Lift Me Up for TGIFC89

Hi there!  I spent the morning working on orchestra uniforms and getting them out for dry cleaning.  Since it was “chocolate day” I was also able to catch up with two of my friends – Jill and Robin.  It’s always a treat to see them! And before I left to come home, I did a little organizing and a little something stupid.  Just so that you don’t have to try this to find out here’s my tip –  plastic fan blades will cut!  I wasn’t paying attention when I picked up a fan in the uniform room and accidentally stuck my finger through the cover — and removed it very quickly!!  Nothing to see here folks but stupid.  I should have said it was a paper cut!

My creative mojo was feeling a little sluggish so I turned to a sketch challenge.

I’ve combined Lift Me Up with TGIFC89.

Lift Me Up for TGIFC89 from

This sketch challenge was really a color challenge  to use Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach.  That was right up my alley after my color combo yesterday!

I started with a Pool Party cardstock base and layered with a piece of Whisper White that has only a 1/8″ border.

For my background I used an “E” Block and scribbled on it with a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker.  I gave it a light spritz with water before stamping with the block.  This softens the scribble — a little or a lot depending on the amount of water you spritz on.

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I stamped the large and small balloons from Lift Me Up in both Peekaboo Peach and Flirty Flamingo on Whisper White cardstock.  Then, they were cut out using the Up & Away Thinlits.

Also in the Up & Away Thinlits is a cloud die.  I used this to cut a piece of Vellum.  Using Clear Wink of Stella I generously painted over the Vellum cloud before adding a Basic Rhinestone.  It’s got nice sheer, subtle shimmer that doesn’t take away from the translucency of the cloud.

I glued down two of the balloons and then adhered the remaining balloons and the card front with Dimensionals.

Then, I used my Fine Tip Glue Pen to add some Peekabook Peach sequins from the Sprinkles Embellishments and Silver Sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.

Lift Me Up for TGIFC89 - inside - from

Finally, I turned to the inside and stamped three of the small hot air balloons to give the card a finished feeling.

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  • Reply
    Holly Stene
    January 12, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Sara this is such a soft and pretty card! Love the background you created with the marker and clear block too! Very fun 🙂 Glad you joined us this past week at TGIF!

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 12, 2017 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks Holly! The TGIF challenge was perfect for getting my MOJO going with the Lift Me Up stamp set.

  • Reply
    January 9, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Thank you for the chance to win love the air balloon

    • Reply
      Sara Levin
      January 10, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      Oh you’re welcome Cindy! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my blog.

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