Welcome to February's OSAT Holiday Blog Hop!!! You may have just come from Kelly's page - she has a super pretty valentine to go with her "sweet" project - makes me think SPRING! She is just one of the many talented crafters here to hop with you today! If you get off track, there is a list below to guide you.
This month's theme is Love Is In The Air - yet not necessarily a Valentines theme. Hmmmm....time to think outside the box. I have been organizing my work space and craft storage little by little recently, and have pledged to use items that have been waiting for just the right card! My Lawn Fawn hot air balloon stamps and dies fit the bill!
I have never been to a hot air balloon event but I am mesmerized by the beauty of all the brightly colored balloons floating along. Actually, in 1988 I did get up early and head to the local airport in Tracy, CA for such an event, but alas, it was cancelled due to high winds. Actually experiencing a hot air balloon ride is on my bucket list too. Maybe the next time I visit my daughter in Colorado we can make it happen... (hint hint Kate).
I arranged the stamps on a clear block and then stamped onto a piece of white card stock, sponging over completely with soft sky ink. I stamped another white card stock, colored, cut out with dies and glued onto the sponged background piece of card stock. Once matted onto black, I could not decide whether to place on a white or colored card. After polling a group of friends and family, the pink won by popular demand.
I had a few ideas for my project, as there are a couple of tools that I have not yet used either...such as the curvy box and baker's box thinlets. Instead I found this tutorial on you tube and realized it was a perfect accessory to my card. Here is the link to the tutorial.
I hope you have enjoyed my Love Is In The Air card and paper project... and to all of you hopping today - Happy Valentines Day....may you be surrounded by your loved ones every day!!! Don't forget to leave me some love today but posting a comment...i appreciate your thoughts.