Aug 12, 2020

The Sky's The Limit


Sometimes we limit our dreams without realizing the sky's the limit. 

Hi everyone!  Monica of HeartcraftPaper here and today I have a special card for you all.   I am a firm believer in not limiting yourself and allowing your dreams to thrive.  I have had a Lawn Fawn stamp in my stash for some time and I finally came up with a wonderful card for my son to let him know that he should reach for the stars and not limit himself by his own abilities.  My son is on the spectrum and because of this, I really wanted to make sure that he knows nothing can hold him back.  I hope this inspires you to make a new card for your loved ones.


Time to float through the skies!

Big Balloon: BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18, C00, C1, BG75, E33, E23, E47
Small Balloon: RV10, RV11, RV13, C00, C1, RV69, E33, E23, E47
Banner:  RV02, RV06, RV09
Stars:  Y000, Yoo, Y11

Once all of the images are colored in and die cut out, it's time to piece together the card.  Using one of the 4.25" x 5.5" cardstock, die cut out a circle from the center in order to make a mask.  Tape the mask over a second 4.25" x 5.5" cardstock.  Blend Black Soot, Sketchbook Print and Shaded Lilac Distress Oxide over the mask.  Once you remove the mask you should have a circle blend to represent a night sky.

Next, using the Poppystamps Stitched Cloudline dies cut out four sets of clouds from the remaining 4.25" x 5.5" cardstock.  Arrange them to your liking and die cut the grouping with a die.  

Using Shaded lilac, blend some color from the bottom of the cloud clusters upwards.  I ended up using only two of my die cuts.  Adhere the clouds down so that it fits exactly into the circle.

Adhere the smaller of the two balloons to the upper left of the circle using liquid glue.  

In order to add a little more detail t the larger of the two balloons, glue the string of banners to the balloon with liquid glue.  Next using 1/4" double sided tape, place the balloon to the left side of the circle.

Almost done!  adhere the stars randomly on the card.  I used the larger of the stars on the upper right in order to balance the card. 

Time to add the card front to the bard base.  I used liquid glue for this in order to be able to give some wiggle room.  

Finally it's time to add the sentiment.  Stamp out the sentiment "The Sky's The Limit" using embossing ink.  Cover this with embossing and heat embossing with a hot air gun.  Trim the paper down as close to the font as possible.  Using 1/4" foam tap adhere the sentiment on the left side of the card towards the bottom.  

Here is what the end product will look like...

I hope that you enjoyed this project.  I hope that you can make one of your own and share with me.  You can tag me on Instagram @heartcraftpaper.

Until next time!

XOXO - HeartcraftPaper


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