Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Brutus Monroe Hot Air Balloon Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Today is our third blog hop for the new release at Brutus Monroe! Today we are spotlighting the Hot Air Balloon stamp set and today I made a slider card!

I began my card today by stamping my hot air balloon with Raven Detail Ink on Neenah 80# cardstock. I colored it with Copic markers and used my Brother Scan n Cut to cut it out. 

For the background I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock, a cloud stencil, and Brutus Monroe Speckled Egg Surface Ink to create my sky.

To create the slider, I used a slider die I had in my stash and positioned it diagonally across the card to have the balloon move up and down. After cutting the slider piece out, remember to save that piece to add to your card base so it has the same pattern underneath. 

Here's how it looks when adding the piece back in, using your background to position it correctly.

To make the balloon move, I needed slider mechanisms. Here I have two circle die cut pieces cut from cardstock the size of a penny and a plastic spacer that goes between the two circles.

Here's how that will look. Glue the plastic spacer to one circle die cut and place in the slider channel. Add dimensional foam tape to the back of your background piece like in the picture. Move your slider piece around to make sure it has room to slide without hitting the foam tape. Then glue the other circle to the spacer, remove the backing paper and position the background piece evenly into place on your card base, and then adhere your hot air balloon. Your hot air balloon should be sliding up and down freely! So fun!

I completed my card by adding my sentiment and Bottle cap sequins.

Copic colors used:
Pig-E50, E51, E11, E23 Cheeks-R11
Basket- YR24, YR27, E99, E18

All of the supplies for today's card will be listed below.

This is part of a blog hop so be sure to head over to the Brutus Monroe Blog to see all of the Design Teams creations!

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