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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CAS Hot Air Balloons

This card was a rather quick one to make, as soon as I decided on the colors and layout.
I used a Spellbinders M-bossabilities folder and a Tim Holtz Embossing Diffuser to make the background. I sanded the paper to make the pattern more visible.
The stamps, from Our Craft Lounge, were part of a candy I received from "The Crafty Math Chick" - the perfect gift as I've wanted to get hot air balloon stamps for some time.  I colored the images using grey and orange Promarkers. The clouds were part of the same set.
I added a sentiment in one of the clouds using a rub-on saying "For You" in Norwegian.
I used foam to pop up the smallest hot air balloon and the cloud with the sentiment.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Less Is More - #107 Up in the Air
2) Hiding in my Craft Room - #85 Embossing
3) Created With Love - Things that Fly
4) Incy Wincy Designs - Pop It Up
5) Make it Monday - Anything Goes


Faye said...

I really really like this card. Especially loving the balloons and clouds. Super. X

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Pia, I love your embossed background and you were lucky to receive those great stamps in some candy - great idea to place the sentiment in one of the clouds.

Crafty Lark said...

Great card Pia. I have not tried my diffuser things yet, must do so as I love the effect you have on this card. xx Flora

craftin-dawn said...

Great CAS card! Love the hot air balloons! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Things that Fly Challenge!

Skye said...

Great card. Love the balloons and the nice idea for the sentiment.

chrissy xx said...

JUst GORgeous! What a FABulous scene...LOve your colours too Pia.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Pia. I love the embossed design and the balloons look so great in those colours.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

love the textured sky , the balloons look just right floating about, great card. janex

Asha said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Pia. Simple and very classy. That embossed background makes it extra special. (I think I MUST have that folder!) Thanks for sharing. Always a pleasure to see your work!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Chrissie said...

This is totally gorgeous Pia!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

aussie aNNie said...

Great hot air balloon card Pia, one thing I want to do in life is to go up in one...guess the closest I'll get to one is on your the background as clouds looks super...luv annie

Scrappin Chris said...

Love the hot air balloons. Thanks for joining our Things that Fly challenge at Created With Love Challenges


Pat K said...

Wonderful card. Love the embossing...perfect for the lovely hot air balloons. hugs, Pat K x

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Love love love those hot air balloons and that embossing is great. Thanks for playing along with us at Created with Love Challenges.
Linda K.

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful...Love the way you made the flat area on the embossed paper. I bought a package of the diffusers last week but haven't tried them yet!

Putting the sentiment on the clouds was a great idea.

Marie Gamber said...

Love your wondeful card! I too love the embossing and the image is wonderful!

Deepti Stephens said...

Very neat and crisp.. lovely.. :)

karen said...

Brilliant card Pia, the balloons are fab and really like the embossed background so effective, Karenx

Jen said...

i love how the circle is not embossed!!

Thanks for joining us this week
"Less Is More"

Chrissy said...

This is a wonderful CAS card the background and the hot air balloons..fabulous.


Lau W said...

Superb card Pia, lovely background ! Superb scene !
Have a nice day !

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Pia! You've created a lovely background for the balloons. Very stylish and original!! hugs, Marlies

Claudia said...

Hi Pia, what a great take on the LIM Challenge. The balloons are great and the background perfect.

Thank you also very much for your lovely comment on my blog.

Hugs Claudia

Sue said...

Ooh this is gorgeous Pia!! the quick cards are sometimes the best! I love the embossing and the fab balloon stamps… and the colours are really pretty! :-)
Hope you are well
Big hugs
Sue xx

Wishcraft said...

Love the embossing hun, a fabulous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jenscrapstoo said...

The embossing and image work together perfectly, love it!! Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
Cheers Jennie DTM

Tracy said...

Fantastic Pia! I love the way you used the diffuser. Such a great effect. The hot air balloons are really fun. Thanks for sharing this at MIM!

Scrappin Mama said...

Awesome Card! Love the hot air Balloons! Thanks for joining us atCreated With Love Challenges
Lisa O

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fantastic Pia, great embossing. I spotted you over at MIM and came for a closer look and I am so glad that I did.


Anonymous said...

This is so fabulous. Love the embossing and balloons. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Awesome card. I really love the embossing you've done and the circle that isn't embossed like the rest, really helps those cool baloons to stand out.