Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Million Thanks (TECC72)...

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This week, Taylor's Cupcake Challenge is a really terrific sketch that immediately brought to mind a setting sun, and, in the case of this Thank You card, a whimsical set of hot air balloons. I decided to "tie down" one of Verve's Up, Up, & Away balloons using a Pigma Micron pen and a ruler, adding stakes on the drawn-in grassy meadow. Another balloon floats up, up, and away over the sponged sun and through the clouds. Some glittery Stickles lend a bit of fun - Distress Stickles for the cute little trees. It's been a whole week since I've made a card, as my fabulous in-laws were here to help celebrate my birthday...I think this one will do nicely to thank them for visiting (and for the amazing birthday gifts!)
BEAN NOTES: Verve Up, Up & Away Stamps; Stampin' Up Chit-Chat Rub-Ons; SU Soft Sky, Barely Banana, and Pumpkin Pie Classic Dye Ink; Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink; Copic Sketch Markers (YG63, BG72, BV11, BV02, VR81, and Colorless Blender); Neenah Solar White Cardstock; SU Soft Sky, Barely Banana, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, and Elegat Eggplant, and Sage Shadow Cardstock; Martha Stewart Picket Fence Border Punch; Foam Dimensional Squares (generic); Nestabilities Classic Rectangle Die; Big Shot
HAPPY BEANS: Ranger Waterfall, Fruit Punch, Diamond, and Copper Stickles; Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Stickles; Pigma Black Micon Pen (.05)


Aimes said...

OMG! I just LOVE your take on the challenge it's just adorable! So glad you visited my blog so I could check yours out - I'll definitely be visiting again soon!

Donna Baker said...

wow! this is a fabulous card!!! I love the scene you created with the sun as the oval piece but just sponged.

Sue McMahon said...

Good Morning! I just left you a little something over on my blog to pick up!