Tuesday, October 13, 2009

May Hope Fill Your Heart

This card is made for the "Just Us Girls" Challenge.    They are focusing on Paper Piecing as a way to add color and pattern to your stamped images.  In addition, you have the option to use pink somewhere on your card in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The stamp I decided would work best for this challenge is from the Showtime Stamp Kit "Eclectic Summer" available from Gina K Designs.  The hot air balloon was stamped on white card stock then again on pink designer paper.  I cut the one on the designer paper apart and pieced it on the white one.  Since my card is basically pink and white, I decided to put on a lot of bling. (Lee from StampTV will love this, I know.)   The white strips of the balloon have glitter added and bright pink rhinestones going across.  This would be one attractive hot air balloon if you saw it up in the sky - don't you agree?  

I used "Hip to Be Square", available from Gina K Designs, for the window.  It was stamped onto a piece of patterend CS that reminded me of the sky.  A sun was stamped in one corner and trees (Inkadinkado) stamped below to create a scene looking out a window.  This window was cut out and attached to a piece of Pink Passion CS.  The white background was embossed with the swirls Cuttlebug embossing folder.  A MS punch was used for the lacey border. 

This SU verse seemed to fit for this card.  A few other rhinestones were added to complete the card.

This challenge is open until Thursday evening and they also have blog candy.  Be sure to check it out here.

Tomorrow I will be participating in a Blog Hop for "A Very Merry Christmas" and will have a tutorial everyone has been asking me to make.  See you then.


Mary G. said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!

craftieodamae said...

OMG, Selma this is breath taking gorgeous!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Selma!!!!!!!You came --- You played!!!!!
WOO HOO now that's what I call PINK!! I LOVE the glitter and bling Selma - that's one "stand out in a crowd" hot air balloon~! I assume it's on its across the USA Let's fight Breast Cancer flight!!! :-)

Thanks so much for playing along with and"SUPPORTING" the JUGS (*giggle*) challenge!

Patti said...

Another amazing card! Love your paper piecing!The embossing is perfect! Just plain gorgeous!

Donna said...

What a wonderful card. I can't get over all the different takes on the same stamp set. Great job!

Lisa Kind said...

Such a pretty scene you've created with this set! Love the balloon! Thanks for playing our JUGs challenge! Hope to see you often!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Hi Selma! What a gorgeous card! Awesome job paper piecing the hot air balloon! I hope to see many more of your creations in the upcoming challenges at the Just Us Girls Challenge site! :) TFS

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

How beautiful. Such soft and feminine colors. I hope you are well my friend. :)

Kristin Bueter said...

This is so pretty! Love the hot air balloon and your layout is fabulous!!

Thanks so much for playing with Just Us Girls this week! Hope to see you again on Saturday for our color challenge!!


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