Hi there! I'm excited today to take part in my first Tip/Technique Blog Hop as part of theSkipping Stones Design Team. Each team member will share a card along with a tip or technique for designing or even organization.
I have a couple of tips in regards to this card. When I'm having trouble coming up with a design idea I'll sometimes flip through my 6x6 patterned paper pads and see if anything sparks my interest. I found this adorable sky with doily clouds and immediately thought of the hot air balloons from the Uplifting set. I'm not the most confident when it comes to coloring so I tend to do a lot of paper piecing just like I did here with the balloons. My #1 tip for paper piecing is to outline your images with a black marker once you've cut them out. It helps to provide a crisp edge that allows the images to really pop. The sentiment is taken from Heartsong 2.
Be sure to visit everyone along the hop and leave some love as one lucky commenter will win a stamp set. Why not have a browse in the Skipping Stones Design Store too - just in case you're the lucky winner! ;)
Jen <---You are here!
Cardstock: (White) Papertrey Ink
Patterned Paper: (Doily sky from The Pier 6x6, Red, yellow & green from The Open Road 6x6) Crate Paper
Stamps: (Balloons from Uplifting, Sentiment from Heartsong 2) Skipping Stones Design
Inks: (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko