Tuesday 31 July 2012

Need a lift?

My cousin had some routine surgery yesterday and will be off work for a few weeks to recover so I thought I'd send her a card.  I never think "get well" is the right sentiment for these sorts of situations as the person isn't exactly "ill".  So I decided to pull out the balloon image from the new(ish) Waltzingmouse Heroines set as the sentiment to go with it is more uplifting ;-) 

As I was using a WM set, I decided to use this week's sketch challenge as my inspiration for the design - I didn't make it quite the same as my card needed to be portrait as the tag was too big to fit landscape.  Hope it still counts.  http://waltzingmousesketchchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/challenge-108july-28-2012.html

I stamped the balloon onto a tag, then stamped the balloon and basket elements again onto DP and paper pieced them.  I stamped a kaiserkraft background grid stamp over the kraft card on the basket to make it look woven and then pieced the sandbags out of darker brown card.  I edged the join in the balloon with a thick layer of glitter glue - it reminded me of the Montgolfier Brothers balloon with its gold brocade.  I created a background with blue card using a cloud embossing folder and secured it before adding strips of decorative cloud washi tape (my favourite roll)  I stamped the sentiment onto the same DP as I used for the top of the balloon and gave it the ribbon end treatment.  I finished with some die cut glitter clouds and some teeny-tiny heart buttons.   My hubby thinks I went a bit OTT with the clouds but I liked them and I'm pretty pleased with the outcome :-)


  1. Just perfect Tara! And the clouds are totally fine. Di xx

  2. Tara this is brilliant! I like the 'uplifting' theme and your strips of cloudy washi tape topped with hearts and glittery clouds are a great background for the balloon. Vicky x

    Your cards are amazing - love the flip flops in the previous post and the tree in the one before that too!

  3. Love that hot air balloon! M x

  4. The hot air balloon just makes me smile! Glittered clouds....another smile! Your cousi. Will love it!

  5. I love the clouds!! beautiful glittery clouds!! and I love the washi tape too, it looks perfect with the balloon! this is a gorgeous card, sure to lift your cousin's spirits!! thank you so much for playing along with us at Waltzingmouse Stamps!

  6. What a truly beautiful card! I am sure your cousin will love it! Love how you used the washi tape and the balloon image! I just got this set in the mail this week and can't wait to play with it!

  7. Such a stunning card. Hope it makes her feel a lot better.

  8. What a perfect pick me up card. Love the balloon and that sweet washi tape that I still haven't figured out how to use effectively! You make it shine here, and I really love all the glitter accents! Sure to bring a smile!

  9. Beautiful dreamy clouds, all shiny and glittery...oh so pretty! Sure to make your cuzz feel better!

  10. Lovely job with the balloon and the colours are perfect I am sure this will b very well received!!

  11. Loving all the shimmer Tara! Don't you just love that stamp set?! Thanks for sharing this with us at WMSC! :)

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