Faux Balloons – Bork video series, Day 4

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

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Welcome to Day 4 of this seven part video series!  Yesterday I showed you how to stamp a rainbow using solid stamps, in the round.  If you missed that video, you can check it out HERE.

All week I will be featuring the adorable Bork stamp set by Ink Road Stamps, showing different techniques and ideas to get the most from this flexible stamp set. Today I am also going to feature some accessories from the equally adorable Pawsome stamp set by Waffleflower, and sentiment from Beam Me Up stamp set by Lawn Fawn.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, Australia Pawsome, Waffleflower, Australia Find Lawn Fawn in Australia at www.dawnlewis.com.au

In today’s video I’m going to show you how I created faux balloons using cardstock, white embossing powder and a white gel pen.

LESSON 4 – Turn your stamp into an imitation of itself.  Why not turn your image into a balloon, a statue or a topiary tree.  Using different effects on a stamped image, you can make it look like something else.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

The first thing I did was stamp and emboss the poodle onto various shades of pink cardstock.  Yes, it’s another monochromatic card, but it doesn’t have to be … you can choose any colour scheme you like!.

The second thing I did was to use the white gel pen to draw the balloon tie and shine marks onto the embossed poodles.

Bork, Ink Road Stamps, video series, Australia

Ink Road Stamps – Bork
Waffleflower – Pawsome
Lawn Fawn – Beam Me Up
Ranger Archival Jet Black ink pad
Stampin’ Up Whisper White pigment ink pad (clear embossing ink would also be suitable, like Distress Ink clear embossing or Versamark)
White embossing powder
Heat Tool
White embroidery thread or fine string
White card base, A5
Pink Cardstock A6 + scraps
Corner rounder punch
3mm ribbon
Circle faux pierced die 1.5″
Double sided tape 3mm
Double sided foam tape 12mm
Big Shot diecutting machine (or similar)
White gel pen
Tonic Tim Holtz Travel Stamp Platform
Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad (also available as dew drop ink pad)
Copic markers – R20, R21, R32, E50, E51

This turned out so much nicer than I expected it to, and mixing in another dog themed stamp set’s accessories worked really well, despite the dogs in Pawsome being much smaller than the dogs in Bork. Don’t be afraid to mix & match your brands!

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