It’s rare that I make a card with no layers, but I decided to step outside my comfort zone for today’s card. I stamped directly onto the card base using the Diagonal Stripe background stamp and the Lift Me Up stamp set, then added balloons cut with the Up & Away Thinlits dies. Oh, and you save 10% when you buy the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits together as a bundle!


Here’s what I made:

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Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Pool Party card stock (CS) to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, then scored in half at 4-1/4″

Stamped with the Diagonal Stripe background stamp:

  • diagonal lines in Bermuda Bay ink directly onto the card front
  • NOTE: I laid the stamp rubber side up, then very lightly touched it with the Bermuda Bay ink pad. I was going for a light, mottled sort of look.

Stamped with the Lift Me Up stamp set:

  • sentiment in Island Indigo ink directly onto the card front
  • smaller balloon in Island Indigo ink onto Watermelon Wonder CS
  • smaller balloon in Island Indigo ink onto Peekaboo Peach CS

Die cut using the Up & Away Thinlits:

  • the two stamped balloons
  • large balloon overlay from Island Indigo CS
  • the 6 back pieces of the large balloon from Bermuda Bay CS

Assembled the card:

  • applied glue to the back of the Island Indogo overlay, then laid the Bermuda Bay back pieces over it. NOTE: I used my trusty Multipurpose Liquid Glue, but many people prefer the Fine-Tip Glue Pen for such detailed pieces.
  • all three balloons adhered to card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals


Here’s what I used:

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