Hot Air Balloon ‘Hello’

The color purple + a lovely sketch = a very fun card!

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I cut the hot air balloon shape using my Silhouette Cameo, and wanted to leave a lot of open space in between to try and keep it ‘Clean And Simple.’

The banner is a store-bought embellishment that I trimmed to size, and the sentiment ‘Hello’ is stamped and embossed on the bottom panel.

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The cloud die cuts were purchased in the same “shape” as the hot air balloon, and the cloud stamp was a freebie from Ellen Hutson that I received as a ‘Thank You’ for a Black Friday purchase (Score!)

The die cut clouds are heat embossed and the background cloud is stamped with purple ink.

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One thing I can say for sure about this card is it has some serious DIMENSION. I popped out the second layer background card along with the hot air balloon pieces and the clouds.  The foam adhesive was definitely calling my name on this one…

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I had a ball making this card! (Such a challenge in the beginning on how to use that purple…) But I really like how it ultimately all came together!

I am so excited to be playing over at CASology Week 80 and Freshly Made Sketches 121!

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend! It’s my husband’s birthday on Sunday, and we are planning on partying for the Super Bowl, too! (However, I have to admit it – I’m not a huge football fan and I really only like watching for the commercials!)

Supplies used:
Paper – Recollections Cards, 5″x6.5″ in White. Recollections Cardstock in White, Kraft, Light Purple, and Dark Purple.
Ink – Delta Rubber Stampede Pigment in Purple.
Stamps – Stampendous! Happy Messages Perfectly Clear Stamps SSC109. Cloud stamp from Ellen Hutson.
Silhouette Cameo/Shapes – Hot air balloon.
Adhesive – Recollections Foam Adhesive Squares. Scrapbook Adhesives Crafty Foam Tape. Tombow Permanent Adhesive Tape Runner.
Other – Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad. Recollections Embossing Powder in Snow. Adhesive border from K&Company Brenda Walton Olivia Rose collection.