Hot in Vegas!

Hot in Vegas!2017-12-27T11:23:09-05:00

Project Description

The temperature in Vegas today is about 104 degrees Fahrenheit, so a cool breeze would be nice. That thought brings us to my project, which, you could say, features a cool breeze.

Viva Las Vegastamps!

I design for Viva Las Vegastamps!

I used two Viva Las Vegastamps! stamps on this card; Blowing Wind Corner (6726) and Acrobat on Rope (17450).

Blowing Wind Corner is a large corner stamp of clouds with a face blowing a gust of wind. Acrobat on Rope features a girl hanging on to a piece of rope. I stamped both stamps with Memento ink and then colored them with Copic markers.

I took a fine tipped black marker and drew lines coming from the frayed end of the rope to make it look like the strings coming from a bunch of balloons. By doing this, I was able to use this stamp for something completely different than what it depicts.

Then I punched some balloons out of different colored papers and covered them with Clear 3D Crystal Lacquer. I glued them down in layers, putting the balloons in the front of the bunch on pop dots to add dimension.

After that, I decided to use a foam applicator sponge to put down some Broken China distress ink to make the sky look more realistic. I also added a little bit of Milled Lavender distress ink to the cloud stamp to highlight some of the areas that I had colored with the Copic markers.

I didn’t feel this card needed a sentiment, but you could easily add one to match your occasion if you wanted to. One of the great things about Viva Las Vegastamps! is their huge selection of unusual sentiments. Be sure to check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog and their online store. I’m sure you will enjoy it!

Also, be sure to come back here or go to the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog on June 29th for our blog hop where you can win great prizes!

Balloon Lady


  1. Donna Harrison June 26, 2011 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Very nice! I was excited to see what you designed…excellent idea with dimensional balloons!

  2. Jamie June 27, 2011 at 7:46 am - Reply

    Very cool card! I could think of many different sentiments that would match the image you have depicted in this unique card. Hope you are having an enjoyable time in Las Vegas even though the weather doesn't seem too enjoyable

  3. Joe Morgan June 27, 2011 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    Thanks Donna & Jamie! I had lots of fun making this card. It's very simple, but I am really pleased with it.

    Donna, it was great meeting you! Thanks for everything!

    Jamie, it's really hot like an oven here, but not humid at all….. so it's just uncomfortable, but you don't get all sweaty the second you go out like where you live in TN. 🙂

  4. David June 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    What a humorous and unique card. Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

  5. Jamie June 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Oh yes Joe, TN can be miserable! Yuck… sweating as soon as I walk out the door when I leave for work in the a.m.!

  6. Tina June 30, 2011 at 5:17 pm - Reply

    FUN!! Very Creative!

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