Newton Dreams of Paris. I have family members who live in areas that are predominantly French-speaking, so I'm always on the lookout for cute stamps that have french sentiments. So, I knew right away I just had to have Newton Dreams of Paris. This set also has an air balloon - another one of images I'm constantly drawn to.
I started by stamping the air balloons onto some Copic Marker paper. I colored the images with my Copics. I went for soft, light colors with just enough brightness to make the images pop. I set them aside to work on the rest of the card.
I created a standard top-folding A2 card base (4¼ by 5½") out of light gray cardstock. I then grabbed some Lavender cardstock and cut it out with a stitched rectangle die. I found the perfectly adorable patterned paper from Studio Calico's Brighton Pier 6x6. I just love how the little clouds have a cute smiley on them!
Since the images I colored had a few really delicate details (ex. the balloon strings), I decided to paper piece them. I started by stamping the balloons where I wanted them on the patterned paper. Then, I cut out the main elements of the stamped images I colored with my Copics - Balloon, Newton in his basket and the teeny balloons. I lined them up carefully with the stamped image on the patterned paper and adhered them together. For the small images, I used liquid glue so I had a bit of wiggle room to line them up.
I adhered the front panel to the lavender rectangle with foam squares. Lastly, I adhered both to my card base.
I'm going to enter this card in Newton Nook's challenge #17.
Newton's Nook - Newton Dreams of Paris
My Favorite Things Hybrid Ink - Black Licorice
My Favorite Things - Blueprints 13
Mama Elephant - Femme Frames
Studio Calico - Brighton Pier 6x6 patterned paper
WPlus9 Heavyweight Cardstock in Dove Grey
Simon Says Stamp Cardstock in Lavender
Copic Mini Marker pad #70lbs
3M Double-Sided Foam Tape
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Copics (B000, B00, BG01, E33, E37, E29, V12, V06, E50, E53, YR12, YR23, YR27, B45, R22, R35, R05)