Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blast from the Past Day 3

Day 3, we're midway through our "Blast from the Past" week! today we are showcasing StampTV kits Gina has designed, I chose "Eclectic Summer" because I love this hot air balloon! They are so popular and this is the only hot air balloon stamp I have (and only one I need, hee!) A tent topper card (a square card with the top cloud mounted to fit inside an A2 envelope) was the perfect design for this uplifting concept! (greeting is from the "Eclectic Summer" greeting set)
I stamped the balloon in Vivid Inky Blue and pieced it with October Afternoon "Report Card" DP. Then I die cut the three clouds with the Large Big Scalloped Oval Nestabilities dies and sponged them with a little ink on the bottoms before removing the dies. Don't these make great clouds?? I got these dies recently and haven't used them near enough, now I'm just gonna call them my "cloud dies"! When you do all different sizes for one project, you can die cut them all in one pass, which is great! The Cosmo Cricket "Boyfriend" DP with the paper airplanes as sky makes it more whimsical, but this card is bling-free again, because it's for my other son heading back to school! cardstock layer and base is Pure Luxury Red Hot and Creme de Menthe.
TIP: Be sure to use pop dots here for dimension, it really creates the illusion of the clouds drifting by and the balloon hovering...

For even more samples of some of our favorite 'Blast from the Past' Gina K Designs stamp sets, check out these participating designer's blogs:
Thank you for visiting me today!!

9 comments:

Sharon Harnist said...

Love this, Melanie!

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous! I must go see this set!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh totally those dies make awesome clouds! And I love the cloud as the tent topper!!

Lagene said...

Beautiful balloon card!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMGosh, Mel...why didn't I ever see clouds in these dies? Brilliant creation!

Terry said...

Great tent topper card!!! Love the colors and bg paper! TFS

Jessica said...

Gorgeous, Melanie!!!

Miesje said...

Oh I love it! That is one of my favorite sets too!

Theresa Momber said...

Love your floating clouds!