I’ve been wanting to work with Kraft cardstock for a while, and finally got some A6 Kraft cards and white pigment ink. I decided to try the MFT Big Balloons stencil to do some shadow stamping.
I started by using white pigment ink to stencil four balloons across the card front. Layering colour over white on Kraft cardstock helps the colours to show more vibrantly.
Next I chose four colours of distress inks and used the stencil again to add the colour. I moved the stencil over a little to give a shadow effect where the distress ink doesn’t overlap with the white pigment ink. This is a fun effect to add more dimension to an otherwise flat stamped image.
I used a white gel pen to add highlight detail to the balloons, and a black fineliner pen for the strings.
I added a glitter sentiment, using the celebrate die from the Avery Elle Sentimentals die set, then stamped words from the coordinating stamp set underneath in black ink.
Finally, I finished the card by adding some sequins.