Sunday 4 August 2013

CASEd hot air balloon card

Today's card was inspired by the new challenge over at the Clearly iStamp blog, namely to lift/case a card from the person before you, i.e. the person who commented before you saying s/he would play along. So I had a look at AJ's blog and found a card that enabled me to use my new hot air balloon stamp set by Dear Lizzy AND play along with Tuesday Morning Sketches again, which was long overdue. So here's my card:

I tried to incorporate the hot air balloon and the clouds, as well as the green and blue of AJ's card below, which was the one that I lifted/cased. I also threw in some hearts for good measure lol.

I first inked up my balloon with Hero Arts Pool ink and then applied some Tide Pool on the edges and Cup O' Joe on the basket before stamping on Neenah solar white cardstock. I used a stamp positioner to stamp a second time for a more solid image. I then masked the balloon and stamped the clouds from the same stamp set in Soft Pool. I matted the image piece on another piece of Neenah after rubbing the edges with the same Pool ink and rounding the corners of both pieces with my corner chomper. The patterned paper is from the Bubblegum Hills 6 1/2" paper pad collection by Kaisercraft. I finished the card off with a few rhinestones and hearts from my stash.

Both our cards are based on the following TMS sketch, which is an oldie (#161) revisited.

Since my main image already includes a prominent sentiment, I did not add a sentiment as a separate element.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
Clearly iStamps - 4 Lift the person before you
TMS - Sketch 209/161 revisited


  1. It's cool that the card you CASEd also used the TMS sketch! I love that the balloon has the sentiment right in the image!! Beautiful card!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

  2. I love your card! It is so pretty and colorful! Great job "lifting!" Thanks for playing in our Challenge! Debbie McNamee CiSCDT

  3. OH I love that scallop paper on the bottom. So perfect for a hot air balloon card! That is also a great stamp with the saying in the balloon. Great job with the lift. Love it!!

    Thanks for playing in Clearly iStamp Challenge #4 - Lift the Person Before You. Hope you come back and see what the person lifting you did.
    Kathy D.
    Clearly Digi Stamps DT / Clearly iStamp Blog Challenge Coordinator

  4. Very cute!! I love your paper and those little hearts are the perfect finishing touch AND tie in with the heart on the original card. I so need to get a hot air balloon stamp, they are so fabulous. Great job "lifting" and thanks for playing in the Clearly iStamp Challenge.

  5. Your card is wonderful! I like the paper you used!

  6. Oh wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  7. Love how you lifted the theme and layout of AJ's card! I especially love scalloped background and the rounded corners! LOVE it! So glad you decided to play with us at Clearly iStamp!

  8. Very Nice Creation - thank you for joining us at Clearly I stamp - nice lifting - Gail DT

  9. Your card is beautiful. Love your take on my card. :)

  10. Oh this is fabulous

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.


  11. Your card is so cute! That's a great hot air balloon and I really like the rhinestones and heart! Thank you so much for joining us at Clearly iStamp! Hugs-Katy DT :)

  12. Very cute lift. Love the balloon. Thanks for playing along with Clearly iStamps Challenge! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  13. Hi Marianne - Lovely card you have created. I was the one lifting your card. If you would like to see what I did, you can check it out at:

  14. Congratulations!! Check out Clearly iStamp Blog!!