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Monday, June 10, 2013

Trailing Balloons...

A masculine CAS card that is, if truth be told, walking the fine line of femininity with those "Daisy Balloons".  But DANG, I love the balloons that Eureka Stamps makes - all kinds of unexpected shapes - (like a moose, raccoon, dragon, etc.)  I think this will pass for Father's Day, Male appreciation, birthday... I need more of these balloons!!!!
This card was designed for the latest Craft Your Passion Monday Challenge: "Father's Day".   I used an image from the prize sponsor - Eureka Stamps, but you may use any image you like as long as it fits the theme.   If your mojo needs a kickstart for a masculine card, do check out the Design Teams inspiration pieces!  Deadline is Sunday June 16.

TECHNIQUE: The car and sentiment were stamped directly on the image panel in black and the corners were punched with a "ticket stub" punch.  The balloons are digis and were printed out 5 times so that I could color, sculpt and layer them for dimension.  They were "attached" to the back of the car with heavy, black embroidery thread to provide some weight to the image.  I punched a hole behind the car's seat and using a needle threader (dental threader used for flossing), I threaded all three strands to the back of the panel and taped the ends down to secure them.  The panel is then taped down flat to the base card.  Using double sticky foam tape I then fastened down the balloons with two of them double layered.  Supplies are detailed below.

The inside has ticket stub punches on the corners to mimic the front, otherwise is CAS like the front of the card.

This card should be eligible for the following
Crafty Sentiment - Black & White & one other color.
Clear It Out -Male plus metal (bee charm)
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes
Papertake WeeklyAnything Goes
Simon Says - Masculine
Paper Shelter #115 - Flower Power
Aud Sentiment - Anything Goes w/ sentiment
613 Ave C #23 - Anything Goes w/ Celebrations
Eclectic Ellapu - B is for... (Blooms, Black & Brown)
One Stitch at a Time #167 - Pretty it up (flowers)
Pile it On - for a Father

IMAGES:  The focal image is "Daisy Balloons" by Eureka Stamps;  "Vintage Car" is Hero Arts; "Vintage" sentiment is by Hampton Art Stamps.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; base CS is stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Corner "ticket stub" punch is by the Making Memories Corner Chomper.
INKS: Car and sentiment are stamped with Versafine "Onyx Black"; the image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!


  1. Lovely card!!

    Thank you for entering our challenge over at OSAAT
    Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next week!

    Eva`s Scraproom
    DT Member at OSAAT Challenge blog

  2. Absolutely gorgeous - love the yellow with the monochrome background!

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck!

  3. Fabulous card love the daisy balloons so unusual, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week. Jac x

  4. Wow Ginny I love this card to....the flowers are beautiful and I love the vintage image...great job...thank you forjoining TTCRD this week.

  5. Stunning card! Love the images! I think the balloons are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments!
    Jackie W :)

  6. Great card.

    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments this time.

    Susan x

  7. Kiddo, this card/flower card is HOT HOT HOT! I just love it!

  8. Hi Ginny,
    I think this card is so fantastic. I love the yellow from the ballons.
    xxx Michelle

  9. Wonderful card love the design good luck with your DT. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge Ginny ♥

  10. Fabulous card :-) I love the vintage car and those balloons are gorgeous !! Love them !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
    Lols x x x

  11. Such a creative card. Lovin those flowers.
    Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create


  12. This is great! Love those flowers!! Great layout!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at One Stitch At A Time!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

    - Susan, DT @ OSAAT
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    {Sentimental Susan}

  13. This is just gorgeous and I love the effect of the flowers blowing in the air behind the card.
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  14. I love this card! So perfect with the flowers. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and good luck with the dt call
    Julie T

  15. WOW! Brilliant card! Those flowers...pure genius! Thanks for sharing.
    And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  16. ~ginny, I love this card. The black and white with those fabulous yellow balloons floating behind make for such an eye-catching palette. The sculpture on the balloons is fabulous and adds such movement to the card. I definitely have to check out the other balloon images. I certainly love this one. Striking card, girl.

  17. This is just so creative! It is a pleasant departure from the usual and I love it! Fabulous design concept beautifully executed! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  18. Lovely card :D I love the blooms, the colours are so vibrant. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

  19. Super cute....Thanks for joining us at the Eclectic Ellapu this week

  20. Love what you have done with the flowers. Thanks for playing along at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  21. Love those big flowers they look great. thanks for playing with us at Pile it On.


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