For those of you joining me today for the Inspired by Stamping sneak peek blog hop, welcome! To my usual visitors, I'm glad to see you again!
Today and tomorrow, the DT for Inspired by Stamping have created fabulous sneak peek projects to get you all excited and inspired. Saturday we'll have our release day party and announce the entire fabulous new set!
My project today features a lot of fussy cutting... however, it isn't nearly as tough as it sounds! The hot air balloon was stamped first on the card, then on a piece of chipboard covered with patterned paper. It was simple and quick to cut just the balloon and layer it on top of the first image.
The clouds were also simple, and I do them in batches. I stamped a bunch of clouds on a scrap of watercolor paper with VersaMark ink. I then heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I used Distress ink and an ink blending tool to quickly color all the embossed clouds. To get some color variations and some shimmer, I then sprayed them with tons of Perfect Pearl water. Distress ink does some pretty cool stuff when you add water! Once dry, I cut them all out. I didn't know for sure how many I would be using for this project (I don't do so well with the whole "planning ahead" thing), so, I just made a bunch and keep the extras in a baggie labeled with the color for use on another project.
I think the cloud may just be my favorite stamp from this whole set...
For some added dimension, I tucked one cloud behind the paper pieced balloon, and adhered the front two with foam squares. This is a great way to add dimension to your project without adding too much bulk.
Be sure to visit the other DT blogs to see more fabulous projects made with this fun new stamp set!
Kassi Hulet (you are here)
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Paper: My Minds Eye, white cardstock, watercolor paper, chipboard
Ink: VersaMark, Memento (Tuxedo Black), Distress Ink (Iced Spruce, Victorian Velvet, Gathered Twigs)
Stamps: Inspired By Stamping "The Sky's the Limit"
Other: Perfect Pearls, embossing powder