Monday, June 27, 2011

Hot in Vegas!

Hello again! Welcome to my second blog post for the Viva Las Vegastamps! Design Team. Today, I just happen to be posting from my room at The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas. I am here with my partner who is here on business to speak at an HR conference (SHRM). Tomorrow, I am planning to visit the Viva Las Vegastamps! store, where I am sure I will go into shopping overload.
The temperature in Vegas today is about 104 degrees Fahrenheit, so a cool breeze would be nice. That thought brings us to my project, which, you could say, features a cool breeze.
I used two Viva Las Vegastamps! stamps on this card; Blowing Wind Corner (6726) and Acrobat on Rope (17450).
Blowing Wind Corner is a large corner stamp of clouds with a face blowing a gust of wind. Acrobat on Rope features a girl hanging on to a piece of rope. I stamped both stamps with Memento ink and then colored them with Copic markers.
I took a fine tipped black marker and drew lines coming from the frayed end of the rope to make it look like the strings coming from a bunch of balloons. By doing this, I was able to use this stamp for something completely different than what it depicts.
Then I punched some balloons out of different colored papers and covered them with Clear 3D Crystal Lacquer. I glued them down in layers, putting the balloons in the front of the bunch on pop dots to add dimension.
After that, I decided to use a foam applicator sponge to put down some Broken China distress ink to make the sky look more realistic. I also added a little bit of Milled Lavender distress ink to the cloud stamp to highlight some of the areas that I had colored with the Copic markers.
I didn’t feel this card needed a sentiment, but you could easily add one to match your occasion if you wanted to. One of the great things about Viva Las Vegastamps! is their huge selection of unusual sentiments. Be sure to check them out! Also, be sure to stop by my blog at Create & Craft and say “Hello!”
Be sure to come back here in just a few days because we are having our blog hop on the 29th and you can win great prizes!


Jamie said...

Another great card Joe! I'm really liking your unique ideas and your creative imagination as it seems your cards have a story behind each them.

Stampo said...

Great card, Joe and I sure miss that nice dry heat in Las Vegas... hate the humidity here and I could use some of that breeze blowing on your card.

Carole Lassak said...

Awesome card. Love the way the two stamps work together and the way you've repurposed the Acrobat on Rope stamp.