Monday, October 23, 2017

Flying High Birthday

For today's birthday card I used two challenges:  Creating Pretty Cards Challenge #76 and Seize the Birthday - anything goes.

Card Base:  Soft Sky CS cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2"; score at 2-3/4" and 7".  Using the clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set and Soft Sky ink, I randomly stamped the clouds on the two flaps of the front, stamping off first on scrap paper.

Image Layer:  On a piece of Whisper White CS I again randomly stamped them using Soft Sky ink and the same cloud stamps.  I adhered this layer to Sweet Sugarplum CS and added it to the left flap of the card.

Balloon:  The balloon was cut out of Tranquil Tide CS backed with Multipurpose Adhesive sheets using the Up and Away Thinlits.  The backing pieces were cut out of Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper using the same thinlits and attached to the back of the balloon. Dimensionals were used to pop it up on the front.

Sentiment:  The sentiment from the Lift Me Up stamp set was heat embossed on Whisper White CS using VersaMark, Tranquil Tide ink and Clear Embossing Powder.  It was cut out with the Up and Away Thinlits.  I added some Clear Wink of Stella for a little shimmer.  The cloud was attached to the upper corner of the image.

Finishing Touch:  Slipped a piece of Silver Mini Sequin Trim behind the the balloon with a Glue Dot to adhere it.

The inside sentiment is from the Lift Me Up stamp set and was heat embossed with Versamark, Tranquil Tide and Clear Embossing Powder.  I added a small balloon from the same stamp set that was stamped in Sweet Sugarplum ink.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Nancy said...

Love this Hot Air Balloon from SU! Great use of colors too! I especially love your creativity with the sequins! Thanks for being with us at Seize the Birthday and please join us again soon!

Buffy Cooper said...

Lovely card, Patti! I love that balloon, and your colors are beautiful. Great take on the sketch!

Regina Andari - said...

Thanks so much for participating in Creating Pretty Cards - Card Challenge #76! This pretty card is going to make someone's day--the sequin trim is such a fun addition!