Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Balloon Rides

Here's a card I started making for 3 challenges. I had a hard time at first. I was trying to make the zip strip sentiments fit on the front, but I just couldn't get them to look right. Then I took some time away from it, went to see Maleficent at the theater with a friend, then came back to it and knew exactly what it needed. The chipboard shape from the Balloon Ride complements ties in perfectly with the chipboard polka dots, the blue of the background paper, and the brown of the bronze shimmer trim.

The challenges are:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dots and Flowers
Heart 2 Heart - Up, up, and away

I love that balloon from the "hero" paper; it is so elegant! The die cut really coordinates well with it! I was looking for a flower in my stash, and I accidentally created a sunflower with paper flowers and a bronze designer brad. I liked it so much, and it fit nicely with the shimmer trim and the creme brulee in the paper, that I just decided to go ahead and use it (even though I was looking for a peony).

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Baby Pink
B&Ts: Balloon Ride
Complements: Balloon Ride
Other: On Target Dimensional Elements, Antiqued Bronze Designer Brads, Paradise Just Blooms Paper Shapes, Bronze Shimmer Trim, Scallop Border Punch


  1. What a beautiful card! The chipboard polka dots are a cool pop of color and texture. Thanks for going up, up, and away with us @ H2H!

  2. Your chipboard polka dots are so cute, Sarah! Thanks for playing along with us at H2H!

  3. Very pretty...love those "dots"...thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "Polka Dot Love" challenge!!
    Diane TSTR DT

  4. That is a beautiful card, all the elements go together so well and your sunflower is amazing. Thanks for joining us at H2H Challenges!

  5. I love that sentiment. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  6. Oooh, ah, I'm loving this one! I like that shimmer trim with the scallop! Just so pretty!