Welcome Joy Clair Fans, Tia here from RockyMtnCraftia.com. My design team card for you today features all the yummy colors of our September Mood Board. I paired them with lots of dimensional layers for the perfect Fall scene, so let’s get started!

Fall in the Rockies is one of my favorite times of the year. I adore all the changing colors of the leaves, the crisp air and the sight of Hot Air Balloons! So I set my sights on creating a mood board themed card with the Funny Times digital stamp available at Joy Clair Designs Store.

A Digital Layout Layer

The first dimensional layer I added began with the digital image itself. When you go to a Hot Air Balloon show, you don’s see just one balloon all by itself-you see many balloons up in the sky. So I created a digital layout that featured a large focal image and layered smaller balloons in the background. The layout was created for a slim line card 8.5 x 3.5 in. I removed the focal balloon from my layout and printed it separately.

Mood Board Inspired

I went through my Copics and selected colors that matched the September mood board. With so many great Fall colors featured there matching them was easy to do.  After inking up all the balloons, I used my scissors and kraft knife to trim the focal balloon so it could be popped-up on foam dots. Another dimensional layer!

Set the Scene

Adding more Dimensional Layers

I sketched out a scene that would be seen from the sky. I included distant mountains, small fields and lots of blue sky. When coloring the sky, I left behind streaks of white for clouds but then I wanted more, so I quickly punched several out. Yes! Another dimensional layer!

Putting It All Together

As I laid all my pieces out, preparing to glue them down, I had one more idea! Add real sting to the balloon! I selected string in a mood board inspired color and it added another layer of dimension to my card and texture. I used a sentiment from the set, but with limited space available, I modified it into a few key words and attached them to one of the clouds.

Copic Colors Used

Hot Air Balloons: B18; B16; YR15; YR07; Y19; R35; R59; E23

Sky: BG000; BG01; BG02

Mountains: C2; C1; C0

Fields: YG01; YG03; YG17; YG67; YG99; colorless blender for texture

Thanks for following along! Pick up the Funny Times digital stamp set and get started creating a dimensional scene card for someone special.

Until next time-get crafty!


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