Saturday, March 5, 2011

You Lift My Spirits!

This card uses paper piecing to create dramatic hot air balloons floating in the clouds.

Materials List

Stamp Set - Look Up Addition - Practicing Creativity, Sunny Happy Skies (clouds) - Bella Blvd for Unity Stamp Company
Inks - Stampin' Up Ink pad in Basic Black
Card stock - Stampin' Up Whisper White & Bashful Blue
Designer Paper - Celebrations, Whisper White - Stampin' Up
Tools - Paper snips - Martha Stewart, 
Adhesives - Stampin' Up Snail and foam tape - Stampin' Dimensionals

1. Create card from Bashful Blue card stock
2. Stamp large balloon on 5 different pieces of coordinating decorative paper, then stamp the small balloon on 7 different pieces of coordinating decorative paper (you can use the same paper twice if you want to)
3. Cut out one section of each balloon from each color
4. Stamp the balloon with black ink on white paper and cut out the balloon
5. Adhere the different designer paper pieces on the balloons
6. Stamp the clouds on light designer paper and cut out
7. Stamp one piece of the border on 7 different designer papers and cut out
8. Stamp border on white paper and cut out
9. Adhere border pieces to border and adhere to card - go over edges with black marker to fill in any white areas
10. Adhere clouds and balloons on card with foam tape
11. Stamp sentiment in basic black

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