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


  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

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

  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

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

  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. ;~}

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  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

  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