Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Above the Clouds

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop Above the Clouds

Above the Clouds for Stamping Sunday Blog Hop


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Above The Clouds ….

Welcome to my blog on this second Sunday of July 2019.

Today I am hopping with the Stamping Sunday Second Sunday team, hosted by Sara Levin, the Artful Inker. We are featuring the Above the Clouds stamp set and punch bundle.

Above The Clouds Bundle

Two step stamping and a co-ordinating punch … Hot Air Balloons have never been so easy to create.

Beginner, Casual and Avid Crafters

Today, I am again featuring Beginner, Casual and Avid projects, all using the Above the Clouds stamp set. While I am definitely an avid crafter, I do like the simple projects. They allow you to feature solely on the stamps and inks, to get a true appreciation of how beautiful the images are. Which type of crafter are you?

Easy crafting with stamps, ink and paper

Creating with Stamps, Inks and Paper only, this card is truly #simplestamping … and it really did just take a few minutes to create. I used Whisper White Thick card for the card base and ink colours are Soft Seafoam, Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.

The clouds and small balloons are stamped off to create a softer background that doesn’t compete with the larger feature balloons.

Step it up with punches and designer series paper.

The background layer is Woven Threads Designer Series Paper in Pretty Peacock colouring. And the small hot air balloons and clouds are stamped directly onto the paper with Pretty Peacock ink.

The Above the Clouds Bundle includes the Hot Air Balloon punch, and this makes punching out the stamped hot air balloon and basket so easy. Pop one up on dimensionals to make it seem like it is floating through the air.

The sentiment is stamped and trimmed and then layered onto some Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper.

Go all out with die cuts and embellishments.

The Stitched Nested Label Dies add another layer to this Avid card, with one cut from Soft Seafoam cardstock and then one size smaller cut from Vellum cardstock and then embossed with the High Seas Embossing Folder.

The sentiment has been heat embossed with White Embossing Powder on black card and then layered up on to some Mint Macaron designer series paper.

And for an added little touch, I stamped the banner separately and cut out each triangle. They are adhered onto the balloon with Mini Glue Dots rolled up, which sort of makes them sit up a little bit and look “fluttery”. Throw in a White Baker’s Twine bow and this avid card is DONE!!

Which is your favourite?

I am looking forward to seeing what the rest of the design team members come up with using this great set. Here is the full list of hop participants … visit them all and be inspired.

The Stamping Sunday teams create a tutorial bundle each month. This month the tutorial projects feature projects and techniques using Stampin’ Up!® Stampin’ Blends. All projects use current Stampin’ Up! products. Five fantastic, detailed tutorials with step by step pictorial instructions. Here is a sneak peek of the tutorial projects.

The Tutorial Bundles are based on currently available supplies from Stampin’ Up! and have both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.

Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle – July 2019
All currencies accepted. Paypal will do the conversion for you.

If you are making a purchase from me during July, you will receive the Stamping Sunday Tutorial Bundle for free. And if you are an Inks and Whimsy team member, you will also receive this tutorial bundle for free each month.

Check out all the tutorials on my Online Class and Tutorial page.


Supplies for the Beginner Card:

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Supplies for Casual card:

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Supplies for the Avid project:

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  • great cards Cheryll and love how you started with a Beginners Card through to a Avid card xxxx

  • Love it, the dark dsp wouldn’t be my first choice as a background, but now I see yours also stamped it’s perfect. And yes, think we all love vellum! I agree with you and asked myself this question: when did I only use sip (stamps ink paper)? A long time and when I do it I constantly get the feeling that I forgot something….:-) Will challenge myself. Your cards are a great starting point, thanks.

    • Hey Christine, thank you. I also thought that the Pretty Peacock might have been a tad too dark for a “sky”, but I had already done my large balloons and after a few trial and errors of different DSP colours, the Pretty Peacock worked the best to give a good contrast. The ink comes up so much darker, so the background stamping shows up quite well.
      I very much struggle with doing those very simple stamping only cards. Which is why I love the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. It forces me to go back to that SIP style and I am feeling so pleased with myself when I finish a card that took literally less than five minutes and I still love it! 🙂

  • Awesome cards Cheryll! I love the gorgeous color combination and design. Stamping on the DSP is such a great idea!!! ❤❤❤

  • This is so easy to see how you got from card 1 to card 3! My favorite detail is on your final card. The Stitched Nested Label Vellum tag — such awesome texture!