Thursday, April 19, 2012

CCMC 198

Good morning everyone! It's a great day for another challenge with the Create with Connie and Mary team! Check out this super fun sketch!

So many fun possibilities with this one! I wanted to do something fun and bright and cheery so here is what I came up with!

My card base is Whisper White. I adhered a piece of designer paper from the Summer Smooches pack and then rounded the bottom corners. I ran a strip of Real Red through the Big Shot with the Tasteful Trim die and adhered it to the card. I stamped the clouds from the Up, Up and Away set in Island Indigo onto the card and the balloon in Real Red, the basket in Island Indigo and the tail in Daffodil Delight onto scrap paper and cut them out. I ran a piece of Island Indigo through the Big Shot with the Labels framelit and a piece of Daffodil Delight with the Lots of Tags sizzlet. I glued the Label framelit to the card. I stamped the greeting onto a piece of Whisper White with Island Indigo and punched it out with the extra large oval punch and glued it to the Daffodil tag. This is popped up onto the label. The balloon is attached to the oval and tag. As a finishing touch I punched out a flower from Daffodil Delight with the itty bitty punch pack and added a rhinestone.

Make sure that you visit Create and Connie and Mary to see what the other very talented designers did with this sketch! I hope to see your creation linked up sometime this week! I always look forward to see your interpretations!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Up, Up and Away; paper- Whisper White, Real Red, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Summer Smooches designer paper; Ink- Island Indigo, Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Accessories- Tasteful Trim die, itty bitty shapes punch pack, Labels framelits, Lots of Tags sizzles, corner rounder, rhinestone, extra large oval punch, dimensionals


  1. So cute with the hot air balloon as the focus! I almost used that set, too! I like how that Lots of Tags die fits in the Label Framelit! Great job with the sketch!

  2. Darling card, Deb! The balloons are so bright and happy--the perfect match to this fun dsp. Love your clouds in the background and the sweet little flower. I agree with Connie, the tag looks amazing inside the label frame....genius!

  3. Love how you used the hot air balloon for the additional element, along with the clouds in the background - such a creative twist! Love the colors as well and the layering of the framelit diecuts is fantastic!

  4. The illusion of the hot air balloon floating through the sky is exceptionally perfect!

  5. This is so cute and I love the hot air balloon!! I would have never thought to use that for the focal point. Love it!