Friday, September 21, 2018

Dimensional Balloons

 Welcome

This card was made in a hurry - my mojo was running low and the order I was working on was running close to time, so I unashamedly cased a card from a magazine, using the stamps and some of the paper that came in that magazine.


I used a kraft layer under the image panel, rather than the colour suggested, and taylored my sentiment to fit the 'order'.


The dimensional balloon was constructed slightly differently, as I stamped on both sides of the layers, and ended up having two more layers that the original


I also die cut the clouds from Whimsy Stamps stitched cloud dies, and added three, not two, to the card.  The base of them was shaded with some grey chalks to add some realism to them


The inside was finished with another stamped balloon, and a Scriptural sentiment added.


I loved how this card came together and the overall look of it when I had finished.

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40 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Nothing wrong with casing a card Maxine, looks good and you must be proud. I would love to go on a hot air balloon venture one day. We lived in Adelaide at the Barossa Valley where they were out every weekend but never went on one...have a lovely weekend.xx

Elaine Stark said...

A lovely card, love the 3D effect. Thanks for joining our challenge. Elaine GDT for C.R.A.F.T. challenge.

Monica said...

Hello Maxine, I have to say I really, really like this card. The colour combo is fab and the inside is so nice too. I love the line from the scriptures. The layered or dimensional balloons look cool.

Love,

Monica

Gerrina said...

The 3-D balloon looks super! And love the colours you used; blue and kraft are so perfect together! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

Great card Maxine - you have used the magazine products so well. The colurs are beautiful and love the 3D effect with the balloons! I am sure the rcipient loved it! xo

Sue said...

A lovely effect with the dimensional balloon, Maxine and the colours are perfect for a man's card.

brenda said...

Loving the dimension on this one Maxine, somthibng a little different and a super masculine make.

B x

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Maxine, I love the dimension! What a fun birthday card!

Mac Mable said...

Great CASE of the card, wonderful layout and the 3D balloon is amazing...love it x.

Liz said...

Brilliant birthday card, Maxine. I love how you've added dimension. xx

Gail said...

This is adorable Maxine - thanks for uploaded over at the CRAFT sports challenge this week - I wish you the best on the draw - Gail Guest Designer

Quillish said...

Mojo is low?? I can't believe this, fabulous card and amazing design Maxine, love that dimension in the hot air balloon.

Darnell said...

You did a beautiful CASE, Maxine, and changed it up to make it your own! The magazine would be delighted cuz they want their readers to be inspired by the samples! I'm sure your client loved it!! Hammy loves it and says, "Hi!" Hugs, Darnell

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What a fabulous card Maxine! The design is fab and no shame at all at drawing inspiration from around you! Love what you did with that dimensional balloon. Brilliant! Hugs, Wends xoxo

mamapez5 said...

Magazine freebies have come a long way from the little clear stamps they used to be, to the sets of stamps and dies that are now given. Some of them are very useful and versatile too. This is a great card. Balloons are a very pleasing shape to work with, and I am always happy to have clouds too. A perfect choice of sentiment for inside as well. Kate x

Dawn Turley said...

Awesome CASE Maxine. And mags are a good starting point if the MOJO is being lazy.

Debbie Dickson said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for joining our sport themed CRAFT challenge.

Sue Crease said...

Ooh this is a super male card. Love the main balloon. Thanks for sharing with us today over at Digichoosday

Fran said...

I loveeeeee this card! The magazines are there to inspire us. And in this case it helped your MoJo. Hugs, Fran

Deanne Saunders said...

Wonderful card!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Loll said...

Fantastic card Maxine ... your son is going to love it! Wonderful combination of colours and patterned paper. The dimensional balloon is especially striking with the colour and the stamped images. Very cool!! xx

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a wonderful cased card, no problems casing a card when Mr. Mojo goes AWOL, a bit like following sketch challenges to get the juices flowing... A fabulous card for a bloke, love the hot air balloons and the coloured clouds... have a wonderful week... Megan

Mia said...

Well, I think that your card is PERFECT, Maxine. The dimensional effect is awesome. Great colours too. Kisses, my friend.

froebelsternchen said...

I adore the dimesional effect on this wonderful card -- simply stunning! A terrific design Maxine! Happy new week ahead! Hugs, Susi

Liz McGuire, said...

Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday Challenge, your make is lovely, Liz x

Anet's Crafting said...

Beautiful masculine card Maxine. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

Brenda said...

This is such a great card for a guy and so perfect for our challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge!

Ellibelle said...

What a great masculine card Maxine. Love how you made it dimensional! So fun!

Trimgym said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing it with us at CRAFT Challenge.

Brenda said...

Sounds like you took this design and made it your own Maxine, so no shame is allowed! No shame is allowed even if you CASED it bit by bit! Our mojo goes on break from time to time or sometimes for a long time, but that is why we have our magazines and Pinterest to help motivate us! With that said, I have to say I love this card! The colors are perfect and so masculine. The hot air balloons are fabulous, but it is the 3D one that makes this a unique card. I love the inside as well and hopefully the birthday guy will love it too! Hugs, Brenda

Audrey Ernst (hippieaud) said...

Awesome creation Maxine, I love the 3D hot air balloon, super creative, and great masculine creation! Thanks so much for playing at The Paper Shelter Challenge "Add A Sentiment" this week. Hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs:) Audrey DT

JD/ Jill said...

Really like your card...and that's why I buy the magazines to help get my mojo going...and it looks with this neat card it worked for you too!

Sheryl said...

Great dimension on this lovely card. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week.
Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

Aunty Sue said...

fab card thanks for sharing at craft

Victoria Rowson said...

Fabulous card! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this!!! Great and fun card Maxine!

Neet said...

Nobody would ever guess you did this in a hurry - it is fabulous! I really love how you have done your balloons and would, if you don't mind, copy the idea some time.
The Kraft card is perfect for this and tones in with the first balloon so well. A most terrific card.
Hugs, Neet xx

Marilyn said...

Lovely card and the dimension is amazing... looks so good!

stampingbowd said...

Oh, how cute!!! I love the dimensional hot air balloon! This is fabulous!

creationsnz said...

congrats on your win with this one Maxine! CarolG