Friday, August 4, 2017

Whimsical Adventure

Hello again!  Recently I won the Stampin' Up Dare to Dream stamp set as blog candy (thank you Susan!) and thought I should use it because it's pretty cute.  It's one of the current Host sets in the annual Stampin' Up catalogue with several fun sentiments and cute, whimsical images.  I'm pairing it with the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  This one threw me a bit until I settled on using this stamp set and some cute retired SU designer paper.

Starting with the dsp, it was trimmed down to fit the vertical pieces in the sketch and because it has retired colors in it, I was pleased to find I still had a bit of Taken with Teal card stock and a marker.  The dsp was layered on slightly larger pieces of teal card stock and adhered to the card base.  Next, cute little clouds and a balloon were stamped on a separate piece of white card stock and fussy cut.  The balloon is a two step stamp, so the outline was stamped in Chocolate Chip and the balloon interior in Pretty in Pink.

The word "adventure" was inked up with the Taken with Teal marker and fortunately I used my Misti, as it took 3 times to get a solid image.  I then fussy cut it as I really didn't have a die that fit the size.  The other part of the sentiment was stamped on the teal card stock and heat set with white embossing powder.  As I was laying out out the elements to decide where to adhere everything, I felt like twine was needed to really finish things off, so after the stamped images were all popped up on Dimensionals, I found that Island Indigo Baker's Twine matched almost perfectly with the teal and was wrapped around the base and tied with a bow.  The last touch was to lightly add Clear Wink of Stella to the pink balloon. 

That was a quick and fun card to make, and I appreciate that Kim gave us a different kind of sketch to work with.  Thanks for visiting, it's always appreciated!  Be sure to use the link above to visit the FMS challenge and check out all the wonderful inspiration!


Product details
Stamps:  Dare to Dream
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Taken with Teal, Sweet Pea dsp (retired)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal (ret.), Pretty in Pink (ret.), Versamark
Other:  Clear Wink of Stella, white embossing powder, Island Indigo Baker's Twine, Paper Snips

1 comment:

Karren said...

This is so cute! That little balloon is so adorable and I'm loving all the white space! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.