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Tuesday, 21 April 2015

wee folk and air brusher

Hello my friends. My card today is the one I made for my nephew who was 17 this month. So i can safely blog it now as he's had it.


At my last NEC visit in March, I bought an air brusher that is usually used in cake making. However the lady explained that she uses it for card making too. Now i'd been watching her on C&C for some time and in the end gave in after she let me try it. So I decided that I was going to use it on this card.


I first stamped the bunting in black archival and masked it off. Then I started with the blue colour that came in the pack and airbrushed the whole background.
I then added some yellow and 'sprayed' over the lower area thus obtaining green.
Finally I sprayed through the stencil with the red. I made it darker in some areas to create some depth.


So finally I could stamp. I stamped the sentiment first using the Letter box kit. Then I used 4 boy stamps from the Wee Folk that kind of reminded me of my nephew when he was a little boy.
The ball that the boy is throwing in the air is from the footballer in the Sport kit.
I finished it off by adding some faux stitching and the string to make it look as if it is hanging.
I went round it with a black sharpie pen and mounted it on white base card.

The stamps and stencil are all from Claritystamp.


I really hope he liked his card and didn't think it was too childish, Theresa xx

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Sister act card challenge  - anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday challenge - anything goes with a twist: add some stitching


24 comments:

  1. Great card Theresa with a lot of movement. I'm sure your Nephew was more than happy to receive such a lovely handmade card from his Aunt.
    Thank you for entering the challenge, and good luck x

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  2. Nice card for your nephew like the way you encorporated the week folk good luck in the Clarity challenge x

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  3. Oh fab card Theresa, great minds think alike..I have been playing with my ebrush today. Love what you have done here. Good luck and thanks for entering the Claritstàmp challenge xx

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    1. thanks Linda but not an ebrush. this is the one used in catering xx

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  4. A great soft effect achieved with your new toy - next thing on my list - and don't the boys look as if they're having fun!! Good luck and thank you for entering the challenge. ;~}

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  5. A lovely card I like the effect you have created. Thank you for entering the challenge and good luck. Xx

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  6. lovely card and I like what you have created with your new toy thanks for sharing with FTT Rachel dt

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  7. Fabulous design Theresa, and great use of your air brusher .....the stamps look at home on your design...just fab...hugs...xxx

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  8. Great design Theresa, and a lovely airbrushed background. Thank you for entering this month's Clarity challenge. Good luck! xx

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  9. Hi Theresa. Another lovely card from you. I used to have one of those air brushes when I was making wedding cakes...back then they weren't that great, got clogged up too easily lol. You have made a wonderful job of this. Like the tightrope walker!!! Thank you for entering the challenge and best of luck. x

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  10. Theresa super, great design and colours. Love it. Thanks for entering the Clarity Challenge and good luck.

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  11. Great placement of the wee people, Theresa. I particularly like the little boy tight rope walking along the top of the banner. Good luck in the Clarity challenge x

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  12. What a great card Theresa. Your air brusher gives fab results, and I bet it is lots of fun to use too. Thanks for entering the Clarity challenge, and good luck. Xxx

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