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January 16, 2017

Welcome Guest Designer, Sonja Bakonyi!

Every year, I make a special Mickey or Minnie card for a relatives birthday. She collects Mickey everything. When I say collect, I mean they have houses full of Mickey collectibles! One of my childhood memories is touring the houses and being in awe.

This year is a little bit more special to get her out a card as some recent health concerns have come alight.

Which brought me to the inspiration to do a sunburst as the card base. I wanted it to be multi colored though, but smooth and no seems. Out my Craftwell eBrush came.

 After selecting my paper pallet, I was able to select my eBrush pallet as well.

To create the sunburst, I cut the pattern I wanted out on contact paper to make a template. I used contact paper for two reasons.

  1. It provides a more secure coverage and cleaner lines than just using a paper template or often even a plastic template
  2. It peels off of the paper smoothly and leaves no tack or torn paper

This is what it looks like before peeling off the  contact paper

The fun part is getting to airbrush any pattern onto my project. Since this is a starburst, I decided to go with the dark color in the middle and work my way out.

The final product is just what I wanted so I didn't have to redo it!

Now on to my favorite reason to have an eBrush. Detailing. You can take an ordinary cut of paper and amp it up with highlights, low-lights, or just a dab of extra va-va-voom. 

Take Mickey's pants for instance. Above is the before eBrush and below is the after eBrush. It looks like a mess at first, but take away the extra paper and it leaves a nice highlight around the edges.

Shoes, pants, face, eyes, really any object can be enhanced with this magical little machine!  

I also use my eBrush to dust off the final product to get rid of any extra little fuzzies, glitter, or particles that I don't want on my project. Just leave the marker out and blow away. 

Once the pieces are all airbrushed and ready for assembly, the final product pops on the page.

 This card is an easel card just for a little extra fun. 

 The balloons float off the page on purpose. The eBrush actually makes this project pop and look as if it was a printed object. Other than the sentiments, everything is hand pieced though!

A few pop up tabs under the inside sentiment helps keep the easel portion in place.

Materials Used:
  • Red 
  • Yellow
  • Black
  • White
  • Tan
Craftwell eBrush
Sharpie Markers
Cutting Machine with software
Aleene's Original Tacky Glue
Teresa Collins Mega Runner

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