Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Uplifting Card

The Reveal
Hello PMB Peeps, this is Michelle here today. I'm so excited to share with you with you a new card that I made with March's Sunday Afternoon kit!

UpliftingCard

The contents of the kits are also so inspiring that it makes it so easy to create projects. I love that the Webster's 6 x 6" petite papers are double sided and that there are 2 of each of 18 designs with 36 total papers. I've never seen that many different designs in one pack before. This is a great kit to have if you love working with layers. 

The Inspiration
You may think I was inspired by the movie, "Up", but I was actually inspired by National Geographic's attempt to launch a real house into the sky using weather balloons. As you can see, they were successful. I thought it was a fitting image for an inspirational, encouraging type of card. 

National Geographic's House
The Details
Besides the paper pack, I also love the Maya Road alterable wooden buttons in the embellishment pack of this month's kit. I've never altered buttons before, but found out that they are so easy to alter! I just dabbed on some chalk ink from my ink pad and I was good to go. There was no waiting time involved. There are also some plastic buttons which won't take the chalk ink so I used a permanent solvent ink pad to color the buttons. You can also paint the buttons with acrylic paint, but I didn't feel like waiting for paint to dry, nor did I want to get out my paint supplies so I opted for what was at hand. The buttons reminded me of balloons so I inked them in different colors to get a bright and colorful bunch.

Fun with Buttons
The papers have a vintage feel, so I decided to type the sentiment with my manual typewriter. You can also print your sentiment with a typewriter font. I also cut out the little strip of ants traveling on the ground. There are so many images to play with on the papers. 

Typed Sentiment
I hope you'll have as much fun with your kit as I did. 

March's Sunday Afternoon Kit
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5 comments:

  1. Such a fun card! Great inspiration piece too :)

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  2. Great card and I love the inspiration behind it! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. super duper card and LOVE your inspiration.

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