Tuesday, April 23, 2013

{Enjoy the Journey}

I was keen to enter into the challenge over at City Crafter Challenge blog this week which was "Bon Voyage".  I've been working with some Farm House Fair Skies PP (available at Scottie Crafts) and the hot air balloons gave me a great idea.

Enjoy the Journey

This is a very CAS card that uses the PP to perfection.  I started by stamping the Hero Arts sentiment on the white card base, which I then embossed with Swiss Dots folder by Cuttlebug.  I took some of the PP (Goodways sheet) and trimmed the map to the size I wanted.  I added some white paint to tone down the colour.  Added some matting and twine.  I then cut one of the balloons out of the Horizon PP and added a bit of faux stitching and some glossy accents.

I saw that Simon Says Stamp challenge is Travel, so am adding this there as well.

I'm just off to start my kneading of the pasta for dinner this evening.... Have a great week

12 comments:

Arlene said...

Oh my gosh. I love this! That hot air balloon is fantastic.

debby4000 said...

Oh what a wonderful card and love the hot air balloon.
luv
Debby

Doreen said...

Oh this is gorgeous love the image and fab details.xxx

MaxineD said...

Wow you have nailed this one Dawn - great card and I love the contrast of the bright balloon against the more muted paper.
Blessings
Maxine

sheila said...

This is perfection Dawn! I love everything
Ing about it. The paper piecing is marvelous. Bravo girl!

Barb said...

Love the split design with the map and dots, Dawn! Your paper pieced balloon looks awesome! Fabulous card!

Olga said...

Hi Dawn! Such a beautiful card!I love it's simpleness but the same time it's gorgeous! TFS=)

Lisa said...

This is such a cool card! I love all the elements- embossing, paper piecing and that map!! What a great masculine card :)

Greta said...

Love your paper pieced balloon & the use of white paint is brilliant--I've never done that. Great card, Dawn!

Joy said...

Ooh great travel themed card and fabulous masculine one at that, love it..
thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Virginia L. said...

Awesome manly card, Dawn! I love the composition and design! And I love the rounded corners, too!

Angela Palmer said...

Wonderful card Dawn. I love the paper pierced balloon.