I have another new stamp set to show today.  It is from the Mini Catalog and one that I have had, but have not inked up until now.  I do love it!  The stamped images are very detailed and stamp beautifully.  It is the Soar Confidently stamp set.  I needed a masculine card and gave this one a try.



I kept this very simple in terms of how much extra I added on.  It is for a young man and I didn’t think he would care for much bling!  I did use the Painted texture Embossing Folder again.  I really am excited every time I see all of the texture it leaves.  It may not be the perfect “sky” but I think it works well for it.

I stamped the hot air balloon and colored with patriotic colors in Light Real Red and Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends.  Since the background sky is blue, I thought those colors would work well.  I stamped the balloon in Night of Navy Ink.  A Tip:  let the Night of Navy dry a minute or two before you begin coloring or it may bleed over just a bit.  The balloon is raised using Stampin’ Dimensionals to add to the 3D effect of it floating.

I fussy cut the balloon and it was a really easy one to do.  For the sentiment, I used one from the stamp set.  I stamped it in Real Red on White cardstock and used the Banner Pick A Punch to get the banner tip on one end.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.


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