Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Viva Las Vegas Stamps Monthly Challenge - A Birthday Card for Terri Sproul

Here is the birthday card I made for Terri for the Viva Las Vegas Monthly Challenge.  I used the Steampunk Flying Machine image from  VLVS Plate 1376 to first stamp in black on the cardstock.  Then I stamped and cut out portions of that same image several times onto various pieces of steampunk printed cardstock. I used pop dots beneath the boat and balloon images to make them pop out in a 3D fashion.  Rock Candy Crackle Paint was used on the balloon of the Flying Machine.  I used a silver paint pen to color the pole and workings of the fan and propellers.  I used Couture Creations Ascension embossing folder on blue cardstock, sanded and cut out each image, then adhered to the bottom layer of cardstock.  I cut a slit in the VLVS Flying Machine image to insert part of the blue embossed balloon behind the stamped balloon image.  I also cut out a few more embossed images from the Ascension embossed paper and adhered, as shown.  I then used Jillibean Soup tiny alphabet stickers to spell out "Happy Birthday" and "24".  I stamped portions of the Hero Arts watch gears along the edges of a kraft card using Vintage Photo Distress Ink. At this point, I felt the card needed a little more, so I die cut some gears from Donna Salazar's Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets die, and embossed each one with a copper and patina embossing powder before adhering to the card.  I used the punched out portion of one of the larger gears to decorate the large balloon.


  1. Great card, I haven't seen VLVS products before. Love the hot air balloons. TFS Pammejo

  2. Barbara, this is gorgeous! Your style really shows in this creation.

  3. Love your card Barbara! I love the style of it and all the little details!