Hot Air Balloon by Jamie Martin

  1. Fold a piece of 6 ¼ ” by 10 ” card stock so that the fold is on the side.
  2. Place the curvy end of the Picasso Stencil up near the top of the sky card stock.
  3. Rub the stencil brush on one of the blue inks in the Splendor Ink Pad.
  4. Tap the excess off on paper towel and rub off the top of the stencil in little circles.
  5. Continue to repeat steps 2-4 on various parts of the card stock, and on a second piece of light blue, until the card stock seems full of clouds.
  6. Use the white crayon to enhance the clouds.
  7. Use your manual die cut machine and the fitted frames die to cut out one piece of the cloudy sky.
  8. Use your manual die cut machine to cut a fitted frame one size larger from the Oceanside card stock.
  9. Tape the Hot Air Balloon stencil face up on the cloudy cut out piece.. Use one large piece across the top of the stencil initially.  It will be a hinge later.  Tape all the way around.
  10. Remove the embossing paste from the container with the palette knife and place on the paste spreader.
  11. Place the paste spreader on the top of the stencil and pull down towards you, filling the holes and keeping contact with the stencil at all times.
  12. Replace any extra paste into the container.
  13. Remove the tape from the bottom and sides of the stencil.
  14. Using the taped top as a hinge, carefully remove the stencil.  Let the paste dry.
  15. Stamp the phrase in Stazon on the bottom of the cloudy background.
  16. When the paste is dry, color the image with the alcohol inks and let dry.
  17. Replace the stencil and tap over it with the Versamark Ink Pad.
  18. Remove the stencil and cover the image with the clear embossing powder.
  19. Shake off the excess powder and heat emboss with tool.
  20. Glue the hot air balloon onto the darker blue frame.
  21. Glue the framed image into place.
Print Project

Also uses these supplies:

  • EP020 Clear Embossing Powder
  • My Colors Cardstock by My Mind's Eye (Ocean Side, Sky)
  • StazOn® Jet Black Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
  • Splendor™ Circus Ink Pad by Tsukineko®
  • Spectrum Noir™ Markers (GB8, EB8,  PL5, TB5, BP6, CR10, JG6, DR3, CT4)
  • Ultrafine Black Sharpie®
  • Paper Towel
  • Big Shot™ by Sizzix®
  • ZipDry™ Paper Glue by Beacon Adhesives
  • 1/2" Removable Tape by 3M®

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