Be Happy

Friday, April 11, 2014

Happy Friday! I hope you are looking forward to a great weekend--I sure am! Tomorrow, I'm spending the entire day at Impressive Ideas, our fabulous stamp store here, and Sunday my DD is being baptized! Can't ask for better than that! :~) But, for now, I've got a fun card to share with you.
I used the Mojo Monday Sketch #340 for the layout, and Taylored Expressions stamps and dies for the balloons, clouds, and fishtail banner. The blue balloon was stamped with Danube Blue Memento ink, then I colored the flower doodles with a red Copic marker. The red outlines were made with a red Spica pen. The dark red balloon was paper pieced, then I traced the swirls with a black Spica pen. Finally, the orange balloon was colored with Copics and I covered it with yellow Stickles. You can't see it in the picture, but I used a stylus on the balloons to give them a puffy look, then when I adhered them to the card, I only put glue around the outside edge of the balloons and added a glob of Coll-All 3-D glue in the centers to make sure they stay puffed. HaHa! I made a funny! Stay puffed...Sta-Puft. Get it? I haven't thought about the marshmallow man in years! Back to business here, the tiny clouds were attached to the card with Coll-All glue also. I colored the sun with Copics and added some shine with a clear Wink of Stella pen, and the sentiment is from the same stamp set as the balloons. The seam binding was originally bright red, but I dyed it with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink to get that dark crimson color.
I used a Curved Borders One Spellbinders die to cut pieces from the scraps left over from the front of the card, and used them as an accent border on the inside of the card.

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~ginny said...

I really like the balloons you made - very nice choice of papers! Colorful, fun and energetic! Thank you so much for sharing your project & creativity at our house!
~ginny, DT for 613 Ave Create:
#66 ATG Challenge [with optional "Sights, Sounds, Smells, Taste of Spring"]
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Heather Jensen said...

How fun! Love the balloons!

Love the new blog header. :)

Leslie Miller said...

WOW! This is so awesome I hardly have words! The colors and design just grab me, and the inside -- love the way you did that! Super card, Cheryl!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the patterns on the balloons and the clouds, great sentiment. The inside is just too cool.
How exciting for your daughter, awesome day!!

Beth Brovold said...

What a LOVELY and uplifting post Cheryl...your card is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing with us at Fresh Brewed Designs!!! Enjoy the baptism!!

Unknown said...

Your card is awesome. Love the stamps, the papers, the colours, everything!
Thanks for joining us this week at 613 Avenue Create.
Cheers, Aurora

Maria said...

Such a fun lovely card, Cheryl! Love that BoBunny paper and the hot air balloons! Take care and have a great weekend!

thassos456 said...

Great fun card. Love the colour combination

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous card, lovely design and I adore the hot air balloons . Gorgeous colour palette too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp ?Monday Challenge. Tracy x

bumblebee creations said...

gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Fresh Brewed Designs.

Alrik said...

Very nice card. The colors are beautiful.