Thursday, December 8, 2011

IBS balloon sneak peek (1)...


 Hello everyone!

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)

Are you excited yet?  Want more? Click HERE and leave some blog love for a chance to win this stamp set!!!

Enjoy!
~Kassi

Supplies Used
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

14 comments:

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, love all the fussy cutting. Deb xxx

Irit Shalom said...

What a lovely card with lovely colors! Great jopb with a set!

~ Kendra ~ said...

Very pretty! Simple, yet very elegant!

Kim Score said...

very soft and pretty, I like that black contrast

Anita said...

Gorgeous card! Love the elegancy of it :)
Anita

Lesley said...

Beautiful! I love the elegance and the muted tones! Looking forward to designing with you!
Smiles,
Lesley

Ellen said...

OH so pretty! I love the clouds around the balloon. Just precious!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Thsi is so adorable

Joannna M. said...

I love how you embossed the clouds! They turned out gorgeous! Love your gorgeous color combo also! Beautiful Card!

Jennie Garcia said...

That is a beautiful card!! I love all the fussy cutting, I also did them in batches that way when I have a project I already have some air balloons and clouds. I love the colors and techniques you used. Awesome Card!!
TFS!! Take Care!!
Jennie @ http://earthyscrap.blogspot.com/

beadz said...

Kassi, I love the dimension that you created on this card! Very sweet!
hugs,
Gini

Amber said...

Just beautiful. Love the pink and grey...such a fab color combination.
Hugs
Amber

Baby Balloons said...

This is for the air to expand into as you begin your twisting. Then let a little air out before you tie the end of the balloon. Balloons Thank you.

Scmoore48 said...

Your card is great. I love the soft colors