Thursday, June 10, 2010

High Flyin' Fun

Hi everyone! I sure had fun creating today's card!


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I used the hot air balloon that is just one of eight images in the set Up, Up And Away by Michelle Bertuzzi. I cut the basket and balloon apart so I could add some cording for the ropes and pop them up on the card for dimension.

The image was printed on some white shimmer card stock and colored with Copic markers. I printed the sentiment out on my computer and then cut some cloud shapes out. The clouds were outlined with a Quickie glue pen and then dusted with glitter.

It was very quick, but I think it has just the right amount of sparkle and texture to make it a fun birthday card. I'm entering this card in the For Fun Challenge where they are challenging you to make a birthday card!

Speaking of challenges, you really should go make a card for the Squigglefly challenge. Not many people have entered it so you have a good chance of winning the prize! It's an easy one this week too; just make a card that has food or drink on it. You have to use a Squigglefly image to be eligible for the prize though.

Well I hope you have a fantastic day, and thanks for looking!

15 comments:

Chesney said...

This one may be one of my favorites from you. It looks really pro.

Catherine said...

What a sweet card Holly ! Love the sentiment too ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Becky said...

Great card this morning wonderful colors. Love the clouds.

MANDEE said...

Cute!!! love it :)

bumblebee creations said...

Hi Holly! what a fun card!!! This is one of the new sets just got too!

I think I really should go make a card for the SF challenge--I just know I have an image from SF I could use for it--so off to get Emily's nails painted-and make a quick lunch--then Hope to get some more crafty time!

Marlene said...

What a fun card! Love it!!! Would love to take a ride in a hot air balloon!

Helen Dooley said...

Fun card Holly, glad you decided to share it with us at For Fun this week.

CraftinGranny said...

Cute card Holly! Like the way you've cutout the balloon so it looks like it's moving.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at For Fun challenges this week. Hope to see you back next week.
"Hugs" Carol

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh i'll be up, up & away soon, but in nothing near as pretty as this balloon. and i wish i had those gorgeous flowers in yesterdays post! wow!

have a super duper wkend!

hugs :)

Mary Ski said...

I love hot air balloons. I love the way you used one on this card. Thanks for sharing it with us at For Fun Challenges.

Maria Matter said...

oh this is fun! clever design Holly!
hugs & blessings!

Kim said...

this is too cute! I haven't had time to use this image yet!

Heather the MooseLover said...

Love the 3D hot air balloon- what a cool way to make the image 3D

Jaspere said...

This is adorable.

msfreida said...

WOW...THIS IS SOOO AWESOME! Love how the shimmer paper and copics add just the perfect sparkle to this fabulous image! You ROCKED this one with all the 3-D going on...the clouds are fantastic! :) LOVE IT!

Hugs~