Welcome! I hope you’re having fun on the CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop. You should have gotten here by way of Nora’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost be sure to head back to the beginning here, so you don’t miss a thing!
Today I made a lovely tag for you with a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Set called Floating. They were generous enough to send it along especially for this post, and I tell ya, I was SO happy! I didn’t have any stamp sets with hot air balloons, and I couldn’t wait to take this one for a test drive 😃
The tag I used is about 5.25 x 3-inches. It was cut with a basic tag die I have in my stash. To add some color to it, I blended in Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass from the edges. After that, I ran it through my Big Shot to add the stitching design with a plate die.
Next, I stamped the hot air balloon image onto a scrap piece of White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.
Then, I stamped the image where I wanted it to be on my tag. That’s when I realized I needed a few clouds. It’s easy to add them – cut a cloud shape from some scrap paper and blend your Distress Ink downward over it.
The hot air balloon itself is stunning – its shape is a bouquet of flowers, and it was so much fun to color.
I added some Tsukineko Sparkle Spritz over the flowers and dabbed the centers with Nuvo Crystal Drops in White.
To put the tag together, I fussy cut the colored hot air balloon image and adhered the balloon and basket separately to my tag with foam adhesive. Then, I stamped the sentiment onto some scrap white cardstock with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, flagged the end and attached it with foam adhesive as well.
To finish off my project, I threaded some cord through the punched hole up top, then separated and braided it to make a tassel.
Don’t forget to take part in the giveaway at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. They have four prize packages up for grabs, and you know you can’t win if you don’t play ;)