Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Up, up, and away!




Lately I have been so drawn to images of things that fly, so it's little wonder that they're showing up in my cards! I created this first card for this week's sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I really love this sketch; my wheels started turning immediately with different ideas for how to use it. I just loved the image of this whimsical birdie bringing a bunch of balloons. The fun, vibrant paper is from We R Memory Keepers. The birdie and label shape are cut with the Cricut Home Decor cartridge at 2" and 1 1/2" respectively, and the balloons were cut with the George cartridge at 1" and 1 1/4". The scallop edge was done with the Fiskars Threading Water punch. The stamp is from Imaginisce, and the balloon string waxy flax.



This second card showcases the first in a series of vintage hot air balloons I'm designing to cut with Sure Cuts a Lot. I saw some vintage hot air balloon stamps used on someone's blog and they totally inspired me, so I spent some time searching google images looking at all the fun vintage hot air balloon shapes. So keep an eye out, because I'll have the collection listed in my Etsy shop within the next week or so. Inside the card it says "I really needed the lift!" I like this particular card because it's fun and totally appropriate for a man or woman (can never have too many of them, am I right?).

12 comments:

Anja (scrappie) said...

Beautiful great details love your take on this weeks sketch. TFP.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Both cards are so darling!! TFP!

Norine said...

love them both very v\bright & fun
Hugs
Norine

Laura Davis said...

Really great work my friend! Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!
Laura

Cindy said...

Wow...great cards!! Love them all!

wendyp said...

they're both fabulous!!!

susieclayton said...

What a fun, simple and striking card!

Rach H said...

Love the balloon cards! Wonderful!!!

I really love the first one and how you tied the twine to each balloon!

Heather said...

I would never have thought of that - but now that you describe it - I can almost see the balloons in the sketch. Clever!

cheryln said...

perfection!!

Tina said...

Wow! Fab details & colors. :)

Tonya said...

I LOVE these two cards! Very fun and great colors. I can't wait to see your vintage hot air balloon cuts! I'll keep my eye out for it. THanks for sharing your creativity!