Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Lift Me Up Meets Waterfront

Welcome to my blog today.  I made this card for Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights for July.  The theme for this month is TRAVEL and I'm super excited to be taking part again.  The best bit about this Highlight is that you can vote for your favourite five projects.   The top ten winners will get the chance to be part of an international blog hop in the future so I would really appreciate it if you would VOTE for my project. 


To gather inspiration for my card today I have done a little travelling around Pinerest and my boxes of cards that I have received as swaps from stamping events.  I found several cards with hot air balloons on and thought that they fitted the travel theme quite well.  I have never been in a hot air balloon, but when I see them in the sky I think that they look majestic.  It must be really cool to be floating high up in the sky and to watch what goes on below!

The background picture is made using the Waterfront stamps and the colours I have used are Shaded Spruce, Pool Party and Gray Granite.  The little scene sits on a Shaded Spruce square to create a frame and the hot air balloon rises towards the mountains.  The travel theme is reinforced by stamping Bon Voyage using the letters from the Make a Difference stamps.  I couldn't resist some sparkle so I have added a gem to the balloon and a spritz of shimmer from my Wink of Stella spray.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I do hope you have enjoyed this project.  I'd be really happy if you visited the gallery and voted for my project!  

As always, happy crafting,

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  1. Karen ... this is amazing!! I would not have thought of using Lift Me Up with Waterfront, but they go together so well. Love it, voted! :) xx

    1. Thanks Cheryll. I haven’t used Lift Me Up for ages. I need to use it more!

  2. This is a fantastic card Karen. I am loving the design & how you teamed the 2 sets. TFS

  3. Gorgeous card, Karen!! I love your cut out technique (I must try that technique one day. Beautiful!!

    1. Thanks Alessandra...I love those stitched shape dies!