Balloon Adventures Stamp Set by Stampin' Up! GDP063

November 21, 2016

Hello and welcome to my blog! this week on Global Design Project we have a new paper craft challenge for you to enjoy or participate. Theme: Adventure

As life is an adventure... Balloon Adventures Stamp Set and its coordinating dies : Balloon Pop -Up Thinlits dies were just a perfect  for my entry. These  products  will be released  on  January 4th -2017  together with a very new collection of seasonal products from the Stampin' Up! Spring / Summer Catalog 2017.

I just couldn't wait to show you what I have been doing with some of the products you could get next year in my Shop!  For  now, let me invite you to join our challenge this week or to enjoy creativity on GDP.  

Simply  click here  or in the image below to be redirected to the challenge page

I have to admit that I'm not a balloon person but as  I was chosen to be display stamper for our last convention Stampin' Up! sent me some products to create card samples.  When the box with products arrived I saw the ballon dies and the stamps and I said to myself:  ho no....I'm in troubles!  The true is that I didn't know what I could do with them.  There was not ideas online  to use as reference, not instructions to use the new products (specially the dies).
So yes! I was amongst the first people who could grab these products and  try them! and despite that it seems that people have tried everything with balloons stamps and you can find  tones of  balloon card ideas  I couldn't fine ANY  stamp set or any pop- up die with balloons as the ones Stampin' Up! have created... I love them!
This was my first card made with this tools.. many more coming soon

Pool party, Peekaboo peach, Crushed Curry, Elegant Eggplant, Flirty Flamingo  were the ink colours I  used to stamp this card.  

I stamped  twice each ballon to get better images as this is  photopolymer stamp set and  sometimes is not easy to achieve a perfect stamped bold image .  Then to create  shadows I applied the "rock and roll technique",  I   just inked  the edges of the stamp and stamp over the images again with the same ink colour.  It was  easy to see through the stamps and aligned the images.

Using the Misti Stamping tool I stamped the big sentiment with Elegant Eggplant ink and  I stamped it over with clear Versamark ink to  apply clear embossing powder and make it glossy. 

I added colour to the founts using Tempting Tuorqoise Stampin' Write Marker.

I stamped some solid balloons in a scrap piece of whisper white cardstock and I die cut them later with the balloon dies in Balloon Pop-Up thinlits dies.  

Using Ballon Bouquet Punch I punched out balloons out of acetate and I paste them behind the ballon die cuts using Tombow glue.

To finish I used Foam Adhesive Stripes to paste the balloon die cuts on the front panel and also to give a little bit of dimension.

Don't ask me why but I decided to use Crushed Curry cardstock and a piece of Party Animal DSP behind the front panel .

And that's all, I hope you enjoy the card today!

Please simple click on the images below to see other card ideas made with the dies...

Thank you for visiting my blog and do not forget that every order £25+ from my Independent Stampin' Up!  Shop  will  also receive a free thank you gift  from me Click here to find the code and customer perks! 

The free gift should reach my customers around 15th each month.

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Buy supplies to make these projects below... ( I'll add the Balloon Adventures tools when released)

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  1. I didn't think I would want another balloon set, but you have sold me this one! I love the bold, playful colours on your card Bibi xox


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