Up, Up & Away Hot Air Balloon Card

Today I’m sharing a card that I created with the Stampin’ Up! stamp sets Up, Up & Away and Collage Curios.  I also used the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and Ribbon & Button Pack, which are both Sale-a-bration exclusive items that are available from Stampin’ Up! with a $50 product purchase from now through March 22, 2013.  Don’t forget that you’ll earn double Running Shoe Rewards with every product purchase of $50 or more through the end of Sale-a-bration too!  Read all about it here.

Up, Up & Away

I started by wrapping two strips of the Sycamore Street Ribbon around the Sycamore Street DSP panel and adhering them with SNAIL, then adhering the panel to the card base with SNAIL.  Then I cut and used the 3/16″ Corner Punch on the Pool Party, Island Indigo and Whisper White panels.  I embossed the Whisper White panel with the Cloudy Day embossing folder and adhered the three layers together with SNAIL, then to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I stamped the hot air balloon images from the Up, Up & Away stamp set, using my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement, and hand cut them with my Paper Snips.  I adhered them to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Up, Up & Away 1

Then I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo ink and stamped the cloud and bird images after inking them and stamping them on scrap paper twice.  I punched the sentiment out with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch and adhered it with SNAIL to a 1-1/2″ circle that I’d cut with my Circles #2 Die, then adhered the layered sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I smashed a small Soda Pop Top with my Big Shot (run it through between two cutting plates with no tabs on the platform) and adhered it to the sentiment with two Glue Dots.  Then I stamped the little hot air balloon from the Collage Curios stamp set in Island Indigo ink and punched it out with the 1/2″ Circle Punch.  I adhered it to the Soda Pop Top with a Glue Dot.

Up, Up & Away 2

To finish the card, I stamped the Collage Curios hot air balloon image in Pool Party, So Saffron and Island Indigo ink on a white panel and I adhered it to the inside of the card with SNAIL.

Stampin’ Up! products used to create this card:

Stamps:  Up, Up & Away (122755 wood, 122757 clear); Collage Curios (129099 wood, 129102 clear)

Dies, Embossing Folders & Punches:  Circles #2 Originals Die (114526); 1/2″ Circle Punch (119869); 1-1/4″ Circle Punch (119861); 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871); Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127022)

Embellishments:  Soda Pop Tops (129388); Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack (Sale-a-bration Item 130812)

Ink:  Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad (126986); Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad (126982); So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad (126957); Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad (126974)

Tools:  Paper Snips (103579); Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439); Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049)

Card Stock  & Cuts:  Pool Party (122924) – card base cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored at 4-1/4″, 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel; Island Indigo (122923) – 3″ x 4-1/4″ panel, 1-1/2″ Circle die cut; Whisper White (100730) – 2-3/4″ x 4″ panel, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/2″ Circle Punch; Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (Sale-a-bration Item 127540) – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel

Adhesive:  SNAIL Adhesive (104332); Glue Dots (103683); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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