Saturday, 21 January 2012

Perfect Sentiments #15 - Hot Air Balloons

Hi there,
Today's post is for the Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week to do a Birthday card plus the Emboss Resist Technique as the twist.  I used White Embossing Powder for the main balloon shapes and then used Clear embossing Powder and Early Espresso for the baskets on the balloons and the thin dotted lines on the balloons that give them a Vintage touch.  I used River Rock and a sponge to create the clouds in the background with a Scallop circle Punch to make the clouds.  I was going for a vintage theme and wanted to use the Well Torn DSP.  I coloured the balloons with cotton buds.  The birthday flag was also done with emboss resist on glossy white card.
This card was awarded a Perfect 3 at Perfect Sentiments this week.

Stamps: S/U's Up Up and Away, Vintage Labels (R)
Card and Papers: White Glossy Card, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Well Torn DSP
Ink: Versamark, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, Night of Navy, River Rock, Stazon Black, Crumb Cake, Bravo Burgundy
Finishing Touches: Early Espresso Bakers Twine
Tools: Embossing Buddy, Clear and White EB Powders, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scallop Circle Punch, Masking Medium, Cotton Buds, Sponges, Petite Pennants Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks for dropping by today.
Cat's Ink Siggy


  1. Great card Susan. I'm loving the vintage feel

  2. This card is so cute! :) Thanks for joining us this week at The Perfect Sentiment.

  3. what a wonderful birthday card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

  4. Makes for a terrific birthday card for a male. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiment.

  5. This card look so cute and fabulous.Thanx to share with us this wonderful cards.Balloons look so creative.


  6. Fantastic work Susan! Just great. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  7. Your card is absolutely wonderful! Love how you used the images and that paper for the background is really great on there. Super card as always, Susan! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

  8. Love your card. The balloons are fabulous and the colors so perfect.

  9. Congrats! Just came from Perfect Sentiments and your wonderful Hot Air Balloon Card made the Perfect 3. I like Hot Air Balloons and look forward to seeing & photographing at the annual Balloon Festival here in Central TX which is held in Sept.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"


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