Sunday, June 24, 2012

When Skies Are Gray

Here's my card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use pink.  Yes, my post's title features the color gray in it, but my card's definitely in the pink.

I used one of the hot air balloon images from Our Craft Lounge's Love in the Air stamp set as my focal point.  The balloon was colored with Copic markers and cut out, then attached to the pale gray cardfront with foam tape. 

I slipped a pair of die cut white felt clouds underneath the image to make it look like it was floating in the sky, then stamped a few heart trailing the balloon in a dark pink ink.  The set's "you make me happy when skies are gray" sentiment is stamped to the left of the hot air balloon, also in dark pink ink.  It looks a little more red in the photo, but IRL it's a pretty rose color . . .

Materials Used:
Love in the Air stamp set (Our Craft Lounge); Marshmallow cardstock (Bazzill); Soft Stone cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Vivid Tea Rose ink (Clearsnap); markers (Copic); CutUps Cloud Border die (The Cat's Pajamas); white felt; foam tape

12 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the splash of ink. Coloring is great! Love the clouds too!

    Susan
    http://scrapathousandwords.blogspot.com

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  2. Great card, I love the pink balloonand the sentiment is lovely!

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  3. Great card, I need to break out my cloud dies with this set-always forget I have some and love how they look under your hot air balloon.

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  4. What a fun balloon Lori, and such a fun card.

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  5. Hi Lori! I love your design...that set from WMS is one of my new faves but I haven't inked up the balloon yet. You've inspired me! So happy to see you at CAS-ual Fridays this week! Thanks for joining us!

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  6. Lovely card!!
    Very nice work!

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  7. wonderful splash of pink with the balloon, I just ove the CAS design Lori :0)
    So glad you shared your creativity with us this week at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  8. Adorable Lori! Love the sweet sentiment paired with the grey background~ so effective and the balloon is so perfect!

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  9. If i were going up in a balloon, I would want it to be pink-just like this one! Great job, Lori :)

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  10. So cute to have a pink balloon!! Uttly lovely, Lori! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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