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
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28 comments:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 :-)

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  4. 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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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  9. 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!

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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

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  16. Fabulous balloon card
    luv
    Debby

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

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  18. Looks fabulous Di. LOVE those curly strings.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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

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  20. Wauuu, gorgeous card Di
    hope you are ok
    hugs Tamara

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

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

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  23. What great stamps and a super card x

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  24. 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.

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

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  26. So gorgeous!! Love balloons!
    Lucy x

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

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