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Hot air balloon Make & Take card

Handmade card featuring a red, yellow and blue hot air balloon in the sky

At my recent Mini catalogue launch, attendees made two Make & Take cards using new products. One of the cards was this hot air balloon card, using the new Hot Air Balloon bundle.

Stampin' Up! Hot air balloon bundle showing stamp set and dies

The background was created by die cutting a piece of white cardstock using a die from the Basic Borders Dies to create the cloud edge.

You will need to place this at the top of your white mat so only a very small section of the mat is showing. I used my Blending Brush with Azure Afternoon ink and lightly went over the edge of the die cut piece. Move the die cut piece down and angle differently to avoid getting a repetitious look. Use the Blending Brush again, making sure to keep your blending light and just over the edge. Continue down the mat till it is covered.

I stamped the main hot air balloon image in Real Red, the section with four panels in Azure Afternoon, and the section with three panels in Daffodil Delight. The basket was stamped in Pecan Pie. I then used the matching dies to cut out these images. I stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy and used part of the largest banner die from the Stylish Shapes die set to cut this out.

Next I worked out where I wanted to adhere the hot air balloon. I attached the basket first, using a mini dimensional, then the hot air balloon also with dimensionals. I adhered the sentiment banner flat using glue and added three rhinestones to finish the outside off.

Inside, I did only one lot of blending at the bottom of the mat, using the die cut template and very lightly blended (without the template) at the top of the mat).

Happy crafting!


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