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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #6

Robot and balloon


Day six of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. My mini robot stamp set turned up this morning so I could finish off the birthday card I originally had in mind when I started working on the blueprint stamps.


I watercoloured the balloon with Distress ink, fussy cut it out and used glossy accents on the highlight. Then I cut the red paper layer to size and trimmed down the watercolour cardstock and the buckram and die cut the curved dividing line. I stamped and watercoloured the mini robot and used an ink blending tool to colour the edges of the two-tone panel.

I assembled the card by gluing the two base panels to the card base, mounting the balloon on the card using foam pads, tying a silver string to the balloon and fixing it to the robot’s hand with some multi-medium matte.

Lessons Learned:

Be careful trying to die cut overlapping pieces of card as the edges will inevitably emboss just where you don’t want them to.


  • stamps:
    Tim Holtz – birthday blueprint
    Tim Holtz – mini robots blueprint
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – stitched hillside borders
  • inks:
    Ranger – archival ink – jet black
  • colour:
    Distress ink pad – spun sugar, barn door, festive berries
    Distress ink pad – pumice stone, frayed burlap, black soot
    Distress ink pad – tea dye
  • embellishments:
    Embroidery silk – silver
    Glossy accents
  • paper and card:
    Distress – watercolour cardstock
    Papermill Direct – harvest buckram
    Bazzill Basics – ladybug trio

30 day colouring challenge

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