I set out to make a cute, Valentine’s Day-themed card last week using the sweet hot air balloons from the Lift Me Up stamp set. After playing around with elements on my card, my balloon-themed card turned into a sweet bunny-themed card (you can see that card here)- and the balloons were set aside. I picked them back up to make this fun card for two of this week’s online challenges. Here’s my card:
Here’s the banner for this week’s Retro CAS(E) This Sketch challenge that inspired my card:
This sketch first appeared as CTS#33 in 2013. If you’d like to see all of the amazing projects that were shared then, you can see them here.
I’m also sharing this card for this week’s Paper Players theme challenge – love is in the air:
- Lift Me Up. Even with all the wonderful, new products in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog, my card features some of my favorites from the Annual Catalog. I love these sweet balloons and the scene we can create with a couple of the fun clouds. Here’s a look at this must-have stamp set:The stamp set was initially offered as a bundle (the bundled offering expired when the set carried over into a new publication). Still, the dies that accompany this set are amazing and should be part of your current stash:
- Love is in the Air. The sentiment on my card is pulled right from the Lift Me Up stamp set – a perfectly coordinated sentiment. I stamped the sentiment in Poppy Parade on Thick Whisper White cardstock and cropped it with one of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. I snipped a bit off the right side of the band so it would align with the Pool Party band.I love the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, introduced in Stampin’ Up!’s 2019 Occasions Catalog. If you haven’t checked these out, please do. Here’s a look:
- Color Combination. What do you think about the colors in this card?! While the Pool Party panels play important roles in the makeup of this card, the three balloons really set the tone for the bright, cheery feel of this card. Here’s a closer look at all three hot air balloons:If you like this combination of Rich Razzleberry, Poppy Parade and Pacific Point, please save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Lift Me Up Papers: Subtles 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper (Pool Party), Poppy Parade, Pool Party, Thick Whisper White Inks: Poppy Parade, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point Accessories: Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
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