Monday, September 19, 2016

Hot Air Balloon Paper Piecing

I wanted to share another card using an assortment of the wonderful Hot Air Balloon images from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  These great designs stamped on decorative paper make a great combination.

The Flower Balloon, Hot Air Balloon, and Steam Punk Balloon were each stamped on the card front in a cluster.  Then they were each stamped on different decorative papers, fussy cut, and layered on top of the matching images on the card front.

The Enjoy Life sentiment was stamped in black above the balloons.

The card front was added to layers of some of the same cardstock used for the paper piecing.  Distress ink was used on all edges. 

Enjoy you week.

E. Marie

Monday, September 5, 2016

Life is A Journey

Happy Labor Day

Have you ever had the chance to ride in a hot air balloon?  Though I have not done this, and I'm not sure I would be brave enough to, I imagine it to be a magical experience.  Life is full of these experiences and today’s card is for one of those times.

I started with a simple background stamped lightly with the Stacked Blocks from Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  This was layered on some brightly colored decorative cardstock.

I stamped JFF's Flower Balloon directly on the card front and then a second time on a separate piece of white cs.  I colored the second image with coordinating colors, then cut out the balloon and basket and layered them on the first image.

The sentiment, Life is a Journey, also from JFF, was layered on multiple layers and adhered to the front.

What magical moments will be part of your life’s journey?

E. Marie