Sarah . My offering is a card made from the Up, Up & Awaystamp set. I used Lucky Limeade cardstock as a base and matted very vanilla to fit.
On the vanilla on stamped Lovely as a Tree in Lucky Limade ink, and then daubed Bashful blue ink to form the sky. I stamped the balloon basket in Soft Suede and one balloon in Crumbcake with the birthday sentiment from the set in Soft Suede ink. (I must admit to having a bit of a crush on the Soft Suede at the moment!), the other balloon was stamped in Soft Suede on spare card, cut out and mounted with a dimensional on top of the other basket. The bird stamp from the set was stamped in Marina Mist.
I felt this gave a really soft feel to the card, I think this stamp set is ideally suited to a male theme but is very versatile in the fact that if used with bright colours, it could make a really colourful card reminding you of those balloon festivals in the summer. (it dosen't feel much like summer is coming at the moment!!)
Hope you enjoyed my ramble and your next visit is to the lovely Clare, enjoy the rest of your hop :-)
PS if you lose your way you can start at the beginning with Emily or check out Group 1 starting with Alison
I'd grab yourself a cuppa if I was you!! lol