Monday, July 8, 2019

Taylored Expressions: Bright Blended Balloons

Taylored Expressions' wildly popular Blender Brushes and Storage Caddy (currently sold out, but sign up here to be notified when they are back in stock) are fabulous for creating beautiful blended backgrounds, but I like them equally well for brushing onto die cuts to add dimension!

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Brushing from off the edge onto the die cut automatically makes the edges darker.  Then I focused a little more ink on the lower left on each balloon.  It's subtle but so easy to add a little extra to a card and absolutely perfect for balloons that are naturally lighter in the middle where they expand.

Taylored Expressions

I made this card for a guy in my office.  I was amused with myself while creating it as to what inspires me.  I don't know him very well - but I do know his regular attire includes polo shirts in rich colors.  In fact, I teased him recently when he had a black shirt on - but it turned out he was going to a funeral - oops.  He has one polo that is exactly this Plum Punch color.  Inspiration is everywhere!!

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3 comments:

  1. I like your polka dotty background, this is delightful!

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  2. This is fabulous!! I LOVE the kraft background!!

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  3. Perfect way to color those balloons, Kim! Love those pretty colors, and against the kraft (with your dotted background), they really pop. This is a great birthday card, and whoever gets this is going to love it. Fabulous card!! Bev

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