Thursday, 5 January 2012

Balloons posing as balloons...


Woo-hoo for Friday-Eve already! Let's get this pre-weekend party started with a new CASE Study!

AND because it's a new month, we've got a new muse to admire too! I'm so happy to see that our muse for January is the super Jen Rzasa! I'm a big fan of Jen's work; I love her CAS style and her out-of-the-box approaches to her designs. Let's check out this first, fun card up for studying this week:

Check out the original post of this card here!

I was taken with the balloons and the sky on Jen's card so started with that as my inspiration...then I realised that I needed a card for my nephew's birthday this weekend so set to it:

Happy Birthday

Now believe it or not, I do not own a single balloon stamp or embellishment in my crafting supplies. However, I do have my hot-air balloon stamps from Look Up! by Practicing Creativity Designs; not one to be defeated, I simply stamped a hot air balloon on each piece of coloured cardstock, sketched a little triangle at the bottom of the stamped image, cut 'em out, flipped it over and voilĂ ! A balloon fit for a party!

Typing about parties, we've got a cause for a leaving party here at CASE's with sadness that two fabulous members of our CASE Study family are moving on; both Andrea and Cristina will be missed so much!

However, where there's cause for a leaving party, there's also cause for a welcome party too! We're so happy to welcome the fabulous Christina Maclaren to our DT! Yup that's right, where one Cristina leaves, another Christina enters!

So here's our new CASE Study DT line up. Be sure to check out what everyone whipped up for some serious inspiration:

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa)
Amy Wanford <---you are here!
Christina Maclaren
Clare Buswell
Debby Hughes
Teresa Kline
Julie Lacey (on a break right now)
Jean Martin
Maureen Plut
Teneale Williams
Jen Rzasa (January's muse)

I hope you can find some inky time to join in the fun with us! :)

Wishing you all a fabulous weekend! Thanks so much for stopping by here today!

Catch ya later!

Card Deets
{Happy Birthday}
Stamps: Sentiment from Happiness Messages (Hero Arts)/Look Up (Practicing Creativity Designs)
Digital Element: Sky Background from Sillyscape (Hero Arts)
Cardstock: Blueberry Sky, Pure Poppy, Harvest Gold, New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento Ink)
Accessories: White Gel Pen (Ranger)/Fineline Pigment Ink Pen (Letraset)


Nerina said...

I love this airy happy card - and your 'emergency balloon' idea is fabby! Happy Birthday to your nevvy!

Maureen said...

We are like Even Steven with our Christina/Cristinas and Julie/Julies :) What a clever way to get some fab balloons, Duchess :) We could use those babies for some celebration this Friday...the weekend is almost here!

Vanessa said...

Oh, clever you! Love your super balloons! This card is fab! Hugs, Vanessa x

Jess said...

Love your design Aimes! So fun!!!!

Lynn said...

Trust you to stretch your supplies...your balloons look fabulous against the cloud paper! Love that it is bright and cheery...we need it right now!

Christina said...

How clever of you to use your hot air balloon stamp! I love the cheerful colors, the white pen accents, and the sky background. Thanks for the warm welcome to the team!

Sharron said...

Love your bright, cheery balloons against the clouds! You are so clever to create just what you needed with your hot air balloons--they're perfect!

Ruth S said...

Great fun card Amy - that clouds background is perfect whatever you pair it with, and these bright balloons are just right ;)

Ruth S said...

Great fun card Amy - that clouds background is perfect whatever you pair it with, and these bright balloons are just right ;)

Karen B. said...

Fantastic card, you nephew's gotta love it!

Inkyfingers said...

Happy New Year Aimes and this is such a bright colourful card to banish any post Christmas blues!
Carol x

Stephanie said...

This card makes me happy Aimes! Impressed with how you generated the balloons, you are a clever crafter! Really pleased you liked my Engagement card because it was inspired by your style / cards, so thanks! x

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Your nephew will love that gorgeously bright creation Aimes and way to go constructing those balloons!
Have a great weekend.
Katie x

sandie said...

really cheery card. Love the sky cardstock-whole card made me smile!

Lindsay said...

Love this Amy! It is so happy and fun, love those balloons!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I loved reading about how you made your balloons- you're a creative thinker :) This is such a sweet card...just wonderful!

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