Wednesday 8 May 2024

Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card

Friends, today I have another Hot Air Balloon card to share with you. If you missed the others, you can find them here:

This bundle was released in January - but the stamps and dies have happily carried over to the new Annual Catalogue. So they'll be with us for at least another year, hooray!

Here's today's card:

To make this card, I started by stamping the large balloon from the Hot Air Balloon Stamp Set onto Basic White Cardstock in Bubble Bath Ink. I added the sentiment right onto the balloon in Azure Afternoon Ink, then used that ink to also stamp a basket. 

Next, I die cut:
  • the balloon and basket using the Hot Air Balloon Dies
  • a large circle from Azure Afternoon Cardstock, using the Stylish Shapes Dies
  • a cloud from Vellum Cardstock, using the Bright Skies Dies
I also embossed the right side of a 3 3/4" x 5" Basic White Cardstock panel. I used the Stripes & Splatters Embossing Folders that are now retired. However, any folder of your choice would work.

Here's the Hot Air Balloon Stamp Set and Dies:

To assemble, I first adhered the embossed Basic White panel to a 4" x 5 1/4" Lemon Lolly Cardstock panel. Using Stampin' Dimensionals™, I secured the panels to a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Bubble Bath Cardstock card base.

I added a 1 1/2" x 5" strip of Lighter Than Air DSP to the left side of the embossed panel. While this paper has recently retired, the equally colourful Bright & Beautiful DSP - which uses many of the same tones - would make an excellent substitute: 

To make the central balloon element, I used Stampin' Dimensionals™ to add the balloon to the circle. I adhered the basket below the balloon with a Mini Stampin' Dimensional™.

I added a bow made from the now-retired Sheer Ribbon Combo, securing with a Mini Glue Dot™. (A great substitute ribbon would be the new Pretty in Pink Bordered Ribbon.) Then I attached the circle to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals™. 

To finish the card, I tucked the cloud under the circle with a Mini Glue Dot™, then embellished with Rainbow Adhesive-Backed Dots.

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