Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Up and Away

Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a couple of challenges at SCS - CAS241 - Alumni Love - honoring Emily (stampingout) ... and SCS Color (447 - Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip).  I CASED this sweet card by Emily, using the same layout but changing the bee to a hot air balloon.  I added a couple of clouds for fun. :)

This was a simple card to make.  The balloon is paper pieced and the die-cut clouds were sponged around the edges.  Simple sentiment to finish.

Here's a close-up:

I added a little Crystal Effects to the heart on the balloon for some shine ... and I used the thin tip of my Stampin' Write marker to add cross-hatching to the balloon's basket.

Stamps:  Fly Away with Me (C.C. Designs)
Paper:  White, Snap Color Vibe (Simple Stories); Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip (SU!)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Bermuda Bay (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Puffy Cloud Dies (Memory Box), Crystal Effects, glue, adhesives, and dimensionals


  1. Hi Loll. What a magnificent CAS card! I love the sponging around your clouds - it really makes them stand out. Fantastic layout too!

  2. So bright and cheerful. LOVE your paper pieced balloon and sweet little heart. I love how you added the sponged clouds too. TFS Loll

  3. So bright and cheerful. LOVE your paper pieced balloon and sweet little heart. I love how you added the sponged clouds too. TFS Loll

  4. I'm loving all the polka-dots and how you sponged your clouds! Such a fun and cheery card!

  5. oooo, your sponged clouds are dreamy, Loll! Love this gorgeous scene you have created! xx

  6. Morning Loll-What a fabby and fun card :)
    Love these colours together-and that is a great layout!
    Have a great day,,Nessa xx

  7. Fab card Loll. Great design and your eye to detail is great.

    Karen x

  8. Gorgeous card, Loll! The sponging on the clouds gives them that extra oomph, and the paper-pieced balloon is fab.

  9. Gorgeous CAS Loll love the paper pieced balloon. The clouds are brilliant with the added dusting of ink
    Hugs Mau xx

  10. Lovely CAS card Loll. like your paper piecing and your sponged clouds..


  11. Love the dimension the spongeing on the clouds adds, Loll ... such a cute paper pieced balloon! Anita :)

  12. Such a cheery & colorful card with this airy balloon. As always, love your paper piecing. Great sponging effect on the fluffy clouds too. TFS & Hugs

  13. A fabulous card Loll. The red and teal are so lovely. The inking on the clouds is a perfect touch.

  14. Absolutely adorable, oh please come take me away in your lovely balloon!!
    Great card Loll,
    Take care,
    Yes I am still here, darn insurance companies, one of these days I will get where I am supposed to be going!! But until then, just keep on being entertained by your wonderful work!!
    God Bless!

  15. As always a beautifully crafted work of art, I particularly like the spotty paper works beautifully.


  16. Red, white and blue is so crisp and lively and add polka dots and it's perfection!

  17. Love this card and the beautiful use of colors :)


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