CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

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CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

Welcome! I hope you’re having fun on the CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop. You should have gotten here by way of Nora’s blog, but if you’ve gotten lost be sure to head back to the beginning here, so you don’t miss a thing!

Today I made a lovely tag for you with a CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Set called Floating. They were generous enough to send it along especially for this post, and I tell ya, I was SO happy! I didn’t have any stamp sets with hot air balloons, and I couldn’t wait to take this one for a test drive 😃

The tag I used is about 5.25 x 3-inches. It was cut with a basic tag die I have in my stash. To add some color to it, I blended in Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass from the edges. After that, I ran it through my Big Shot to add the stitching design with a plate die.

CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

Next, I stamped the hot air balloon image onto a scrap piece of White Cardstock and colored it with Copic Markers.

Then, I stamped the image where I wanted it to be on my tag. That’s when I realized I needed a few clouds. It’s easy to add them – cut a cloud shape from some scrap paper and blend your Distress Ink downward over it.

CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

The hot air balloon itself is stunning – its shape is a bouquet of flowers, and it was so much fun to color.

CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

I added some Tsukineko Sparkle Spritz over the flowers and dabbed the centers with Nuvo Crystal Drops in White.

To put the tag together, I fussy cut the colored hot air balloon image and adhered the balloon and basket separately to my tag with foam adhesive. Then, I stamped the sentiment onto some scrap white cardstock with Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black, flagged the end and attached it with foam adhesive as well.

To finish off my project, I threaded some cord through the punched hole up top, then separated and braided it to make a tassel.

CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop

On to your next stop on the CardMaker Magazine & CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog Hop! Click here to visit Shona’s blog for more great project ideas.

Don’t forget to take part in the giveaway at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Blog. They have four prize packages up for grabs, and you know you can’t win if you don’t play 😉

Happy hopping!

<3 Niki

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  1. Beautiful tag ! I love that the balloon is partly flying off the tag – it gives it something extra. The added clouds are great as wel, as is the stitching design in the background. The rope is the fnishing touch. A happy, colourful project !
    Greetings from Belgium.

  2. I love hot air balloons and the
    flowers make a beautiful balloon.
    The clouds in the background of
    the tag is a great idea.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful

  3. I LOVE your tag. How inspirational, your application of the background floral stamp. So imaginative. Great!

  4. I really love what you did with the floral balloon image. Wow! Just gorgeous. That looks like something to add to my wish list! Thanks.

    1. Thanks Beverly! I’ve been waiting to try out that background combo for awhile now and this tag was the perfect project for it 🙂

    1. Sure thing! I always feel weird trying to explain something without a visual aid… probably because I’m a visual learner myself 😀

  5. This has the WOW factor! I’m so inspired by this project. That balloon is FAN-TAS-tic! Thanks for the tutorial, and Gosh! You even braided that ‘string’. So many tips. Thanks.

    1. Thank you Carolyn! I tried to color with regular markers at first, but nothing beats the smooth lay-down of those dang Copics! 😀

  6. I think this is stunning! Lovely coloring of the flowers and the sky is perfection. Awesome fussy cutting, too. lol Love the braided cording, too.

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