It's always toasty in my neck of the woods in July, but this morning the air was downright muggy and still; as though waiting to either explode into a storm or just hang out in gray monotony. It's still in a holding pattern. But I have to give kudos to the weirdly mysterious air because it did inspire me to create a card using this fabulous hot air balloon stamp from Tim Holtz.
I stamped the balloon image on several pieces of patterned paper, then cut out the different sections of the balloon and pieced them back together. The paper I used is from My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories, K & Company, Graphic 45 and Jenni Bowlin.
I added some Washi tape to the background from Recollections and My Mind's Eye, then stamped the "Soar" sentiment using alphabet letter stamps, also from Recollections.
Whether the weather decides to go crazy or stay mellow, I'm glad that the overcast mood inspired me to try and "soar above it" (ha, ha) with this card.
*Interesting side note: not sure where the "water squirrel" word combo came from on the text background paper at the bottom of the card, but it sure made me wonder about the rest of the story!