Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sugar Creek Hollow ---Seconds

I entered a card yesterday for the sketch challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and I decided to come back for seconds. I had printed this image the other day and it was just calling my name and since I pretty much designed it during the night while lying in bed (do you ever do that?) I just had to put it together. The image name is "Vintage Balloon" and I love it!! My Kraft card base has been stamped with images from Stampin' Up Travel Post after first off stamping once to soften the look. I used a piece of K&Co Life's Journey layered on some Bazzill green. I also used a SU Itty Bitty Background to give some dimension to the balloon and then ran it through my Big Shot using a Sizzix Harlequin texture plate. I took a closer photo and hopefully you see the effects of this.

I have a set of Designer Dies by Clear Dollar Stamps that I have been using a lot lately and in this case I used two of them. They work so well.
Let me know what you think and Happy Day to you all.

Card Details:
Paper: GinaK designs Kraft, Bazzill, dp K&Co Life's Journey
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia
Images: SCH Vintage Balloon, SU Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Travel Post,sentiment GinaK Life is Good
Extras: Sizzix texture plate Harlequin, Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Dies, Offray Ribbon, K&Co Metal Art brad


CraftinGranny said...

Oh wow, this is an awesome design brought to life and I love it. Can't believe I missed your earlier post but I've been in the dungeon most of the day trying to create 5 Xmas cards for CCAYR. I'm GD in April and I don't think after these five I want to see ovals or ribbon for awhile......lol

Good luck in the challenge! Did you see where Patti J won the tag challenge at Joan's?

The Other Patti Sue said...

OHHHH I love this one! That balloon is amazing! Yes I design while laying in bed wide awake in the wee hours!

Colleen said...

This card is amazing! Love that balloon, running it through the folder was a great idea. You gals are all so smart:) Yes I to design in my sleep my problem is they never come out this amazing!

Jennie said...

This is so pretty Patti!! Love that balloon and the subdued colors you have going on.

Theresa said...

Great card! love the balloon and the texture and details. Yes I too do designs in my head while laying in bed.

Cec said...

I love this card. It is so elegant. The colours and techniques you used are perfect. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Betty Benton said...

Love the embossed design on your balloon! Fantastic card!

Kathy and Lucky said...

This is lovely, such an old "attic" type feel. I just love everything about this card and not sure where to start. Awesome card!

Heide said...

This is just stunning, love the letters in the background, super vintage feel! Great work with the twine.
Thanks for another great entry in SCH.
Hugs, Heide

Primitive Paper said...

Oh girl...I am SO glad you came back with another entry because I would have hated to have missed this one. Lovely, vintage feel to this card. Tracy

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is FABULOUS and yes, I design in my sleep all the time! (probably not healthy, huh?) LOL!
Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

SCH Guest Designer

Sharon Basel said...

Patti this is incredible! From the texture on the balloon to that wonderful sentiment and the embellishments around it, it is absolutely perfection! You sure have a knack at the vintage look. I love this one!