Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Hi Bloggers
Here is a card I made using one of my favourite set of stamps Up, Up & Away by Verve. I made a masculine card for the Designed 2 Delight blog and also for Magic in the air with cupcakes blog.
I have followed the sketch from Card Patterns #118 and I am also submitting it for anything goes over at Birthday Sundaes.
The card sort of didn't turn out the way I wanted - I had an idea that I could make the hills and clouds more 3D and rounded by using a broad embossing tool on the back of them and giving them a bit of a lift but alas it didn't quite work! To try and emphasise the roundness of the hills I used silicone sealant instead of foam tape - takes a long time to dry (overnight) but it allows the hills to maintain their roundness - can't quite see in the photo but trust me the hills feel round when you see it in real life!

here is a close up of the balloon which I have fussy cut and applied liquid pearls.

I have fussy cut a few of the swirls and have lifted them up slightly and also applied liquid pearls to the trees.

materials: Kaiser 'Lone Ranger' papers; Blue cardstock; Stazon timber brown ink; Verve 'Up Up & Away' stamps; Grant Archival 'small birthday set' stamps, Spellbinders Labels 4 dies; MFT notebook edge die; broad tip embossing tool; Helmar clear silicone adhesive sealant; Ranger white opal liquid pearls.
Thanks for looking and have a great week.


Kiki said...

Hello!!! I love these color you make a beautiful card!!!

Sandy said...

You did a great job with this masucline card. I like how you did the trees. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air

~amy~ said...

such a wonderful card...love the hot air balloons and all of your details! Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns!

Cindy Vernon said...

Great job on this card. I really like the pearls. Thanks so much for playing along at Birthday Sundaes.

Kristie said...

Great job with your card! I like all the fussy cutting you did. The swirls popping out from the trees are a nice touch! Thanks for playing along with my Birthday Sundaes Challenge!

Kristii said...

What a fabulous card!!! Love the hot air balloons and the trees are fantastic!

Stampin Lucy said...

Wow, lots of great details to this card. Love the pattern paper you choose also. Thanks for playing along with out Masculine Challenge at There's Magic in the Air.

Ildiko said...

Super card. Thanks playing along with Paper Cupcakes this week