Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cheery Lynn The Little Things Steampunk



Hi Everyone!  I've been itching to use the new patina paints I picked up last week and the first thing I wanted to paint with them is these gears.  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me too.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


I love how the background of the balloon is a perfect fit behind so it's easy to add additional colors.  I'm looking forward to cutting and paper piecing different colors inside the balloon to create a different look. 

I painted the Gears and embossed both the Vintage Hot Air Balloon and the heart lock from the Whimsical Lock and Key set.  I adhered the front of the balloon to the background with a tinted glaze.  I found the sentiment in a paper pack and thought it was the right size to add to the card. Last I added the black rhinestones and the gold thread to the lock.

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Cheery Lynn Magic


Hi Everyone!  The new Cheery Lynn Vintage Hot Air Balloon has been calling to me.  I use the smaller hot air balloons a lot and this one is different enough both in size and style that it needed a place in my die collection.


The die is a two piece set and I love having the backing for the balloon.   It is so easy to cut various papers to create different looks.


I started with the dark blue Vintage Hot Air Balloon and then cut the sparkly background.  I was originally planning a more complicated card but once the back was in place I thought the balloon could carry the design of the card on its own.  I ended up using a scallop die to add the white background layer.  The scallops reminded me of clouds and it added some needed interest.  

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Hugs, Jenny