This is a birthday card I made for my nephew who has committed to riding in a hot air balloon with me and his cousins this summer. I was afraid it might not be macho enough for him since he's a tough 14 year old farm boy, but he loved it (at least he said he did...polite young man that he is). Love these balloons from this months Verve release Up, Up and Away. They're so versatile like so many of the Verve images. For this tall card, everything is paper pieced with Provence (Memory Box), or Wisteria (Basicgrey). I added a bit of ink distressing to all the images with Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink) and sewed around the edges. The sentiment is from the set Dare To Be You, and the larger tree is a Plane Jane called Whimsy Tree. Oh, almost forgot, the baskets were stamped onto Simply Smooth (Prism) and were colored with copics, and the sentiment was stamped directly onto the dp with Tuxedo Black (Memento).
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Stamps: Up, Up and Away and Dare To Be You, Whimsy Tree
Paper: Provence (Memory Box) and Wisteria (Basicgrey) dp, Neenah Natural White, and Birchtone Dark (Prismatics)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento) and Frayed Burlap (Ranger Distress Ink)
Accessories: Sewing Machine, Copics, Dimensional Tape