Cloud Nine Birthday Celebration – Theme Challenge

This is my first time participating in the Global Design Project challenge.  We are celebrating more birthday’s to this weekend. Since this is the case, I created a cloud nine birthday celebration. This card uses the stamp set Lift Me Up by Stampin’ Up! The Global Design Project presents a new challenge weekly, this week’s theme is Kids.

Cloud Nine Birthday Celebration

Cloud nine birthday celebration using Stampin' Up stamp set Lift Me Up.

For this challenge, I used the Stampin’ Up! brayer to create a gradient background using Tempting Turquise. I honestly have not ventured out much to try different techniques. This is one of my goals. I want to familiarize myself with a variety of techniques.

I like how the background turned out, although I would still like to perfect it a bit. In searching the Internet, I’ve come across some beautiful things done with the brayer.

Cloud nine birthday celebration using Stampin' Up stamp set Lift Me Up.

The card base is Tempting Turquise with a layer of Melon Mambo. Then, using a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I created the gradient background. I then stamped The clouds and sentiment in Tempting Turquise as well. For the hot air balloon and the colored layers behind it, I used the Up & Away Thinlits Dies. The balloon layers are Tempting Turquise, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Pumpkin Pie.

I then adhered the layers to the hot air balloon using the Fine Tip Glue pen, and popped it up on the background with Stampin’ Dimensionals. The background with the hot air balloon was popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals as well to the Melon Mambo layers.

I admit, I cheated. The Rich Razzleberry Baker’s Twine in the photo was left over from a previous Sale-A-Bration and is unavailable. 😏

I hope you enjoy today’s card! Please feel free to post any questions you may have. Have a great weekend!

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I am a work from home mom who dearly loves her 15-year-old daughter, 11-year-old boy/girl twins, and husband. I love my life and feel very blessed by what God has provided for me.

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