One of the things I've been wanting to try with my new Up Up and Away set is making a flower with the balloons - well here's one version. Pretty bold huh?! To make it, I stamped the balloon wires image in More Mustard on Daffodil Delight card stock (easy to position using my stamp-a-majig!) and cut it out with paper snips. I threaded a thin piece of card stock through my button before adding it to the flower centre.
In this shot you can see the scoring on one side of the background. The stem lines up with it and the flower overlaps - that's the sort of thing that makes me happy!
I chose the birthday sentiment from the set and stamped it in More Mustard to the right of the stem where it could pretend to be a leaf.
Up Up and Away features hot air balloons but it's easy to turn them into party balloons!
I paper pieced these, sponging the edges with ink for a bit of dimension and adding a 'shine' with glossy card stock.
I thought it would be fun to tie the balloons to the sentiment with a marker. You can just about see the textured card base on this photo (such difficult cards to photograph!) which adds a bit of interest to a very CAS design.
Here's what you'll need to make these cards:
Stamps: Up Up and Away
Ink: More Mustard
Card stock: Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Other: Daffodil Delight button, 1/8" taffeta ribbon in Certainly Celery, Simply Scored, stamp-a-majig, paper snips
Stamps: Up Up and Away, Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink: More Mustard, Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White smooth and textured, scrap of Daffodil Delight
Other: Scrap of Patterns designer paper, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
I'd be delighted to order any of these items for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I'm committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to offer help and advice. To place your order, just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593.
Thanks for popping in today. I'll be back tomorrow with another birthday project. Hope to see you then!