Thursday, January 19, 2012

Stampin' Up! Love

I'm so embarrassed; I made a card for this week's "Dies" challenge at Simply Stampin' and completely forgot to include a Stampin' Up! stamp. It's not like this requirement is hidden; I believe it's actually bolded and underlined directly above the Linky LOL! They were nice enough to leave my project in the pool for the random prize (using a Stampin' Up! stamp is a requirement for Top 3), but it's not like I don't have SU! stamps I want to use, so tried my hand at the challenge again.

I stamped this lovely balloon/sentiment from a 2002 SU! set in SU! Wild Wasabi & Memento Rich Cocoa inks. I embossed & cut out the piece with a Spellbinders die in my Big Shot (Love it!). I distressed the circle & the card base (a pre-embossed cardstock) with SU! Barely Banana ink. I stamped a balloon border with the same stamp and colored it (and the center balloon) with SU! watercolor crayons.

I finished off the card with a little ribbon furl. So glad I made this -- I'm very happy with it.


Sudha - Art Admirer said...

pretty. Love the colors too.


downrightcrafty said...

Great take on the theme and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Monica said...

So simple, bright and cheerful.

Monica xxx

kelly said...

So Glad you decided to give our challenge another go! The ruffled ribbon effect down the side is genius!
Thanks for joining us at Simply Stampin (again) this week.
Kelly xx

Alison xx said...

I'm also glad that you came back to Simply Stampin' with this card. It's fab, I love the row of balloons. Thank for joining us (again) at Simply Stampin' this week. A xx

Jolanda said...

I like what you did tith the sketch and you;ve used such pretty colors.
Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities!

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

I love the embossed lines on your card. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays. See you again soon.

Tracey Manderson said...

Wonderful Card! Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden.

anai said...

cute card :)
I also love spelbinder dies and big shot combination :)

Sylvia said...

aww.. this is soooo cute! love the idea with the balloons!!!
thanks for playing along with us at cardabilities :)
hope to see you again next time
Sylvia xx
cardabilities DT member

BrendaB said...

I love the little row of balloons! Thanks for joining us at Cardabilities.

Debbie Pamment said...

Fabulous job with the Green and Gold colour combo.
Thanx soo much for joining us in The Emerald Faerie Garden.

Mona Eidhammer said...

Fabulous celebration card. Thanks for joining us at The Emerald Faerie Garden. Hugs...Mona