Monday, September 06, 2010

up, up and away... my beautiful, my beautiful balloooooooon.

I needed a quick card for a male birthday (yes it's today and I had forgotten)
I decided to make this as the person it is for has indeed been on a balloon ride, and anyway who doesn't like the idea of hot-air balloons?

I made the background using my article in craft stamper magazine, but using tumbled glass, stormy sky and chipped sapphire inks, then over stamping Great grandfathers letter (0504-Q ) from the frantic stamper in stormy sky. I then stamped the Med balloon(116-03-1) also from the frantic stamper over the top with black ink and again onto patterned paper which I cut out and mounted on 3D foam

I am entering this for Papertake Weekly's "just the one challenge" as I have only used blue
and secret crafter's Clean and simple challenge


  1. HI thee Joanne, this is perfect, this technique is so classy and in these colours great for a guy, love it:D xx

  2. Love the simplicity of this card Joanne. You always create some beautiful pieces.

    Thanks for stopping by today and saying hi


  3. Its great to see your technique again, but used differently. I love this card as well mainly for its great clean lines, which personally have great difficulty in going to try it this week and see if can produce something half decent.
    Have a great week Joanne, Annette x

  4. Very good idea to use the backgrounds with other images. I had wondered if it might work but can see for myself it looks great
    :0)It is going to be my reach for quick card technique.

  5. Stunning! Simple but gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at Papertake Weekly :)

  6. nice,clean and simple design.

  7. Oh so elegant, perfect male card...

    Thanks for joining SCSC Clean and simple theme this week and good luck

  8. Hi Joanne - this is a fabulous "male" card (I always struggle with ideas for those), and I love the clean and simple design combined with the beautiful shades of blue.
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  9. Spectacular card! Love your design - so striking!


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