Sunday, October 11, 2015

it's your {day}

Happy Sunday to ya!  

I haven't had a lot of time to make cards in the last week or so, but I did manage to put one together in time to mail off to one of my sweet nieces.  I used the current sketch over at Mojo Monday --I think it's a really fun one with so many possibilities!  Anyway, here's what I came up with for her: 
I'm not crazy about the balloon strings, but I opted to go with the softer embroidery floss rather than the tougher twine that may have been curled/shaped a bit.  I did that mostly because my twine wasn't the color I wanted, but a little because I was afraid the twine might get all funky during the several days it would spend being crushed by the mail service.

If you didn't know, I'm a big huge fan of dies.  That said, I didn't have a single balloon die to be found so I had to get creative and turn a tag die upside down for a makeshift "balloon."  While I would have preferred smaller balloons, I was just happy that it worked out.  Not wanting a plain balloon in front, I also found an old embossing folder {one that came in a set of four once upon a time way back when they were the new kids on the block} that somewhat looked like one of the larger flowers {or is it a fancied-up ladybug??} in the patterned paper --it was the perfect size for embossing the balloon, so I happily went with it.  Then it still seemed a bit boring, so I added clear WOS all over it, filled up the petals with Liquid Glass, and popped a pink half pearl into the flower's center.  All better now ;) ...only I wasn't able to capture any of the WOS in this photo {sorry --the clouds were starting to roll in}.  The WOS is also covering the pink balloon and the pink ribbon/bow on the cute little package.  Oh, and I also added it on all of the edges of the pink cardstock so there are touches of sparkly shimmer everywhere you look.  I thought my niece would like that. 

Well, the weekend's almost over around here.  I hope that wherever you are and whatever you did over the course of yours it was enjoyable. 

Thanks for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!
Supplies shown some lovin':

it's your {day}

Cardstock:  Cherub (ret.), Summer Cloud Blue (ret.) {CTMH}  
Patterned Paper:  Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" 6x6 collection {My Mind's Eye} 
Stamps:  Think Big Favorites #2 {Papertrey Ink}
Ink:  none
Other:  Cuttlebug, unknown name small encircled flower embossing folder {ProvoCraft}; Tremendous Tags die, Make a Wish die collection {Papertrey Ink}; Versamark {Tsukineko}; Detail White Opaque embossing powder {Stampendous}; white organdy ribbon, heat tool, Liquid Glass {CTMH}; clear Wink of Stella brush glitter {Zig}; pink Opaline designer half pearls {BasicGrey}; embroidery floss {DMC}; foam dimensional adhesive   


Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, this is beautiful! Love those fun balloons. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Mimi said...

This card caught my eye... so sweet!

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Jeanne said...

Such a pretty card, Christi! I'm sure your niece is going to be beyond thrilled to receive this card. You've done an amazing job with the super creative balloons. I wonder if you maybe added a bit of liquid glue to the floss, you might be able to manipulate it to the shape you would prefer...or do you have any Waxy Flax from old Close To My Heart days? Just thinking out loud, there. Anyway, not that I think your balloon strings look bad, just thought of that cuz you mentioned it. The entire card looks fabulous to me. Hope you have a wonderful week! Hugs!

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. Found your blog through Darnell's (djkardkreations) New Friends Corner

Diane said...

Wonderful soft pastel colors and lovely design Christi.

Hugs Diane