Here's a card I made for a friend who winters in Florida and lives in the Adirondack Mts in the summer. I thought I'd make him a card showing mountains and hot air balloons you often see there.
I used post-it notes that I cut in random curves to mask for the sponging, using Always Artichoke, Garden Green and Wild Wasabi shades of green. The sky is sponged with Bashful Blue. I adhered this to a Whisper White mat, added Dimensionals and set aside.
The balloons are from the stamp set, Up, Up & Away. I stamped each balloon three times on Whisper White card stock. I used Real Red and Island Indigo ink. I wanted each balloon to be three dimensional on the card, so after cutting each one out, I scored them vertically and folded in half. *I used a generous amount of SNAIL to attach them, gluing the right half of one to the left half of the another. Then, I glued the right half of that one to the left half of the third balloon. This gives you the dimension and a relatively flat surface on the back side. I glued each balloon to a scrap of Whisper White card stock that was stamped with the basket in Soft Suede and cut them out again. This is really much harder explaining how to do it than it is to actually do it...lol. I used SNAIL to attach them to the sponged panel.
I stamped "thinking of you" from the set, Teeny Tiny Wishes, in Garden Green ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the Bitty Banners Framelits to die cut the greeting. It's attached using Stampin' Dimensionals. I attached the panel to the card front and it's finished.
* An alternative to SNAIL would be the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
Up, Up & Away
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Stamps: Up, Up & Away - C-122757, W-122755, Teeny Tiny Wishes - C-127802 , W-115370
Paper: Whisper White - 100730
Ink: Always Artichoke-126972, Garden Green-126973, Wild Wasabi-126959, Bashful Blue-126961, Island Indigo-126986, Real Red-126949, Soft Suede-126978
Accessories: Big Shot-113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder-119976, Bitty Banners Framelits-129267, Stamping Sponges-101610, Paper Snips-103579, SNAIL-104332, Refills-104331, Stampin' Dimensionals-104430, Multipurpose Liquid Glue-110755
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