Friday, 7 September 2012

Flying high ...

.... Kathryn asked me to make a birthday card for one of her best friends in the UK.  Melody's birthday is two days after Kathryn's and it'll be the first time for quite a few years that they won't be celebrating together.  I've used several challenges in the making of this card:


I turned the sketch to make it a vertical.  I used the wonderful Half Pint Heroines to make the hot air balloon and little girl.  Melody aims high, so this is the perfect choice for her card.  I paper pieced the balloon using Stampin' Up! designer paper, and some card which was stamped with a WM pattern giving a tone-on-tone effect.  I added a small cloud and finished off with a simple birthday sentiment.  I have had to substitute Baja Breeze for Soft Sky, and for some reason the pretty coral is showing up much redder in this photo!!



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Half Pint Heroines, Half Pint Heroes, Faux Fun
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Chocolate Chip, Calypso Coral
Spellbinders: Ironwork Accents (S5-058)
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! designer paper - Baja Breeze, So Saffron; SU Card - Calypso Coral; Promarkers, Card from stash



That's all for now - I didn't make it into the garden yesterday, so I'd better do some today!  Oh yes, the ironing pile is back too!  Hey ho!!  See you soon.

15 comments:

Ardyth said...

Kathryn's friend will love this fun birthday card!

Pauline said...

What a fab fun birthday card, so jolly!
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week :-)

Kelly S. said...

Love those papers, Deborah! So fun to pair with the sweet little heroine. The border on the side is so cool! Your friend will love this happy birthday card!

Jingle said...

This is such a super cute card!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Great way to use the sketch D... perfect little edges too, colours are fabby and fun with the balloon and little Miss....thanks for playing along with the Mischief Makers this week!

Sylvia said...

What a fun birthday card, Deborah, I love the paper piecing on the balloon and your colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the colourQ this week.

Jeanne J said...

Deborah, This is perfection! Love the balloon and how you balanced the background! The border die draws your eye up and gives the balloon flight! Love this!

Tracey McNeely said...

I love that hot air balloon, excellent design. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

-Wenche

Buffy said...

Totally LOVE this card Debs.
Great how you've combimed the challenges

Hugs
Buf xx

Linda Beeson said...

What a really cute balloon.

Noelle said...

This is darling, Deb:) Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week! :)

Suzanne D. said...

Hi Deborah! I love yours so much more! The border die that you used is so intricate and I love that you used more colors for paper piecing in the balloon. Her ponytail is so cute and you gave her a body- mine's just a floating head! LOL. Now I know how to fix that. :) Thanks, Deborah!

Gr√° O'Neill said...

Great card, love the paper piecing :)

Jeanne J said...

Congrats on your win at DYSU - so happy to see you there!

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