Soar Confidently Card

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Cards and Creations by Lori McBride and I’m a Stampin’ Up Independent Demonstrator from Joshua, TX.

Today I’d like to share with you a card that I created using the *Soar Confidently Stamp Set* and the *Sailing Home Stamp Set*

For this project I decided to use the following Coordinating Colors:

Time is really running out for our beloved Seaside Spray and so I decided to go ahead and publish this card as a loving tribute and in hopes and prayers of a return by popular demand. I have loved and enjoyed Seaside Spray so much and have used it in so many of my projects.

Originally, I was planning this as a Father’s Day Card for my husband and was planning on waiting until next month to publish but I really wanted to share this one a bit early as it’s a GREAT masculine card (yes – I’m a little bias – I have a husband and two sons) and so it really would make a fabulous masculine birthday card as well.

*Measurement Mishap*

Like a duh ta duh, I forgot to write the my exact measurements for this card down but that is okay. I enjoyed designing and creating this card so much that I will be using these techniques again on another card soon and I will make sure that I write the measurements down when I do it again. What I did though was started with our standard A2 Cardbase and worked my way down from there. I don’t do that very often but it’s always moments like these that get me every time.


What can I say – I was excited and dying to try the new Stampin’ Up Blending Brushes which is exactly where I ended up starting. In the photo of the project, you will notice four strips of paper that are stamped and cut.

They didn’t exactly start off stamped or cut. It was the smallest layer of Very Vanilla cardstock. I started with the Seaside Spray Ink and just gently used the blending brushes over the Cardstock. Then I added the Misty Moonlight with the Blending Brushes and gradually combined the two colors.

Next I stamped the images from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Soft Suede Ink. Finally I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut them into the four strips and set them aside.

I stamped the hot air balloon image on a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock in Memento Black Ink and used my Paper Snips to fussy cut it out.

I hand hand colored the hot air balloon using the Stampin’ Blend Markers.

On a long scrap of Very Vanilla I stamped the “wonderful man” sentiment in Soft Suede Ink and turned it over. Using Stampin’ Seal Adhesive to the top and bottom edges of the Very Vanilla and adhered the Early Espresso ribbon right into it and flipped it back over.

To adhere all of these layers together (with the exception of the hot air balloon itself) I used Multipurpose Glue. For the hot air balloon, I added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back and adhered it down in place.

I’m not going to show the inside of this card because again, I made it for my husband and I don’t want to ruin the surprise for him. I actually try NOT to post them until after he receives them but sorry babe – no choice this time! I’ll probably end up making him a special one now and sending this one to either his Dad or his Stepdad now. And that’s okay too.

Thank you so much for joining me today – I hope that you’ll join me again soon for another edition.

Until next time – Happy Stampin’ Everyone!

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