Thursday, December 15, 2011

Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge #77

The sketch this week at Waltzing Mouse is an easy layout, and made for so many possibilites!  But I wanted to step out of the box a bit.  I only have a few WM stamps (not that I wouldn't want to have them ALL! LOL!), so I had to get creative!
Here is the sketch:
I looked at my stamps and decided to make a hot air balloon!
I'm getting rather tired of Christmas cards. I love the holidays, but I needed a break!

Here is my card and an explanation of how this worked!

The basket and sentiment are from the
Waltzing Mouse, "Bountiful Basket Additions" stamp set;
The scrolled portion of the balloon is a label from "Holiday Labels No. 14";
and the back portion of the balloon is cut with the Spellbinders, "Labels Nine" die.

The pattern paper is Prima, so you know it has to be gorgeous!
Lots of lots of distress ink was added, of course!
I popped up the balloon and the basket and added the twine as ropes.
It was so terrific the way these dies and stamps all worked together!
I think it's adorable!  Perfect for sending a Spring birthday message!

This card is proudly entered into the challenge and posted on their Gallery.
If you haven't been there, go check it out!
oh, yea, and wish me luck! 
I could really use some new Waltzing Mouse stamps!


Jean Martin said...

Oh my goodness this is a fantastic idea! Great job piecing together the hot air balloon! So glad you could share it with us at WMSC! :)

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a beautiful card and very clever idea. Love your ballon and the gorgeous papers you have used.


Deborah Frings said...

What a brilliant idea!!! Love the papers and the vintage feel - just super!

Kelly S. said...

EEK! That is such a sweet idea, Jan! So creative, and just perfect with that little basket image. The patterned papers you chose are dreamy! Absolutely LOVE how you layered those nestie shapes to create the balloon!

Pauline said...

Oh so pretty, love this idea to make a balloon shape! Gorgeous!

Mary Jo said...

Show off-I would NEVER have thought of using dies to make the balloon. You rock! Awesome card!!