Friday, 8 June 2012

Hot Air Balloons on a Rainy Day

Wow!  I am on my third post in a week.  I know that I won't be able to keep up this pace, but I do want to start out with something to "check out" when people are "checking out" my blog.  

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On to the card...

Today started out sunny and bright here and then turned gloomy and rainy.  I love the rain, but the overcast sky means making cards by artificial light and that means shadows that lead to me constantly questioning. "is that straight?!"

My card for today is straight, bright and fun; perfect for a rainy day.  Each balloon is stamped, cut out, sponged and popped up with dimensionals.  The clouds are heat embossed.  I love the result and am super proud of this card.  Hope you enjoy...


naturals white

basic black

brights designer series pacific point

whisper white


basic black classic

whisper white craft

chocolate chip classic

real red stampin' write marker

daffodil delight stampin' write marker

elegant eggplant stampin' write marker

pumpkin pie stampin' write marker

lucky limeade stampin' write marker


bling and things:

white embossing powder

1/8" black satin ribbon

3/8" black satin ribbon

1 1/2" metal edged tag

tools and toys:


snail adhesive

heat tool

stamping sponges

bossing buddy

paper snips

stamp sets:

up, up & away



  1. I love this card! you are going to have to re-create one with me! Soooo wonderful!

  2. This is fantastic, Tracy! I really need to do more with this set...thanks for the inspiration!