Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I'm Flying High Today....!

Well I'm flying high today...  I just found out my card "Tea Time" received recognition as one of the Midnight Madness Remarkables!  Holy moly what an honor - you've just got to see the "remarkable" talent and creativity of the crafters that participate in the Midnight Madness challenges and the works of art that come from the design team there - quite humbling I would say!  My feet are doing a little happy dance right now!  Thanks to everyone on the Midnight Madness design team - Brenda, Carol, Charlotte, Darsie, Denise, Gunn, Holly, Linda, Pam, Phyllis, Priscilla and Tracy!

And now on to my card for today....pretty fitting for the occasion since I'm flying high, right?!!

I made this card for a friend of my son's who loves my handmade cards and keeps them all year long on display in his room - like they are heirlooms or something!  He's such a cutey about that.  And his fondness for my creations prompts me to put just a little more effort in each time to make the next card the best.

For Michael's birthday card this year I used Papertrey's Up Up and Away stamp set.  I think this is a great stamp set for making guy cards.  I colored the balloons with my Copic markers after deciding on the cardstock and designer papers that I would use.  I liked the richness of these colors together - Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Olive and Brocade Blue (all Stampin Up).  And conceptually I had this layout in my head so the card went together pretty quickly. 

For the clouds, I used the Papertrey cloud dies and their stampers select white cardstock. The large ones I popped up using dimensionals and then also used dimensionals to pop up the balloons on them.  And while Papertrey also makes dies for the balloon shapes, I cut these by hand.

I was pleased with how this turned out but Michael was ecstatic and told me I make the best cards.  I just love that kid!

Thanks for flying along with me today!

Paper - Stampin Up Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Olive, Brocade Blue; SU designer papers all retired now
Ink - Palette Noir Black, Copic Markers E33,YR23,YR31,R27,R29,R59,B45,B97,G94,G99
Stamps - Papertrey Ink "Up, Up and Away"
Accessories - Papertrey Cloud Dies, Nesties Scallop Circle Dies, SU Scallop edge punch, Papertrey vintage buttons


corinna said...

Congrats!! (and the blog post arrived in my email safe and sound. :D )

Emma F said...

What a GREAT layout ... and how sweet that Michael treasures your cards ~ most kids would just toss them after their big day!

Fantastic balloons, love the colouring and how you tied in the paper colours. Wonderful!