy! Love the layering of colors and the silver "strings"! The sentiment is a perfect match and the black background makes it all pop beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  5. Ohhhh I love this. So striking with the gorgeous DOX inks and the black card base and panel.

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  6. LOVE the colours of your balloons and large die-cut sentiments. They are so bright after using the baby wipe to take away the chalky finish. They especially shine brightly against the black card base. Great contrast!! xx

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  7. I love the colors in your balloons.

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  8. Rocking those oxide inks, what terrific patterns and shading you've created! Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

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  9. Your design works really well against the black. Colours look great together. Hugs Mrs A.

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  10. Love your card. Those balloons are pretty and look great with the black card base.

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  11. Beautiful! I would love to get a card like this. It is a piece of art that needs to be framed.

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  12. Your bright colours really do pop against the black! I haven't tried my oxides on glossy paper yet, but looks like I'll have to check out the technique. Great card!

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  13. Look at you playing along with so many challenges...I sure miss doing that! Hopefully this summer I will have some time! Love your color choice against the black Cathy! The Thanks for the baby wipe tip too! Fabulous card!!! Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  14. I always think balloons say birthdays and celebration x. Fabulous technique and such a striking result. Love the colours and the dark card stock. Thank you for joining in The CAS Mix Up Challenge x

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  15. The vibrant colors of your die-cut sentiment and balloons beautifully pop against the black, Cathy! Fantastic results of the baby wipe technique. Love how you placed the die-cut sentiment over the balloons.
    Hideko xx

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  16. Love your colorful balloons created with the DOX inks. Fantastic Card. Thanks for having me as the GD for the next couple of months.

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  17. These balloons are very elegant. I have been playing with alcohol inks and got some interesting designs. But you have added the die cut and I really like that look. Ravishing!

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  18. Such beautiful bright colours for the balloons. The black BG really make them POP! Great card, thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  19. Wonderful technique with the photo paper- the colors look so vibrant!! Gotta try that! :) Awesome card, Cathy!!

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  20. That's such a fantastic Card Cathy!! Love those vibrant balloons against the black.Thank you so much for playing along with us at AAA Birthday.We hope to see you joining in future challenges too.

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  21. WOW!!!! This is so striking. I love this brilliant colours on the black. Fabulous card.

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  22. Ooh, I love the contrast of these balloons on the black! Gorgeous!

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  23. love how your wonderfully coloured balloons and sentiment pop against the black...fun card.
    x Karen

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