Up, Up and Away!

This card was inspired by 3 different challenges


The "Toppings" option for this challenge is...
"Anything That Flies"
When I saw that I instantly thought of the movie 'Up".
Now, I do realize that balloons do not technically 'fly'
but wouldn't that be fun if they did! 
don't have taken with teal so I substituted tempting turquoise

I always find the solid dies intimidating to use - after I 
stamped the image I could never die cut it with an even
white edge. I tried die-cutting first and then stamping and...
that didn't work either. 
Then I discovered something so incredibly simple but so

Here's a step x step picture tutorial that I hope makes sense

1 - die cut all the images onto one sheet of card stock.

2 - stamp the image you want to use and then place the 
coordinating die cut piece over top

3 - the die will 'nest' inside the die cut image. You can secure with
washi tape if you'd like.

4 - run through the big shot and voila! A perfectly stamped and
die cut image!

I love this idea! 
I'm going to do this for all my solid dies and keep the template
stored with the dies. 

from Stampin' Up! unless noted
card stock: whisper white - heavy, pumpkin pie, rich razzlebberry
stamp set: Balloon Builders (Lil' Inkers)
ink: rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie, tempting turquoise, early espresso
big shot: balloon dies (Lil' Inkers)
wink of stella glitter pen

Happy Stampin'
and thanks so much for visiting!


Michelle said…
Such a happy birthday card. Love that bunch of balloons!
Darnell said…
I love your awesome bouquet of balloons, Susangail! And thank you for doing the photo tutorial! (I am tempted to enter the card I posted today of, er, "flying" balloons, lol!!) Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell
April said…
Love the balloons. They always make me smile.
Anni said…
The balloons are so much fun! Love the idea!
Thanks for joining the fun over at Seize the birthday!
OttawaMom said…
I am in love with that bouquet of balloons - love the bright, happy colours and fun patterns! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday!
Laura Pryor said…
This is sooooo awesome and fun!!!! I love how you showed your readers how to use the negative to get perfectly stamped die cuts and I have to say that I hadn't even thought of this and I'm excited to try! Thank you so very much for playing along with this extra special Monthly Meetup Challenge! Hope to see you next time!
Kristie Goulet said…
Congratulations on your win over at Lil' Inker Designs!!! WOOT!!!