Friday, March 12, 2010

Laura's Sketch #47

Hey there! Here's a card I created using Laura's Sketch at "2 Sketches 4 You" and the stamp set "Look Up!" from Practicing Creativity! I received this set in the mail a few day ago and was so excited to finally have a chance to get it inky!! Although, I have to admit---I'm hooked now and totally plan to create some more with this set as soon as I have a chance!

Today is the perfect day for this card! The sun is shining and the sky is an amazing shade of blue here in the mountains of Colorado! Speaking of skies. I created the sky on this card using the funky shape that's included in the "Look Up!" set. I inked one of the scalloped ends of the shape and masked off the rest. Then, I stamped the inky end randomly throughout the circle and the circle frame. This created some "cloud tops." Then, I took a sponge and dabbed the ink all around to fill in the remainder of the sky. I LOVE how it turned out!!! Here's a close-up:

I popped the circle frame and the balloon up with Pop Dots, so that the balloon would look like it was floating!

I love how the sentiments in this set can be curved!! That's how I fit the sentiment onto the strip at the top of the balloon! It was really simple!!

Well, I hope this card makes you smile, and I hope you're having a FANTASTIC FRIDAY!!!! I'm off to bake a birthday cake for my sweet friend, Rosemarie!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamped Images & Sentiment - "Look Up!" (Practicing Creativity)
Ink - "Onyx Black VersaFine" (Tsukineko), "Sky Blue" (Color Box)
Cardstock - "Kraft" (Papertrey Ink), "Rio DeJaneiro" (Bazzill Basics), "White" (The Paper Company), "Magenta" and "Dark Brown" (scraps from my scrap box)
Patterned Paper (American Crafts)
Circle Template (Staedtler)
Cutter Bee Craft Knife
Pop Dots (All Night Media)
Adhesive Tape Runner (Therm-o-web)

Finished Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"


Paulina said...

Lisa, this card is flippin' amazing! Love the polka dot balloon!

Kathy Martin said...

Fun and colorful! Love that hot air balloon! Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y! :)

Laura Davis said...

What a fun card!
Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

Courtney Baker said...

Woo hoo totally love this! You did a fantastic job with it!

cnelson said...

Fabulous!! Love, love, LOVE this!!

Daniela F. said...

Awesome card, Lisa!! Love the hot air balloon stamped on patterned paper and your take on the sky background is just WOW!

Linda Beeson said...

Your card turned out so cute! What a great use of that sketch.

Lea L. said...

Totally loving the hot air balloon! fabulous card! Great job with Laura's sketch!


Michele Gross said...

I am sooo loving this! Don't you just want to ride in that balloon?? Awesome :)