Saturday, 30 March 2013

Up, Up & Away

Today's card uses a lovely colour combination of coffees, mauves and creams.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Balloon (unkown make), Globe by Do-Crafts
Colouring Mediums: Memento Ink Pad Rich Cocoa, Promarker Pens
Paper & Card: Stardream, K & Company, Kanban Lavender Rose Collection
Tools: Spellbinders, Grand Calibur, Embossalicious Regency Damask Folder, Martha Stewart Border Punch
Embellishments: Double Satin Ribbon, Lace, Bakers Twine, Hand-made Pearl & Crystal Hat Pins, metal charm, mulberry flowers

My Hot Air Balloon stamp was an Ebay find and I stamped it onto an offcut of Kanban script cardstock.  Then to get the embossed cushion effect that you find on a hot air balloon, I first debossed the outline of each section on the right side of the image with a fine ball tool.  Then I turned the image over, and went back over those lines with the ball tool to push the fibres back out again, then I used a larger ball tool to create the cushioned effect.  I was very pleased with the result.
The card blank was cut from a cappuccino stardream cardstock and I embossed the whole card with my new Regency Damask Embossalicious 8" embossing folder.  These folders are my new toys and I love them.






I created the ruffle ribbon trim by sticking a line of 6mm Super Sticky tape down the edge of my mat. I then stuck down a layer of 10mm double satin ribbon, taking care to create a ruffle effect.  This was finished with some tiny rose mulberry flowers.

The Globe Stamp is from their Chronology Range and is one of the best magazine freebies that I've ever had as it came with my copy of Do-Crafts Creativity magazine.

You can see a couple of my own hand made pearl and crystal decorative hat pins peeking out from behind the tags. 
Other finishing touches include using a Martha Stewart punch on the edge of the main tag, lace, ribbon, bakers twine and a sweet little brass clock face charm (another Ebay find).
This card was shortlisted in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Swirls & Pearls
Die Cutting Divas - Embossing with Ribbon

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34 comments:

  1. This looks amazing. Brilliant design, colours and details.
    Heike xx

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  2. Gorgeous card, love the colours.

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  3. Totally gorgeous,time spent on balloon was defo worth it x

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  4. fabulous piece of work - great vintage card

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  5. Gorgeous! So much detail in your beautiful card. The hot air balloon looks marvelous! TFS at DCD.

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  6. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the soft colours, gorgeous detailing and the detail on the balloon looks wonderful
    Sue xx

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  7. Wow, this is gorgeous, love it all, especially the balloon and the ribbon with the flowers

    Thanks for joining in the lejdesigns Challenge
    Janet

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  8. Gosh this is a work of art!!! Fabulous

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  9. This is beautiful and thanks for joining in with my challenge over at Allsorts this week
    x catherine

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  10. Gorgeous card, fabulous detail and colours

    Happy Easter
    Lorna xx

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  11. hi dips ... what an amazing card ... love the colour combination ... just hopping by ... hope you have a super easter weekend happy crafting and love sandy xx

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  12. Wow, such a lot of gorgeous detail, wonderful card, love the subtle colour combination too

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  13. brilliant card loe all the details and images -thanks for joining us at LEJ Designs-enjoy your weekend
    Carol DT x

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  14. gorgeous card loving the design x

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  15. This is so gorgeous! The ribbon, the lace, the roses, the soft color palette... so very rich and romantic. Love it! :) Thank you for joining us in "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog this week! xxo

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  16. Thank you for entering our retro/vintage theme over on the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog.
    Oh WOW WOW WOW this is absolutely gorgeous. All the details and embellishments look amazing! Love that balloon as it really does look like its full of air. I adore this and will be looking at it for a long while.
    I hope you will play along with us again.
    Hugs Lisa xxxxx LEJ DT

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  17. Another brilliant creation, love that balloon

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  18. What a super card Dips, your design details are perfect!
    Thanks for playing with the Diva's this week and good luck
    Hugs Laurie xx

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  19. Wow beautiful card lilacs and purples are THE colour this week

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  20. What a fabulous card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  21. What a wonderful creation and that Balloon looks so real, wow..
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

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  22. Beautifully made, stunning creation. I love all the textures and colours.
    Happy Easter!

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  23. Fab creation, thanks for joining Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  24. This is fab, love the ruffled ribbon and the tag.

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  25. Wowzers! I have blog candy if you're interested. I'm giving away a $25 Etsy Gift Certificate.

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  26. stunning card lovely detail thanks for sharing with us at 2 sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

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  27. very pretty. Thanks for joining us this week at DCD.

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  28. A Lovely card for my transport challenge - lovely work with that stamp, the balloon looks brilliant. A great card to open with us at an OBAG, Jx

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  29. A really lovely card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

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  30. Fabulous card, just amazing!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
    Debxx

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  31. Hi Dips,
    This looks gorgeous. All the elements of this come together so beautifully & love your hot air balloon. It's wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Divas By Design this week.
    Hugs,
    Andie xx

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  32. This card absolutely fantastic!! All details just amazing and perfect match each other. Gorgeous colours combination.
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  33. Wow what a beauty,thanks for joining CCT this week!
    Hugs Heidy

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