Monday, February 15, 2016

All about the balloons - GDP023

Today is Family Day holiday Monday in Alberta, Canada. We celebrate this holiday on the second Monday of February each year. The weather is almost always beautiful winter weather and the prefect time to enjoy the great outdoors as a family. Two more reasons why we live in the greatest country in the world!

Each Monday I design for the Global Design Project. Today's balloon card is inspired by this weeks challenge ...

The balloon trend is hot right now in paper crafting. Stampin' Up! has a number of stamps and coordinating tools to add balloons to your projects. In fact, a new balloon stamp set will be available for you tomorrow, February 15th. (More on that later). First, my card:

This stamp set is BALLOON CELEBRATION. It has a coordinating punch and you can purchase the pair bundled for a 15% discount! I love this stamp set so much. In fact, I think I have used this set on my last four blog post projects! Take a click back through the blog for inspiration!!

The dotted frame of my card was stamped using the SUNBURST SAYINGS. I free handed the sketchy lines around with a BLACK STAMPIN' WRITE MARKER.

Balloons are the perfect pairing with WINK OF STELLA. This Glitter Brush Pen adds a magical shimmer to the balloons.

This balloon themed set is not the only fork in the drawer. Stampin' Up! has the CELEBRATE TODAY stamp set and the BALLOON FRAMELITS in the annual catalogue. I wanted to create another card using this set for all of you that may own it.

After I stamped this card I thought that I may have stamped the balloon stars upside down. Are they right? Or should they be the other way??

Rather than painting the entire balloon with WINK OF STELLA, I just painted the star and dot accents.

Now for the preview of the new PARTY PANTS Stamp Set that is coming our way tomorrow ...

The good news is that you can earn this stamp set FREE with a $60 product purchase from my online store starting February 15th.

I hope all of these balloons have inspired you to take the Global Design Project challenge this week. Click over to the Global Design Project for entire details, to see what stampers are posting from around the globe and to check out the design teams creations.

Don't forget to comment below and tell me if I stamped that balloon upside down! I need to know!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!


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