Monday, July 19, 2010

PPRS Blog Hop

Welcome to the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog Hop! Today I am pleased to introduce two new summer additions to PPRS' line of clear stamps and coordinating dies: Hot Air Balloon and Birdcage.

Visit the Design Team's daily releases and the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog on July 19th and 20th to have the chance to win one of two great prize packages.

Today's prize package includes the Hot Air Balloon set and matching die, three transparency ATC sheets of your choice, and a half sheet of red rubber stamps of your choice.

So let's get started! Today I am featuring the Hot Air Balloon stamp set and coordinating die.

Something sunny for your Monday morning! I cut the sun's rays by hand and punched a circle for the center. The balloon was die cut from October Afternoon patterned paper. The two cloud patterns are part of the set, as well as the sentiment. I masked a portion of it, as I just wanted to say 'Hi!' :)

For my second card, I went classic. Whenever I think of hot air balloons, I always think of rainbow colors. I die cut two balloon shapes and then stamped them (I should note that the striped center pattern is a separate stamp) with Tuxedo Black Memento ink. I pulled out my Copic markers to color my balloons in a happy rainbow! A quick tip when choosing Copic colors: it is easy to find colors that work well together when using Copics. If you choose colors that have the same numbers (or close) you know you'll get a good match. All these colors (with the exception of one) end in a 2, which is the brightness or intensity of the color. See how they all seem to be the same tone? Something to keep in mind when you're coloring!

So here are the blog hop details: each day you have more than one chance to win! The hop starts at the Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps Blog. Leave a comment on the blog for one chance to win. Then hop on over to the day’s release blogs and leave comments there for more chances to win. So easy! AND you will get to see some fabulous paper projects featuring the new sets.

For each release, you will have until midnight the night AFTER the release day to enter comments (that is two days!). Only comment per blog, please.

Here is the release schedule:

July 19th: Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamps and Coordinating Die featured on PPRS Blog, here!, One Krafty Cat by Jenny, and Paper Talk by Leslie.

July 20th: Birdcage Clear Stamps and Coordinating Die featured on PPRS Blog, Tesa's Scrap by Tesa, and Primitive Paper by Tracy.

Good luck! Thanks for stopping by!!


Sunny Hi Card
Stamps: Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamps - PPRS
Cardstock: Spring Rain, Lemon Tart, White - Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: Fly a Kite - October Afternoon
Ink: So Saffron - Stampin' Up!; Spring Rain - Papertrey Ink; Jet Black Archival Ink - Ranger
Other: Hot Air Balloon die - PPRS; 1-3/4 inch circle punch - EK Success; Fruit Punch Stickles - Ranger

Fly With Me Card
Stamps: Hot Air Balloon Clear Stamps - PPRS
Cardstock: Kraft, Spring Rain, New Leaf, White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento - Tsukineko
Other: Hot Air Balloon die - PPRS; Copics (R22, YR02, Y11, G02, B12, V12, E43); sewing machine


  1. Your card are amazing and so inspiring. Love the hot air balloon and die. Just love all the details too.

  2. SO SO fabulous. I love the rainbow balloons, so CAS but an extremely striking card. The sunshine is just adorable. Love this set, how FUN!

  3. I heart the sun rays so cute I love your rainbow hot are balloon and your stiched hills. So cute thanks for sharing!

  4. Fun cards! LOVE the rainbow balloons - beautiful!

  5. super cute cards! they are so cheerful! thanks for sharing and have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

  6. Quite delightful artwork! You'll brighten someone's day w/these beauties!

  7. Anya--you blew me away with that rainbow hot air balloon card! Absolutely fantastic!

  8. Love these cards, Anya! The little DP balloon with the sparkle is so cute. And thanks for the Copics tip.

  9. very cute cards - love the glittery seams on the first one and the movement of the second one.

  10. Beautiful cards, both of them!!! LOVE that sunny and cloudy sky!!

  11. My head is definitely in the clouds with this set...great inspiration!

  12. Love the multi-colored sections on the balloon! So cheerful! I wanna ride!

  13. I think the sunny rays are the perfect foil for the balloon! And the stitched hills on the second card are a nice subtle accent. Lovely!


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