Monday, January 24, 2011

The Sky is the Limit

Today's card is another one of those I've been meaning to make for a while, so I am glad to get it off my To Do list at last! Inspired by a number of cards I've seen around, it's another balloon.

DH was kind enough to point out that balloons are generally wider at the top and narrow at the bottom - aren't men so practical? LOL! But he said he likes it anyway - "nicely graphic" apparently! What can you say?!

Materials used:
  • stamps - A Little Treat, Word Play
  • card - crumb cake, soft suede, whisper white, Elegant Soiree DSP
  • inks - soft suede, marina mist
  • other - sponges, dimensionals, wide oval punch
Thanks for stopping by today.


PS the clouds were traced from chipboard shapes - I have NO talent whatsoever for drawing freehand shapes!!!


Juliette Chapman said...

Oh Kez - this is gorgeous - love the Elegant Soiree used as the sky - the sentiment is so appropriate.

Patrice said...

This is gorgeous! I just had to have A Little Treat many months ago, and it still remains in my cupboard brand new. You've inspired me to crack it open today - I hope.

Love your card.

Cheryl said...

WOW I LOVE this,beautiful colours and I love the balloon!!! Sounds like something my hubby would!!

The Anscombe Four said...

I LOVE this card; the colour combo, the use of punch - just gorjus! Did you just freehand the cloud shape?

Anonymous said...

Hi Kez
the card has become quite magical. What a beautiful card. Love Hugs Tanja

Paula said...

THAT is sooo cool Kez. You have given me just the inspiration I needed for a project - thanks!!

Lynda said...

Hubby's are soooooo good at giving their artistic/creative opinion AFTER the card has been you are not alone love!!! That aside...this card ROCKS the universe adn looks sooooooooooo cool. DP makes it all come alive. Given that my DH proposed to me in a hot air balloon....ahhhh the memories. LOVE THIS. ooxx

Shandell said...

This is a great idea for a masculine card!

Barb said...

Clever, like it better then those silly little cups.

Kathryn Brennan said...

That is a beaut card. Love the papers you used.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

More amazing inspiration! I have missed popping by!
School HOlidays = "more time for stamping"????? NA-AH!
Sch Hols = "too many distractions".
Hugs xxaxx