This was sure a fun card to make. I used the Lift Me Up stamp set, and the Up & Away Thinlits die. If you order them together, you can bundle the set and save 10%.
Do you notice how the middle balloon is 3D? All you have to do is stamp the Balloon image 3 times, all in the same colour. Then fold right sides together, and adhere the 3 together. In order to keep the 3D theme alive, I used dimensionals to pop up the other 2 balloons. Do you notice the clouds in the background? There are no dimensionals used for these. They are actually taped right to the card stock.
You can give any image a 3D effect, when you use a sponge and put ink around the edges. I sponged edges of the clouds a few times, so that the edges were darker. Then you can sponge and add a bit more colour on the clouds themselves. By continuously dabbing the colour on, you don’t get a solid colour, instead there are darker and lighter hues. This really makes a great look.
I haven’t used Lovely As a Tree in a long time, but it was perfect for this card, so that it could appear the balloons were floating in the sky. To give it a far away look, I inked the tree stamp set, then went directly onto paper, but then instead of re-inking, I stamped again, giving a lighter impression.
Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is still on till March 31st. If you order this bundle in Wood Mount Set, you can choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. If you order it in Clear Mount you are only .75 shy of the $60.00 so why not order dimensionals, or the Rhinestones. I used Rhinestones and Wink of Stella to add some glitter.