Friday 12 May 2017

Up in the air

Hello lovely people,

Gosh, Friday has rolled around again and so I am here as usual with a Dies to Die For DT card using one of my newest MFT acquisitions, from the April release.

Yep, I couldn't resist another stamp set featuring cute animals, this time combined with hot air balloons!

My little framed scene was coming along nicely until I realised I needed something as a sky background, which was a problem because I am not very confident at creating sky/clouds as a background.

After faffing around with some DP which didn't feel quite right, I finally conceded that I was just going to have to put on my big girl pants and colour a cloudy backdrop with my Copics - eeeeeek!!

I used some cloud dies as a template and after all that worry, I am actually pretty pleased with how it turned out :-)

Hot air balloon card using MFT Up in the Air stamp and die sets

As you can see, I added the foreground balloon with foam pads and I also stacked up the letters apart from the very bottom section which rests on the frame...yep, that was quite fiddly to do!

Hot air balloon card using MFT Up in the Air stamp and die sets

If I've tempted you with any of the lovely supplies I've used then you can go straight to the individual products via the thumbnails at the end of my post or just pop over to Dies to Die For and have a little browse around!

Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,

Copic colours;
Pink: RV83/85/19
Purple: BV01/04/08
Turquoise: BG53/57/49
Cat: W0/1/2/3/4

Lovely things I've used from Dies to Die For;


  1. I love this set and your colours are gorgeous. Fab layout and the clouds look great

  2. And pleased you should be; clouds are terrific. Lovely balanced design & pretty colours. Love mUm x

  3. Hi Kat, wowser what a super cute card, love the cute animal and. Fab balloons. Your sky background is fabulous ansdwell done you. Hugs Jennifer xxx

  4. Lovely card Kat. Lovely dies too.

  5. And so you should be pleased Kat... that background sky is PERFECT and looks so good behind the balloons and kitty!

    Christine x

  6. Such a pretty and cute card and that sky looks terrific. I usually just use some distress ink and a blender and a cloud stencil which is super easy and quick xx

  7. So cute! Those clouds, swoon, beautifully done!! Gorgeous bright and joyful CAS card. Love it. Hugs, Wends xoxo

  8. A gorgeous, cute card, the sky looks fabulous too and well worth putting on those big girl pants, lol.


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