Monday, June 4, 2012

Hot-air balloons

This card is for Play Date Café challenge #134 and for this month’s Hero Arts challenge (thinking of you theme). Here’s the PDCC inspiration board:

 And my card:

The hot-air balloon stamp was stamped on light kraft smooth cardstock and coloured with coloured pencils. The banner was stamped on white paper and sponged with Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet. For the flower, 6 flowers were die-cut from dictionary paper, layered and attached together with a brad. Then I misted them with Perfect Pearls and water, crumpled them up and let dry. Finally, a bit of Squeezed Lemonade was sponged on the edges. Here's a close-up:

The top dictionary layer contains the definition of the word 'wind', fitting with the hot-air balloon stamp. I enjoy adding such little details on my projects.

Thank you for looking!!


Supplies: Hero Arts stamps: Balloon Ride CG448, Calico Borders 331074, All Occasion Messages CL272; Sizzix Mini Tattered Florals Movers & Shapers, Brackets On the Edge die; Distress Ink: Spun Sugar, VictorianVelvet, Squeezed Lemon; MME patterned paper; dictionary paper; Derwent coloured pencils.


  1. You've blown me away, Anna-Karin! I just sat and stared at this for a little while. :)

    Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week.

  2. What a great card, Anna-Karin! LOVE all the movement and that yummy, texty flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  3. What a fabulous card! LOVE the papers and the coloring of the hot air balloons. FAB job! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC!


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