It's so exciting to share with you that I was selected to be a Guest Designer for this weeks' challenge at What Will You Stamp? I love challenges and being asked to design for them is such an honor.
This week we are featuring the Lift Me Up stamp set. It's one I've not yet purchased so borrowed it from friend. Now that I've had the opportunity to play with it, it has gone on my ever lengthening wish list.
For my design, I made a scene of hot air balloons floating over the mountains. This was to be a practice card, which is why it's done on Naturals White retired cardstock. But, it turned out so well, that rather than starting over, I used it.
First, I stamped the mountains from the In the Meadow stamp set in Basic Black Archival ink and colored them using the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil. The meadow was sponged using Wild Wasabi and Pear Pizzazz inks. The grass was stamped using Old Olive ink as are the flowers. Using Stampin' Write Markers, I added Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry inks to the blooms. Of course, I had to get my little Dapper Denim butterflies flitting around the flowers.
Using the Lift Me Up stamp set, I stamped the two balloon images onto Whisper White; one in Dapper Denim and one in Sweet Sugarplum. The clouds were stamped using Smoky Slate ink. Then, I cut the balloons and clouds out using the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. I attached them to the card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the finishing touch.
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