There was a hot air balloon festival in Strathaven this weekend and although I didn’t go to it, I did get to view lots of fantastic photos on a forum I’m in and one friend did a Facebook Live from it. Also, did you see Jill’s card (Paper Daisy Crafting) in the InspireINK blog hop on Saturday? She used the Up & Away thinlits dies.
This was just too much inspiration to be ignored! So here’s my card…
I used the same thinlits as Jill but I also used the matching stamp set ‘Lift Me Up’ to stamp the clouds in the background and the sentiment.
My card base Melon Mambo that measures 29 x 10.5 cm, scored at 14.5 cm and folded to create a portrait tent fold card. I added a layer of Gorgeous Grape card measuring 14 x 9 cm.
I cut some Shimmery White card to measure 13.5 x 9.5 cm. I randomly stamped some clouds using Smoky Slate ink.
I die cut the balloon from Shimmery White card and cut the panels for the back of it using Melon Mambo and Gorgeous Grape card. I glued the panels to the back of the balloon and then added it to my card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
The sentiment is from the Lift Me Up set and I used Gorgeous Grape ink on Shimmery White card and layered it onto MelonMambo card.
I added a few Glitter Enamel Dots to the card and some rhinestones to the balloon.
I hope I’ve done my inspiration some justice. I’d love to hear your comments below if you have the time.
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