Friday, 28 August 2015

Fly away with me

I've had a new set of stamps sitting on my desk for a good while now, I won them over at Uniko (thanks again Bev!). Had a little play the other day and this is what I came up with:
I used:

- a white card blank, tent style, cut to 5.75" high x 4.25" wide (to suit the blue mat!)

- a snippet of white card stock, stamped using balloon stamps and accessories from Uniko's 'Balloon Bash' set. Ink pads used were Memento 'Tuxedo Black', 'Paris Dusk' and 'Rhubarb Stalk' - with Brilliance 'Moonlight White' for the stars and 'shaping' on the balloons 

- stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Rhubarb Stalk' ink again and a sentiment from Lawn Fawn's 'Hello Sunshine' set

- die cut the image panel using a die from Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set

- a snippet of dark blue card stock, which I know from my swatch is SU's 'Night of Navy', embossed using the largest die from Lil' Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set and then trimmed to suit

- then I just layered it all up using Collall All Purpose glue

The Uniko stamp set comes with both straight and curly 'lengths of string' stamps - I obviously used the curly one but flipped it the opposite way round for one balloon - and also made sure it looks as if the two strings are looped round one another. 

Di
x

28 comments:

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a great set to win & love how you stamped it, Di! Terrific card!

Karen Petitt said...

Ooh I really, really love those! Will have to go look at those stamps as I've seen some balloon stamps recently that I've fallen in love with and these are fab Karen xx

MaryH said...

Congrats on your fab win. You've used the winnings beautifully. I KNOW this card is for Len, and I love the balloons with this sentiment. Just perfect! TFS & Hugs. (Still doing catchup. Back soon :-)

brenda said...

I too would go with the curly strings Di, they give a lovely floaty look to the balloons and it's a nice clean and crisp design as well.

It's made, just need to get it posted up but might be in the morning as bit tied up today............oh dear what a pun when I was just talking about string.......... but I will make the deadline even if only by the skin of my teeth.

B x

Kath said...

A fab card and I love the balloons and your sentiment.
Kath x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oooh, Di this is gorgeous, love the stamps and colours, well done on making, I do that too sit them ready to use...eventually. Shaz in Oz.x

Barb said...

A lovely card Di. I'm sure now you'll use this a lot. Clever stamping with the curly strings. Barbxx

Carole said...

Great card Di...love your reverse use of the strings!

scrAPpamondo said...

Congrats for your win!! :D This is a fabulous stamp set and you made a really lovely CAS with it! The interlaced strings are stunning! Great work, well done!

Carol L said...

Ohhhhhh, I love how the balloon strings are looped together! That's one sweet idea to do that and it turned out great!! I love those big bows too! Cute!

Pat said...

I love these Uniko balloons Di and they definitely look as though the strings are wrapped round one another. I adore the pretty stars and highlights on the balloons and a great sentiment to finish. Those stitched mats always look so elegant too. x

Eve Maynard said...

Wow! Di what a fabulous card and very stylish!
I love how it is all so well balanced and crisp.
Congratulations on being highlighted at LIM - thoroughly deserved too!
You have been busy in the playground this week - maybe you need that design team or playmates to comment on the previous entry to give your computer keys a rest!!
Hope you have a fab weekend.
Eve xx

KandA said...

Congratulations on your win of these super stamps. Gorgous card and super sentiment xx

Jacee said...

Lovely design Diane
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Jean said...

Fabulous fun card DI, the stamps are great and you have done a great job with them.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Yep, I'll fly away with you, anytime. Great card and image, reminds me of the Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton song.
Congrats on the showcase at LIM, well deserved.

Kath x

debby4000 said...

Fabulous balloon card
luv
Debby

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Absolutely stunning die, great colours and fantastic use of your Uniko win goodies!
Sarah x

SARN said...

Looks fabulous Di. LOVE those curly strings.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Liz said...

Super card, Di. I love the simplicity of the design and how clever to make the strings look like they're entwined. :-) xx

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Wauuu, gorgeous card Di
hope you are ok
hugs Tamara

Sanda Reynolds said...

Wonderful card Di, just love it!<3
Sanda xoxo
www.artfulflight.com

laurie said...

What a fun win! And a very cute card you made with your new goodies!

Jane said...

What great stamps and a super card x

MaryH said...

Whoo Hoo YOU! Just saw you won some good stuff over at CraftyHazel's for those gorgeous candle cards! WTGo! Very deserved on the win...they were so lovely. Have a great holiday wkend, and Hugs. and to P & L as well.

Hettie said...

OK! Where we going? Is Parsnip coming too?
xx

Lucy Woods said...

So gorgeous!! Love balloons!
Lucy x

Mrs A. said...

Those balloons are so real looking. I have a pin on my desk Miss. Shall I?
Hugs Mrs A.