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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Up Up and Away!

Hello!  Welcome to my blog!
Today I'm showing you a fun card I made with stamps from
I used 4 different stamps from the Balloons/Holders category.

I stamped "Flying Girl Holder" (#21701) onto water color paper and colored her with water color crayons.
I stamped "Oval Balloon" (#5201) and "Heart Balloon (#5204) onto a variety of scraps.
I fussy cut all the pieces.
The background and hills were pieced onto a white card stock base.

I then added all the cut pieces and stamped the
"Up, Up and Away!" (#11802) sentiment onto the card.

I loved the card, just needed to add the strings to the balloon.
Well, let me tell you, card making is not an exact science and at times we just need to go with the flow and remember what I always say
"There are no mistakes, just chances to be more creative."

Well, this was one of those times!
I didn't think about the 'hills' being cut out of vellum when I stamped the sentiment.
VersaFine Ink does not dry on vellum, so when I went to tie the strings onto the balloons the black ink smeared all over the card.

Luckily most of it cleaned off with a baby wipe.
I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock, fussy cut it and
adherred it to the card. 

Honestly, I like it better before, but as they say, it is what it is.
I still like the card, just not as much as I did before my chance to be more creative.

Thanks for stopping by today. 
Leave a comment if you wish and come back soon.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


Roxie said...

Cute card Kristie, I saw it on the QKR blog, nice paper piecing and card size!

Beate said...

Adorable card!
Hugs and smiles

Lisadwb said...

Nice card!! The balloons are cute.
More often than not I ruin my card when I add "just one more thing."