Special Delivery

Welcome to part 4 of Baby Week! When I sat down to create today’s card, I challenged myself to create a card from items that would not typically be used for a baby card. After looking and deciding and looking at my stamps, embossing folders, and thinlits some more, I decided on Up & Away Thinlits, Seaside Embossing Folder, and some additional elements to create today’s card. I chose Dapper Denim for the card color because I also challenged myself to use up some Designer Series Paper that I’ve been ignoring and this color is about to retire at the end of May! Let’s get started!

First start with a card base in Dapper Denim card stock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½”:

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To create the ombre’ hot air balloon, I used a piece of Color Theory DSP Stack in Dapper Denim, placed the thinlits on the paper from top to bottom, and then used a scrap piece of Wood Textures DSP Stack for the basket:

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The base layer is a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder that I used a Sponge Brayer to ink Dapper Denim ink on:

To attach the basket to the hot air balloon, cut two 1” pieces of Dapper Denim Bakers Twine and adhere with Multipurpose Glue:

The embossed base layer is adhered to the card base and then the hot air balloon is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals:

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I added some sparkle with the Glitter Enamel Dots in Dapper Denim and heat embossing the sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder on a piece of Whisper White cardstock, ½” x 3”:

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The sentiments on the front and inside are both from the Special Celebrations stamp set, the inside is stamped in Dapper Denim ink, along with the balloon from the Dare to Dream stamp set. To create the ombre’ effect with this stamp, I simply stamped off:

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I really love how this card came out, it was really quick and easy! You could also use the other colors from the Color Theory DSP Stack to recreate this card!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!


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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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