Friday, May 21, 2010

The Sky is the Limit

Up Up & Away is one of Papertrey Ink's newest sets. Nichole Heady hit a home run with this set! It's beautifully illustrated and a joy to use thanks to the handy, dandy matching dies (dies for the balloons and the clouds! Isn't that the best?!).

I started out with a Spring Rain cardbase on this - I wanted it to be my 'sky'. I stamped the sun in the corner and then went to town on my balloons. This set has balloons that you can stamp and be done with, as well as stamps that you can color as much as you want! Best of both worlds! The Lemon Tart and Plum Pudding balloons were stamped and the blue balloon was colored with the Spring Rain Copic Trio. For the clouds, I die cut them from PTI's Vellum cardstock then stamped them with Fresh Snow ink. (Gotta just say that I LOVE how these turned out because they have such a light cloud-like feel to them!) And just to add another piece of visual interest, I added a silver lining to each one with a Sakura Gelly Roll pen. Once I had it all in place, I highlighted the sun with Stickles.

The sentiment is from the main set and is stamped in Smokey Shadow ink. (Sometimes you really need an ink with less contrast than black, and this is why I love Smokey Shadow so much!)

Alright peeps, I hope you have a fantastic weekend! We have lots of baseball on the agenda, but I'm hoping to carve out a little stamping time. I hope you can, too! Be well.


AmyP said...

Love this! Can't wait to try your cloud technique ;)

Linda Beeson said...

I love those air balloons but oh so cute are your clouds!

Melissa said...

Great Card! Thanks so much for all the inspiration!