Lift Me Up

Sometimes when there are too many choices it is best to keep it simple.  While this card may not look simple, it still gives that feeling with just two colors used.  The background paper comes from a set that is full of vibrant color.  I couldn’t decide, so I chose a more subdued pattern and I love it.


This little set is going to go to my sweet daughter tucked away in a frozen university town in southeast Idaho, poor little ice cube.  Paper crafting is something we share a great love of, and I know she will be over the moon for this.

The balloon was die cut from night of navy and backed in whisper white.  The balloon can actually be backed in several colors with the framlits available.  There are five sections laid in order across the back, mine being all white.  But if I had chosen, each section could have been a different color and they would match up perfectly, looking amazing.  Next time.

I wanted a bit of separation in tone, so I layered a bit of velum cardstock over the background paper to soften the color a bit.  It totally went along with the cloud kind of feel. I thought it was perfect.  My sentiment also came from the same set and was die cut with the layering oval framelits.  It may be a bit crooked, but I let it stay that way.


I couldn’t resist stamping more from that wonderful set.  It is full of so many wonderful images.  Two hot air balloons, four clouds, a few decorative elements and six sentiments. How great is that!  I had to sneak a little treat bag in to match.  I knew I was sending it in a box with other gifts, so I could make a simple 3-D sour cream container.  I think chocolate for sure.

Have a creative day!


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