We Rise by Lifting Others

This is my second balloon-themed project this week for the Global Design Project. This one is simple and sweet and showcases the beauty of the Above the Clouds Bundle (which I love). If you missed my first balloon-themed project, you can see it here. Here’s my card:

Above the Clouds, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingHere’s the banner for the super-fun challenge that inspired my card:GDP195Tips, Tricks and Reminders

  • Above the Clouds. Not only is the Above the Clouds Bundle filled with fun images and great sentiments that make it perfect for a pick-me-up card or graduation card, but it’s the best kind of bundle Stampin’ Up! offers. This bundle is a photopolymer-and-punch combination. Yay! That makes it easy-to-use and super-affordable. Here’s a look at this great, new bundle: Above the Clouds Bundle, Stampin' Up! 151135If this isn’t already on your wish list, go ahead and add it now. You’ll find so many reasons to use these balloons than you can think of right now. Promise! ♥
  • We Rise by Lifting Others. I absolutely love this sentiment from the Above the Clouds stamp set. “We rise by lifting others.” We don’t get better by beating others down or racing past others in life. We are better people when we take care of those around us and uplift those who are struggling. It’s a gentle reminder of humanity and a great emotion to share with someone who’s in a tough spot. Here’s a closer look: Above the Clouds, Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingI stamped the sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on Thick Whisper White and punched it with the Story Label Punch. I love the shape of this punch! Here’s a look: Story Label Punch, Stampin' Up!, 150076
  • Follow Your Art. The bright background on this card looks like a fabulous, watercolored work of art. That’s a good thing, right? Even better, I just pulled it from the stack of patterns in the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper (the page I used is the 10th page in the graphic for Follow Your Art below) – Coastal Cabana splashes against a white backdrop. Perfect for sky! Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Follow Your Art Designer Series Papers:Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up! 2019 Annual Catalog, 149489

Bundles: Above the Clouds Bundle Stamp Sets: Above the Clouds Papers: Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper, Coastal Cabana, Thick Whisper White Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Mango Melody Accessories: Story Label Punch, Hot Air Balloon Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. I now have to order this set! I love the sentiment. Your layout is so spot on for the sentiment and the balloon. ?

  2. Clean and simple with a powerful message. I immediately fell in love with the background paper.

  3. The message is perfect with the balloon! Lovely card.

  4. Here’s another great card for the challenge. Love the DSP, sentiment and the punch. I loved the original balloon set, Lift Me Up, and this one adds more great sentiments. A real plus is the balloon punch works with Magnolia Lane to make a large beautiful flower. I love versatility. Have a great day!

  5. Like the sentiment and your card is clean and crisp. You keep using that punch makes me think I need to get it.

  6. What a powerful message! It will brighten anyone’s day because helping others is always a great thing to do!!!

  7. This is the perfect pick-me-up kind of card. LOVE how it all came together with two simple colors…..PERFECT!!!

  8. Beautiful card Brian, love the background DSP for your hot air balloon but, what I love most is that amazing sentiment, it’s so very inspiring.
    Thank you for sharing.

  9. Robbye Hamilton

    Great card Brian, I love the color palette.

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