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I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Saturday 20 January 2018

Airship project 2

While I was making my 3D box project (see other post) I decided to get ahead of myself for a change and make a card for my nephew who's birthday is in January using the same fab airship stamp from Chocolate Baroque. 

I stamped out the image onto Chocolate Baroque cartridge card and embossed with black WOW embossing powder to help resist the paint I'd be using to colour the card. You might notice it's the same pic as the box card post....cause I did exactly the same there too.
For the sky I dabbed a mixture of watered down blue DecoArt media fluid acrylic and white gesso which works better than normal white paint (which would just blend into a pale blue) all around the image with a large brush, then dabbed off with a tissue.
I used DecoArt metallic paints for the balloon and propellers and red media fluid acrylic for the basket. As this card was for my nephew, who is a helicopter engineer, I stamped more propellers to add to the top of the balloon onto scrap paper, cut out and stuck on - to make it a bit more helicopterish!
With a fine permanent Pitt Pen I drew over some of the black embossed lines I'd partially hidden with paint, then highlighted the whole image with a white Posca Paint pen to make it stand forward from the blue sky. Using a steel ruler I tore the paper to a square small enough to fit my card blank. I created a slightly bigger mat of blue card, 'roughed up' the edges with my distress tool. I stamped the happy birthday sentiment onto a scrap of the torn card and cut into a banner shape. 
I layered everything up and drew lines from the banner to the airship and that's it done!
Thanks for looking.
Suz x


  1. What a great card, your nephew is going to love it. Thanks so much for your visit to my blog and your kind words.