Open House Up Up & Away

Here is the 3rd card from Open House last weekend. One that proved to be a bit of a challenge between using the Stamp-a-ma-jig and cutting out balloons!!

This color combo was inspired by the ColorLab challenge last week. It was Island Indigo, Baja Breeze & Rich Razzleberry. This is Pool Party instead of Baja Breeze. The card base is Island Indigo with a Rich Razzleberry layer behind the Pool Party DSP & Striped background. The stripes were made by running Pool Party card stock through the Big Shot in the new Stripes embossing folder. After that was done we LIGHTLY brayered Versamark over it and heat embossed clear powder on the stripes. This was also a tricky step. Ink the brayer well, but run it lightly over the stripes, the same was as the strips. Not across seemed to work the best. 

Next, clouds behind the balloons. I punched out a 1-3/4" Scallop Circle to use as a mask. Start at the top and sponge Pool Party ink over the top of the scallop. Work your way down the White card stock as desired. No two will look the same!

The balloons were stamped using the stamp-a-ma-jig. We first stamped 3 solid images in Pool Party. Then we added the desired second "layer" to two balloons. Some stripes, some dotted, etc but all in Island Indigo.  The third balloon as the Razzleberry lines and saying in Island Indigo. The baskets are a separate stamp that we again used the SAMJ to line up perfectly. 

Note: I bought this set in wood because I knew I'd want to use the SAMJ with it most of the time. I took several pieces of vellum and stamped all the images on a corner using the SAMJ. Now, I can just grab the desired image and go!!

The balloons are attached with dimensionals.  Finally, the ribbon and brad. This grosgrain ribbon was the perfect touch, but its fairly stiff. Usually I use my paper piercer to poke a hole for the brad. Didn't work in this case with the folded top ribbon and the size of the brad. So, I grabbed my Crop-a-Dile! We first attached a strip of Razzleberry grosgrain across the bottom of the cloud panel. Fold, until the ends overlap, a smaller piece to be the "bow". Hold the bow on the ribbon and punch a hole using the smaller punch on the Crop-a-Dile. Insert brad. Layer all together and all done!!

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SU! Catalog Items used: 122755 Up Up & Away * 122923 Island Indigo Card Stock * 122924 Pool Party Card Stock * 115316 Rich Razzleberry Card Stock * 100730 Whisper White Card Stock * 122384 In Color 2011-2013 Patterns DSP * 122938 Pool Party Classic Ink * 122937 Island Indigo Classic Ink * 115658 Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink * 120930 Rich Razzleberry ¼” Grosgrain * 122940 In Color Printed Brads * 109130 Clear Embossing Powder * 100005 Heat Tool * 102395 Brayer * 102283 Versamark * 101610 Stamping Sponges * 104430 Stamping Dimensionals * 108362 Crop-a-Dile * 113439 Big Shot * 123128 Stripes Embossing Folder


Barbara Mock said...

Precious card! But you got me curous...which stamp set did the basket come from?


Sunflower Stamper said...

Barbara-I don't have any way to contact you directly so hopefully you're checking back here. The basket is in the Up, Up & Away set. SU! did it right-can't have Air Balloons without a basket!!