Oh my gosh! It has been a busy time here at The Stampin’ Schach! However, I did get time to play with the hot air balloons from Stampin’ Up!’s new Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away Thinlits Dies. What fun! I hope you enjoy today’s card!
The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This card measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ when folded.
Be selective! The two smaller hot air balloons were selectively inked using Night of Navy and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Markers. Of course, I couldn’t resist adding a few Rhinestones for sparkle. I rarely use the strips, so this seemed like a perfect time to use up some of my stash!
The larger hot air balloon was easy to make. Using the appropriate Up & Away Thinlits, I crafted it from Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder and Night of Navy card stocks. My big tip is to use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the layers to the Balloon “frame”.
To add depth, the large balloon was “popped” up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The cloud placement really adds to the perspective.
For those of you who may want to give this card a try, the Soft Sky panel measures 3-1/8″ wide and 4-3/8″ long. The Night of Navy mat is 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. The Lift Me Up Clear Mount bundle, 144712, costs $45.75. Just add the Fine Tip Glue Pen, and qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product. My suggestion would be the Carried Away Designer Series Paper, 143608. It is made to coordinate with this bundle, and is oh so cute!
The first round of the Occasions Catalog shares have been or are currently being delivered to all of the lucky stampers who ordered them. If you are interested in joining my third, and final round, please email me at [email protected] by January 14th. CLICK HERE to see the options and prices.
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- If your order is $75 – $149.99 (before tax and shipping): Add HOST CODE SURD27C3. To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code.
- If your order is $150 or more: Do NOT add the host code. I will automatically send you the Falling Petals embossing folder, PLUS you will qualify for Stampin’ Rewards!
If you need a paper copy of either the Occasions Catalog or the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, don’t hesitate to email me ([email protected]), and I will drop them in the mail to you!
I leave you today with a picture of Brody. Those of you who have followed my blog for some time, know that Brody has had his share of “Boxer Bumps”. It saddens me to report he will be heading into surgery Monday morning to have two more bumps removed and biopsied. Of course, I will keep you all posted. As always, if you have any question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Until next time…