Hot Air Balloon Love Is In The Air Clean And Simple

by Joanne James30. January 2024 09:00

Today I'm sharing a card that I made with a a few challenges in mind:


As we approach Valentine's Day next month love is definitely in the air, so I decided to have some fun and grabbed a little 'something old, something new' and set to work. Take a look at what I came up with:


You may be wondering how inspiration can come from a variety of sources - well, read on and all will become clear! Here's the low-down on today's card:

Stencil Times Two I so wanted to play with the ladies over at Just Us Girls where this week it's anything goes with stencils; I decided to go clean and simple and create a stencilled sky then when I saw the badge over at TGIF Challenges I thought 'why not make my sky heart-shaped?' so it decided me on my layout, a pink sky inset within a heart. These were both stencils I created myself using dies in my collection. Firstly, I placed my heart stencil, then using my Bubble Bath ink and blending brush I overlaid my cloud stencil and working down the heart, added in clouds across my soft pink sky - which is also perfect for the challenge over at Addicted to CAS this week.

Love is ... - I decided to have some fun with my sentiment, so took the 'Love' die from the Love For You Die set, diecut it then snipped the L away from the OVE, and adhered them to my card base, overlaying my stencilled heart sky, leaving space for my hot air balloon in place of the O. I completed my sentiment with a stamp from the old retired stamp set 'Sunshine Sayings'. the Air - Having seen the optional theme of 'Love is in the air' over at AAA Cards, I thought this would be a great time to feature the heart-shaped hot air balloon in the new Hot Air Balloon bundle, which I think worked perfectly in place of the O in the word LOVE. Nothing else needed for my card which, for something so simple, actually involved much thought and was inspired by each of the above challenges in their own way. This sweet card would work perfectly for Valentine's or any time to let someone know you love them.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

Vicki United States
1/30/2024 2:27:45 PM #

Love the use of your stenciled clouds within the heart shape. Very pretty. Thanks for joining in at jugs.


Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
1/30/2024 2:30:34 PM #

Joanne... what an adorable and unique card idea.  So fun! As always, thanks ever so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls.


Nancy Elrick
Nancy ElrickCanada
1/30/2024 9:50:11 PM #

What a wonderfully clean and simple card showing me that beautiful sky!  Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS!!


Ina Grehan
Ina GrehanAustralia
1/30/2024 11:37:04 PM #

Oh wow Joanne. You have blown me away with how you created this amazing and beautiful card. All those elements have just come together so perfectly. Thanks so much for adding it to our JUGS gallery. I so love it!


KarenRNew Zealand
1/31/2024 11:23:59 AM #

That is so cool!! I love the heart balloon for the O, plus the delicate stenciled pink cloudy sky in the big heart. Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at AAA Cards this week.


Kim S
Kim SUnited States
2/1/2024 12:38:06 PM #

What a fun and creative combination of those sets!!  LOVE this!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/2/2024 7:23:17 PM #

What a fantastic idea to use the double stencil like that! I love the result - even before we get to the super way you create the balloon/love sentiment. You're a genius!


VickyUnited Kingdom
2/3/2024 7:34:59 PM #

Even with just the hot air balloon taking the place of the 'o' in 'love' it would have been amazing, but the stenciled sky in a heart is the perfect addition. Love this! Vicky x


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