I have recently started following the incredibly talented Anita from My Papercraft World. This week she has been chosen as a guest designer for the Addicted to CAS challenge blog, which I had not come across before. Anita’s card is incredible and thoroughly inspired me to take part in the challenge. The code word for challenge #36 is “Far Away”.
I knew I wanted to use my hot air balloon stamp which I got from Get Stamping magazine and I had recently been given some travel themed washi tape by my husband (he can’t help himself, he sees washi tape, he buys me washi tape). I had a couple of ideas for a layout and after playing for a little settled on the above, but I had to backwards engineer the card in order to figure out how to do what I wanted.
I stamped the main image then reverse masked it to stamp the clouds. I then masked the clouds and used Distress Ink in Evergreen Bough to ink the sky – I would have gone for a bluer colour but the washi had more of a green tone to it. I removed the masks then added the washi, trimming it down to sit next to the image. The sentiment I used is from the same stamp set as the balloon.
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think, Cx