Lift Me Up ombre balloon for WWYS104

The What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog‘s theme this week is to use Lift Me Up stamp set on a card project. Here is my project for using this stamp set. To view the challenge cards from the design team and from crafters like me and you, click here to go to the blog page.



I really like the look of ombre stamping. To make an image appear as ombre with regular stamp pads, here is the method I use:

Step 1  starting with the darkest ink color, load the stamp with ink, and then use a cloth (even a tissue will work) and remove part of the ink but not all. This is when a MISTI tool will work great!

Step 2  load up the mid tone or second color, and repeat the process for the third ink color

A stamp positioner can really help with this type of technique, because you can re-ink the stamp as many times as you like and it will remain in the same position. After stamped, try embossing the image since it’s already in the MISTI! Using high contrast inks will help your colors to really show.


Measurements for this project:
card base of Smoky Slate card stock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″  (folded and scored from 4 1/4″ x 11″)
Whisper White layer:  3 5/8″ x 4 7/8″
Whisper White embossed panel: 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″
Whisper White card stock scraps 1 1/4″ high for sentiment
Whisper White card stock for balloon die cuts
Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum & Pink Pirouette card stock scraps for die cuts on balloon

The background panel is created using the Seaside Embossing folder with white card stock. The look of water lends itself well to the look of the sky, so I image it is a nice breezy sky. The hot air balloons were created by first using the large balloon thinlit (I cut two). I used scraps of pink colored card stock with the balloon segment dies to get an ombre look that echoes the ombre stamped sentiment. The segments are attached to the back of the large balloon die cut with the Fine Tip Glue Pen. For some interest in breaking up the colors, I hear embossed a small gray heart.



Here is a list of supplies I used to make this card project. Links are here that you can click to get product info and purchase items, at no additional cost to you, as well. Thank you so much for your support with your purchase 🙂



When gifting a card that will land into someone’s hand, it’s not always the first thought for adding texture. However, it may often be the one thing that is remembered about your card. Don’t forget to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge to see all of the great cards. Thanks for stopping by today, I hope to have you here again soon 🙂

-Jenny Hall
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Get a look at this flower! The boys have not seen the likes of this flower, so they are curious to touch and look.




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  1. This is such a beautiful card Jenny. I really like the addition of the embossing folder in the background. Pretty much a genius use for this! Thanks for inspiring.

    • Hi Charlet! Those embossing folders are what I use to get new ideas. I’m glad you like this project and thanks in return for YOUR inspiration! -Jenny

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