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hot air balloon…inspired by

You never know where you are going to get your inspiration from.  While surfing the net months ago I came across a blog – Stephmodo – which is a food and lifestyle blog.  She was having a party for her daughter and chose hot air balloons as the theme. 

She made little gift boxes thata were so darling – I used them as my inspiration for this card:

The balloon is a $1 stamp from Michaels, the mountains are a stamp from Alexstamping and the sentiment and numbers are from Limited Edition.  The coloring was done with copic markers, with memento sky and paris dusk sponged in the background.

I used decorative scissors to make the stamp border, but I will be glad to get my hands on the new Spellbinders Postage Stamp dies – they are much better looking than my attempt here!

The gift boxes that inspired me are these – each one contained on small hot air balloon pendant – aren’t these just darling?

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