Thursday, November 3, 2011

Stampin' Up! Up, Up, & Away and I create a Birthday Card

I made this card last night before bed... yesterday I must have been in the right frame of mind to create... Everything just seemed to work... Here is the card I made
This is a Crumbcake base, with a piece of Baja Breeze, which I sponged to make clouds, and a piece of Old Olive, which I had stamped on using Short and Sweet (I've recently rediscovered this set in my collection.... can you tell?) I stamped my hot air balloons from Up, Up, & Away in Baja Breeze, Old Olive and Crumbcake and cut them out. I stamped the baskets on the sky and then attached the balloons. The ribbon is a scrap off of a shirt, and I think it works really well with this colour scheme :) The two little blue dots? they are buttons made using the Sweet Buttons Embossolit and then they were covered with some Crystal Effects. 
I am entering this into three challenges, the first is the Freshly Made Sketches,  which I love this week, it's such a versatile sketch! Next up is the Color Throwdown challenge, which I really liked as well... And finally is the Simon Says Stamp Buttons challenge.
Thanks for dropping round :)
Don't forget the blog candy!

11 comments:

Christy Q said...

Jess, this is super cute! I love the buttons you created - such a great idea. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the cloud background you created! And the colors are perfect with your design!

Lauri Ingram said...

Don't you love it when a card comes together easily! Love those ballons and I really like your background! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card Jess ... your sponged background is superb and the perfect setting to escape on a hot air balloon! Great job ...
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Jen Timko said...

I am so in love with this balloon set and you used it perfectly! I love your sponged sky. Your little "buttons" are awesome! Glad you joined us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jen said...

Goodness those clouds are perfect to show off those balloons! Great colors and I love your homemade buttons! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Alison Barclay said...

Very cute card...all those details are just so perfect!

Cindy Hall said...

Great job on the clouds, and those little 'buttons' with the Crystal Effects are perfect! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Lori said...

Great clean and simple design! Love your little button accents, too. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown challenge.

Keva said...

Ooh..this is so cool! Love those balloons, too! Thanks for playing along with us at Color Throwdown.

Lesley said...

What a fabulous sky you created Jess! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!