Each balloon was stamped with a dark color for the outline and a stamped-off lighter color for the fill. Stamped-off means that I stamped the image once, then stamped it again to get an even lighter color.
After all of the stamping was done, I easily cut each image using the Hot Air Balloon Punch. The best part of using punches, besides saving lots of time, is just how versatile they can be.
Here’s how I used punches to create a fun background for these balloons to soar on:
I made my own cloudy stencil using circles! I simply punched some circles out of a scrap of cardstock. I started with a 1″ Circle Punch to cut out larger areas, then used a smaller ½” punch to add more variety.
Next, I spread some embossing paste over the stencil while it covered the top of Pool Party cardstock.After the embossing paste fully dried, I cut the background to the size I liked and stamped a couple of seagulls in the un-embossed area with Pool Party ink.
I always like to add some embellishment to my cards and sequins seemed to fit nicely. There are lots of fun colors in the Woven Threads Sequin Assortment; I glued a few onto the card to add a little sparkle.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the card today. What fun ideas around this week’s theme will you share? We would love to see them at Global Design Project.