Thursday, April 25, 2013

Birthday Balloon

Hello everyone!  It's a busy week, but I carved out a little time to play in the current City Crafter challenge.  You need to use clouds, and a particular color scheme (see below).  It took me a day to think it out, and another to put this together.  At first, I had a rough go with this, but am pretty pleased with the result:


The inspiration photo / colors from City Crafter

I used a pretty balloon from The Sky's The Limit and some fun dotty clouds from Springtime Beauty II, both from Inspired By Stamping.


Love this dainty script on the sentiment, which is from Flowers Bloom.  It can be suited to many different occasions....I am using this for a birthday card.


I wanted you to see the shine I put on this balloon, which is paper-pieced.  Got worried for a little bit, because the paper had buckled and warped when I applied the glossy accents adhesive.  It all settled back down once it dried.

Thanks to those of you who took a virtual tour of  my craft studio.  I am happy as a clam with it, that little space to call my own.  :-)

Have a wonderful day!



Stamps: Flowers Bloom, Springtime Beauty II, The Sky's The Limit - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: white, sage cardstock; light pink patterned paper
Ink: black, baja blue, light tan
Other: circle, scalloped circle, banner dies; curlicue embossing folder; glossy accents; gems
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"

25 comments:

Shani Thomas said...

That is just SO pretty! And so well done. I like how you've finished off the balloon, that just adds that little something extra that makes it stand out!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and the balloon!!!!

Joanna M said...

This is sooo beautiful Colleen! Love the color combination! Have a lovely weekend! Hugs, Joanna

Sindhu said...

Very beautiful card Colleen!! Love the sentiment!
Now I too wish to play with these colours...

Marisa said...

Swanky baloon!! Great use of the colours and love the banner die for the sentiment.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is WOW Colleen, so very sweet! Love this one! Thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the glossy accents on the balloon! LOVE. The blue dotted clouds! FAB card, Colleen!

Jennifer said...

Very cute and so clever to add that shine! Loving it =)

Reusing with Quilling said...

So beautiful ! Loved the balloon with glossy accents !

Ros Crawford said...

You ought to be pleased ... this is stunning ... I love that glossy balloon ... Thanks so much for playing at CCCB this week!

Annette said...

very pretty... i love how elegant this card is.. the balloon looks amazing..

Lisa said...

Oh my oh my OH MY!!! Polka dot clouds...Colleen this is a dreamy sweet little card. Oh gosh I just love EVERYTHING about it. SWOON ;)

Benzi said...

Very pretty! I love those polka dot clouds and the balloon is so pretty. That is one of my favorite sentiments in that set.

Have a great weekend. Going to be raining and cool here. Yuck!

Lisa Lara said...

Isn't that a beauty Colleen. Love the gloss on the balloon and that banner.

Emily Keaton said...

You have every right to be pleased with this pretty result!! I love the glossy accents on balloon. Sweet!

Maria said...

The glossy accents added to the sweet hot air balloon is the perfect touch, Colleen! Pretty clouds and banner, too!

Sophie said...

Colleen, die Karte ist unglaublich süß.
Mir gefällt der lackierte Ballon :-)

Sonnige Grüße xx

Leslie Miller said...

What a pretty balloon! I have trouble with Glossy Accents, but yours looks wonderful. I wouldn't mind a cloudy day if the sky was full of polka dot clouds!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Colleen! I love the glossy balloon and the embossing and the right colors lol...Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB this week, hugs, Wendy

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous, love the colors, the balloon and the embossing. So great.

Diane said...

Congrats on your win, and I can see why, it is beautiful!!

Sandie Edwards said...

Gorgeous.... the way you completed the balloon is 'wow' ... so cool!!

Bonnie said...

That's such a pretty design on the balloon and the curly font of the sentiment is so perfect with it!

Beakie said...

Very beautiful:) t'is magic catd:)

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