Sunday, June 3, 2012

Hot Air Happiness

Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog     Challenge 12 2012-Up Up and Away (or the Sky's the Limit

Good Sunday afternoon everyone--we've got sunny weather here and big puffy clouds in the sky, just right for ballooning.
Cazzy and the team at Quirky Crafts asked me to be their guest for Challenge 12 and I couldn't turn it down. First because of the honor of being invited and second I love the Sponsor they've got this time around. The Cutting Cafe. Be sure to click on the link and check out all the great products they have. I especially like all the files they carry for shaped cards, but that's just the tip of the ice berg. 
They generously provided the Design Team and me with some files so that we could create some wonderful projects to whet your creative appetites.
I chose to use the hot air balloons and this wonderful sentiment to go along with them. To me these just screamed for a gate fold card and the stars and stripes called for red, white, and blue.
I didn't want to leave the background just blank so I stamped a flourish with VersaMark ink. I embossed the polka dot paper with a star Cuttlebug folder and sanded them off to make them pop. I then colored the clouds and balloons with Copic Markers and finally used some gold Smooch in the cute little bottle that looks like nail polish. I had hesitated to buy any of that because I thought the applicator was like a brush, but it's a firm applicator with a very nice pointy tip just right for detailed applications.
That's pretty much it, once you get all the coloring and cutting done just assemble and you've got a really nice encouragement card.
This is a great challenge and one I like to play in because it runs for 12 days. With everyone's busy schedules you still have time to mull over your what you want to create and then come over and enter the fun and guess what there are prizes also.
Click on the link above and give it a go--

Happy Creating--
Beverly G ♥

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