Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jumpy Balloons

So yesterday I made this card for my favorite Tuesday challenges. After I made it, I really hated it, and I thought, "There's no way I'm entering it into these challenges because I play to win, and this is not winning material." At least I try to play to win, not that I ever do. It's ok though, I still have lots of fun. But, I always try to do my best and this was not my best. So I just let it sit overnight. This morning when I woke up, I had an idea to cover the balloon animal with liquid glass to make it look more balloony. After I did that, I thought it gave it just the right touch. So, I'm entering it. It may or may not be a winner, but at least it's decent enough to share.

I used a couple of ovals cut from my Cricut that I haven't been using much lately for the machine challenge at Shopping Our Stash. I used the bunny balloon animal for the jumpy challenge at CASology. The sketch is from Tuesday Morning, and I rotated it so the bunny would fit nicely.

I really wanted to use more Lagoon on this card. I chose the colors Lagoon, Glacier and Sorbet for the color challenge at CAS Colors and Sketches. I ended up cutting out the scalloped oval in Glacier and using Lagoon for the sentiments and the twine. But they were so thin that the lagoon ended up looking lighter, more like the Glacier. So that's one thing that was a little disappointing about the way it turned out. Also, I didn't have anything to tie the Sorbet into, and it stamps more orangy than I like. It should be a really pretty coral color.

Anyway, it is what it is, and it will make a nice birthday card for a baby. So enjoy, and come play with me at these awesome Tuesday challenges!

Materials used:
Cardstock: White Daisy, Glacier
Stamps: Balloon Animals
Ink: Sorbet, Lagoon
Other: Paradise Baker's Twine, Liquid Glass


  1. Beautiful layout, Sarah! The glossy accent did make the bunny balloon more balloony. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Please come back with us again.

  2. What a fun balloon bunny! Thanks for sharing with us at CASology this week!

  3. This is very fun. the balloon looks great with the gloss, and I'm so glad you decided to post it. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

  4. It is a cute card, the glossy effect is a good addition. It is CAS which is good and fits the image and sentiments.

  5. Sweet card! Love the scallops paired with the bakers twine. Such a fun image choice! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

    1. AND Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  6. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Shopping Our Stash!

  7. I do love it Sarah I'm so glad you decided to enter. It's a great CAS card and was perfect for our sketch. Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

  8. Sooo cute! I love your balloon bunny!!!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  9. Very sweet balloon bunny, love the colors of your die Cricut pieces and the sweet twine bow.
    Thank you for sharing at SHOPPING OUR STASH, hope you play again soon.

  10. Love your clean and simple card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  11. What a darling card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  12. The glossy accents on the balloons is perfect! Such a fun card. Thanks for joining in the fun as CASology this week.

  13. I always love seeing these little balloon images, they bring a smile to my face! This one is very cute, especially in the CASC&S challenge colors---thanks for playing!

  14. I think your card is super cute! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT