Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Sky Scene at the Crafter's Cafe

This week at The Crafter's Cafe we're challenging you to Create a Sky Scene. One of our great sponsors is Rick St. Dennis, and I used his amazing "Aerocruiser for Lady B" digi stamp to create this tunnel card inspired by the tutorial by Shelly Hickox using Karen Burniston’s Pop it Ups Accordion dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I used a blue, double-sided cardstock that is frosted white on one side (Core'Dinations) for the base and the die-cut clouds (IO). Inspired by the Steampunk quality of the image, I used stamps from Forever in Time's "Old Fashioned" set. I used gold, silver, or glittery white embossing powders, and inked the backgrounds with Sky Blue ink (Inkadinkado). I fussy-cut all the images, using my finger knife to cut the interior sections.

The hot air balloon is a wooden embellishment. I added some gear die-cuts to decorate the balloon, and glued a white cloud onto it. I used Broken China distress ink to stamp the sentiment (HOTP).

I colored Lady B and her Aerocruiser with Copic markers and gel & glitter pens. Her lap blanket is covered with Flowersoft; I didn't have yellow, so I died some Polar White Flowersoft with liquid Sunshine Yellow ink (TH/Ranger).

For the background, I used more of the white/blue cardstock, debossed it with a cloud-patterned folder (Darice), and sanded it to bring out the blue.

Craft and Smash: Clouds
Crafty Friends Challenge: Something beginning with B (Balloons, Blue)
Just Us Girls: Balloons
Rick St. Dennis Digi Fans & Friends: Anything RSD goes
That Craft Place: Steampunk

Thank you for visiting & hope you'll join us at The Crafter's Cafe,


  1. Wow! what a creation! I think your card could fly-it's just that good! Love the spectacular balloon images! A real beauty!

    Thanks for joining in the challenge this week at Just Us Girls!

  2. Che simpatica questa struttura... molto carina! Bravissima
    Grazie per aver partecipato al challenge di Craft and Smash!

  3. this is just so cool! I love that card design! since I'm not on FB any longer, I don't know what the RSD challenge is like there, but I do know there is a progressive challenge running you should enter this into. it would enable you to get a free image for next month to play with. he has such wonderful artwork!

    hope you are having a great weekend so far! :)

  4. Oh my, what a fabulous SP creation!!
    Love it!

    Thank you so much for joining us at That Craft Place and good luck!

  5. Fabulous project. Love the 3D effect. Thanks for joining us over at That Craft Place, Nicola X

  6. Wow! That's an awesome card. Great sky scene!

  7. Wow! What a fun card! Thank you for joining us at Craft and smash challenge!

  8. thanks so much for sharing on craft and smash

  9. Thanks for play with us at Craft and Smash challenge!


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