Wednesday, 9 January 2019

This week is my Nephew's birthday.  Both he and his brother play cricket so I got some punches out to make his birthday card.

To make this card I sponged the sky with a sponge and Balmy Blue ink.  The trick is to place your cardstock on some scrap paper and start sponging on the scrap first, then work your way in circles onto the cardstock.  Each time you reink your sponge start off the edge again.  

The wickets, ball and balloon I punched with punches.  I did use some retired punches - the Owl punch for the ball, and the Word Window (narrowed down) for the wickets.  You could easily use the Classic Label instead.  Sadly the Little Numbers dies are also retired but they were just the size I needed.  

The Take Your Pick Tool was invaluable for picking up those tiny little pieces - the top of the wickets particularly - and securing them into place.

Check out the list below for a full list of the supplies used.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green (sentiment), Smoky Slate (string of balloon), White pen
Punches: Balloon Bouquet, Retired: Owl Builder, Word Window
Dies: Little Numbers Thinlits (retired)
Stamps: Tabs for Everything (sentiment on balloon), Balloon Celebration (balloon string)

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