It’s time for another round of inspiration from The Stamp Review Crew. If this is your very first visit, we are a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators whose mission is to do a blog hop on the first and third Mondays of each month. Our hops are unique because each of us features the same stamp set. This week it is one of my favorite sets from the Occasions Catalog, Lift Me Up. I am Stop #11 on the hop. You may have just left Stop #10: Charlet Mallet. Charlet’s work never disappoints! After visiting me, you will continue to Stop #12 Linda Callahan. Enjoy today’s hop!
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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ high when folded.
For today’s hop, I opted to create a soft, shabby chic card in shades of Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake. I used the mini-sized “Swirly Cloud” image to distress everything, starting with the large balloon cut-out created with the Up & Away Thinlits.
This little stamp is perfect for adding a touch of interest to anything. Keeping true to my nature, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to add pearls.
To create the sky, I inked up a large Acrylic Block with Soft Sky ink and stamped directly onto a Very Vanilla card stock panel. I then randomly stamped all over using the Swirly Cloud image, first inked in Soft Sky, and then inked in Crumb Cake.
The smaller balloons were both stamped twice, once in Crumb Cake and once in Blushing Bride. I then paper pieced each one. Once again, I just had to add a few pearls.
As you can see, the smaller balloons were also distressed using the Swirly Cloud image. I love this little image!
As a finishing touch, I added an asymmetrical bow created with Blushing Bride ribbon.
Here is the same card from another angle:
If Blushing Bride shabby chic hot air balloons are not your cup of tea, here is the same layout using different colors and rhinestones, which I created earlier:
I hope you enjoyed today’s card made with this adorable set. Won’t you let me know in your comment today? Of course, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away. Now hop along to Stop #12, the Queen of Clean and Cuteness, the incomparable Linda Callahan! I guarantee you will not be disappointed with what she has in store for you! If you get lost along the way, you can find a list of all the hoppers at The Stamp Review Crew. Until next time…