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Tuesday, May 10, 2016

MIM # 248 Ink Blending through die Cut Masks

The new MIM from Lizzie is about making masks from our die cuts and then ink blending to make our card.  Her hearts were gorgeous!
I thought I would use balloons!

die cuts for balloons:  balloon bash, heart to heart birthday balloons, birthday style
die cut word:  Tip Top
Other stamps:  Keep it Simple: birthday, Wonderful words Birthday
Inks:  summer sunrise, bright buttercup, hawaiian shores, green parakeet, tropical teal, berry sorbet
I also used a gelly roll pen to draw the strings from the balloons

here is Lizzie's card:
MIM 248 You Make Me Happy Card 

Now I have plants to plant, so better get to it before it is too hot!
Go out and make it a great something unexpected for someone!

Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. What an awesome card with the beautiful balloons, Colleen! Awesome bold sentiment! And, It's a perfect take on Lizzie's card!

  2. You and Birgit were on the same page. Awesome card, Col and love the colors.

  3. Love you card with the beautiful colors and that large bold sentiment!

  4. I am going to watch that video because this card is so gorgeus. I love the colors you used and the transparency is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Fabulous Colleen! Great colors and yes, I think we were definitely thinking on the same path the day we made these. You know what they say about great minds... ;0)
    Hope you got all your plants planted!!

  6. Oh this sure is HAPPY!! I love the bold sentiment!! Awesome take on Lizzie's card! : )


  7. Awesome card Colleen! Your colors are blended so beautifully, the balloons are spaced perfectly, and the bold sentiment is fabulous! This is definitely a card that makes me smile! So you and Birgit were on the same page this week, and Linda and I were...I'm thinking the 4 of us need to meet up someday! :0)

  8. You have been busy! Another pretty card Colleen! You placed those balloons perfectly!

  9. The balloons look amazing and perfect with this masked blending and bold sentiment!
    It sure is fun going to the kids games and sounds like you have many to go to like me!

  10. Loving all the balloon cards people made & yours is gorgeous, Colleen! Love your choice of colors! Boy has the weather been great & it's such a shock to have it cool & rainy all of a sudden!

  11. Colleen, your card is so FUN! I love those color-blended balloons and the "Happy" die is fabulous!

  12. Love your card. The colors are wonderful.


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