Sunday, October 18, 2009

Hi!

Hello there blog peeps! Happy Sunday. Hope you're enjoying your weekend. I certainly am! It feels good to be able to decompress from a busy work week! Anyway, in my blurfing this morning, I was so excited to see that the Embellish Magazine Circle card challenge extended their submission date, so I got to play in it afterall! I've had this idea in mind, but haven't had a chance to put it down on paper til today. You know how that goes, right? Sometimes, you have the best intentions to get to something, and before you know it, days have passed. Here's a look at the card I created: Can you believe I created a non-holiday card!? I know, huh. The challenge colors gave me the inspiration to create this hot air balloon card, so yes, non holiday themed it is! I'm having fun using the Bigz Clear Circle die - I used that to create my card base. Then I used the 1 3/4" circle punches to create my balloon. All you need to do is punch out 3 circles, fold them in half and stack the half circles in alternating patterns, adhering the half circle sides, then open it up and voila - you have your 3D balloon! I went into my retired stash of Designer Series Paper - it's the SU! Spring Break DSP from last year. I love this print! The letters I used are from the SU! Billboard Alphabet Sizzlit Decorative Strip - they're a great size for little card sentiments. Hope you like it! Here's the recipe:
{Sweet Centers Balloon Circle Card}
All supplies Stampin'Up! except where noted
*Stamp Set: Sweet Centers
*Cardstock: Soft Sky {retired}, Spring Break {retired}, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
*Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink Pad, Whisper White Craft pad
*Dies: Billboard Alphabet Decorative Sizzlit Strip, Clear Circle Bigz die
*Accessories: Scallop oval (masking for the clouds), Certainly Celery striped ribbon, Aqua Mist Button {PTI}
Enjoy your day!!


13 comments:

~amy~ said...

such a delish card Rose...love it...that ribbon is such a great touch!

Lisa Brown said...

Really cute card, Rose!

MEL said...

I absolutely love it!

Amy said...

Really LOVE this card! Great job!

Dawn said...

La-ooove it Rose. Very clever 3d effect!

Winter said...

Oh, this is too cute! I love that ribbon! Top pick for sure! :)

Cam said...

That is so neat looking hot air baloon. Absolutely love it. You are such an inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Rose,
Very cute!
Great idea!
Take care!
Kris

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

Love the hot air balloon, Rose! Thanks so much for participating in the challenge!

Savitri said...

Oh wow, this is just too stinkin' adorable!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! You did awesome with the color and circle!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Darling card, Rose. I LOVE the 3D idea with the balloon!

Jane said...

BRILLIANT!!

Cindy Major said...

That little hot air balloon is SO cute!!! I wish I had this stamp set just for that image!

Cindy