Welcome to day 2 of the previews of the upcoming release from Hello Bluebird! This is probably one of my favorite sets from the new release and it's called Flying High paired with the new Partly Cloudy die and the new Jane Small Alpha! I'm smitten with all of the little critter combinations that you can add to the hot air balloon! I couldn't resist using this sweet elephant and bunny combo, but it was really hard to choose!
To begin, I stenciled the clouds in the background and then added some ink splatter for some added detail. I die cut the cloud background using the new Partly Cloudy die from white cardstock and layered it over the top using liquid glue. I stamped the "together we can soar" sentiment using my mini MISTI inside one of the clouds using black ink.
One tip I'd like to give you today is to die cut the balloon first and then stamp. I did all of my stamping and coloring first, which is what I usually do when I'm coloring with Copics, and then die cut it. This particular die was a little bit tricky to get lined up after the fact, so I would recommend cutting first!
I love that this balloons comes with a few accessories to gussy up the design if you wish. I chose to add the scallop portion above the basket for some added color and detail.
I also added the bunting at the top of the balloon and secured it with liquid glue. I made certain to use alternating colors so that they wouldn't match the panel of balloon that they were on top of, if that makes sense!
I die cut the HELLO letters and then added some color using a blender brush. I wanted the colors to be slightly more muted than the balloon so they would stand out. I actually just used the residual ink that was on my blender brushes! ha ha!
I added some Nuvo Crystal Glaze over the top of the letters and then sprinkled some glitter over just the tops to give them a sugared look. I added additional glitter here and there to give the entire card a fun, sparkly look! Join me again tomorrow for the 3rd and final day, which just happens to be shopping day as well! Thanks for fluttering by!