Flying By to Say Hi – Hot Air Balloon

Happy Tuesday, all! I’m super glad to be posting today!  That dang mojo of mine has been playing hide and seek with me these last few weeks.  Between the misplaced mojo and life in general getting in the way a little, I haven’t had a chance to work on a whole card from start to finish in one sitting for weeks. I did however get 10 mins here and there, most of the time generating only pretty trash, but finally this weekend I was able to put some finishing touches on a few works in progress. So without further adieu, here’s what I’d like to show you:

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I know, doesn’t look like it took 3 weeks to put together, right? Ah, but I tell the truth!  The card base was solid white which I then inked with Memento Summer Sky ink using a torn piece of paper to simulate clouds. I then stamped the large balloon in Memento Tuxedo Black and the smaller balloons in Memento London Fog… both stamps are from the Hot Air set by Local King Rubber Stamps.  I stamped the large balloon again on Copic paper and colored that image in with my Promarkers. I fussy cut out the main balloon shape and the basket, glued the basket directly onto the card base, and popped the balloon part up on foam tape for dimension. This also kept the coloring from bleeding through to the inside.

The sentiment is from the Flying By set from Lawn Fawn.  The inside has just a hint of clouds and I left the rest blank to have room for a long note to the recipient. 🙂  The colors were too light for the camera to even pick up so I’m not even bothering to post a pic of the inside.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

***Edited 3/28 – I was picked as the Chic of the Week @ Jugs for this card!!! Yay!***

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10 comments on “Flying By to Say Hi – Hot Air Balloon

  1. Love this CAS card!! I love your sponged sky and that hot air balloon is cute! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox


  2. Karen, I have had weeks like that where you can’t get anything that you have started finished! However, the finished card is wonderful! Love your sky background you created and your balloon! Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls this week!


  3. This is a really nice CAS card! I love the shadows of the hot air balloons in the background. That was so clever! Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. 🙂


  4. Great balloon!! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.


  5. Love your soft cloudy background ! Very pretty card. Thanks for playing along with us at Use Your Stuff !


  6. Great CAS card, I love hot air balloons!
    Thanks for playing at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx


  7. Your inking to create the clouds is amazing! Thanks so much for participating at Use Your Stuff this week!


  8. gorgeous card and great uses of ink for this! Thanks for joining our ink challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
    Tammy DT


  9. High flying CAS! Brilliant.

    Thanks for joining us at The Crafting Cafe this month, and good luck!



  10. A lovely CAS card. Thank you for joining us at The Crafting Cafe challenge. Good Luck!


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