Saturday, June 12, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #9

Over on the Papertrey Peeps Blog, Linda is challenging us to think about summer travel and vacation.  With this fun challenge, I gave my PTI set Up, Up and Away its initial inking. Although my summer travel plans don't include balloon travel, I love seeing hot air balloons sailing peacefully against a blue sky.

I just received the latest issue of PaperCrafts, where there is a shaped card by Betsy Veldman like one in this post. Using Betsy's card as inpsiration, I used Label 8 Nestabilities to die cut my card. 

I used two layers for the front piece. Then after sewing the front to the back of the card base, I added another layer to the back, to hide the "uglier"  side of my stitching. Usisng two layers also means that all sides of the card base show the "good" side of the die cut. I used some lighter weight ( cheaper) white cardstock since there were two layers. After cutting the blue piece I ran it through the Cuttle bug with PTI's canvas impression plate. I inked the edges of the cloud, and those balloons---so much fun to color.  In fact I rate coloring them right up there with coloring the dahlias from Delight Dahlia. And think of all the coloring options you have!
No soaring in the sky for me today,  I will be close to the ground. Work in the back yard is necessary. My plants have had a real growing spurt and must be trimmed to find the stone path. I mean I love a lush garden, but one does need to be able walk through it without a machete in hand. And with humidity this morning at about 200%, it does feel like a jungle.

 Have a good weekend!


Supplies:
Stamps: Up, Up and Away; sentiment from Everyday Button Bits (PTI)
Ink: Black Tuxedo, London Fog (Memento)
Paper: Spring Rain (PTI), Dear Lizzy Spring Dragon Fly Dance (American Crafts), Georgia Pacific
Other: Copics Y13, Y15, B41, B45, RV32, RV34, G21,G24, R22, R24, E25,E29,E43; Rustic Cream Twine(PTI), button(Paper Studio), balloon and cloud dies (PTI)

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful card..... I love the design and going to try that ...thanks for the inspiration...

    Harriet

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  2. Oh wow, Cammie, that's lovely! I love the shape of the card and how you sewed it together. Such attention to detail. The added twine is such a plus. I don't have that set, but if it's as much fun as the Dahlias, you've certainly piqued my interest. Many thanks for always sharing your beautiful work!

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  3. Hey there Cammie ......... first I LOVE YOUR NEW PROFILE PHOTO ........ you are so beautiful and sun kissed~~~ Your card is amazing and the coloring ..... well maybe once the kids go to school I will be able to at least stay in the lines :) Really just so beautiful!!

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  4. I love the colors! Great job on the card, Cammie! :D

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  5. I love these balloons! Cute card!
    kara

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  6. What a cute card! So colorful. Just rec'd the PC mag yesterday and will be enjoying reading it this weekend. Have a good one!

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  7. Cammie, this is so soft and pretty. Great use of those balloon dies.

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  8. Just gorgeous! Love the pastel colors you used.

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  9. This is beautiful! One of my favorite sets, I was just coloring some balloons last night, myself. :)

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  10. Beautiful card, neat coloring, love the paper u used, by the way, love your new profile pic!!

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  11. Great job with the challenge. Love the bright colors and the background paper you used too.

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  12. This is really PRETTY Cammie! The stripes look so good with the balloons/sky!!

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  13. Cammie, this is SO pretty! Great background paper and I love the softer colors on the balloons--kind of gives a jeweled effect. And the card shape adds so much.

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  14. LOL, I had to giggle at your machete comment!! :)

    Love this, Cammie... The colors are SO pretty!!

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  15. So very pretty! You did a great job coloring those balloons, that would be tricky for me.

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  16. Great job with the challenge! Your card is soo pretty!

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  17. Isn't this a fun set to work with? I love your balloons and the shape of the card is perfect!

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  18. Oooooh Cammie!! This is completely GORGEOUS! I love the colours you've chosen and the unique shape for your card! The twine threaded through almost makes this look like a mini book too! Totally and completely beautiful!

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