Thursday, March 27, 2014

The card that wouldn't end

Ever have a card you just couldn't get right? This one felt like that. I just kept adding things -- the buttons, the scallops, the piercing, and I kept thinking "it needs something more."  I finally decided I had to be satisfied with it.

The image is a freebie from Bird, paper-pieced and colored with pencils. I used the tiniest buttons ever to highlight the bows on the balloon. (This is the girliest balloon ever, even in blue, don't you think?) There is piercing a round the edge of the image panel, and I used baker's twine and a die-cut button as the main embellishment.

This is for these challenges:

Sketch Saturday, sketch 302
Just Us Girls, #233, photo inspiration (hot air balloon)
Loves Rubberstamps #96, ugly paper (I liked the paper when I started this, but I was not enthralled with it by the end)
Creative Inspiration, girly card
Simon Says Wednesday, Buttons
Word Art Wednesday 125, Anything Goes.


  1. Absolutely love it! All the way downy to the baker's twine and tiny buttons! Yes, I have a card currently on my desk that I will be posting tomorrow that I just had to stop and say good enough...although it's still missing something lol! So glad you played along with us over at Just Us Girls Sandy!

  2. This is so cute, I think all your additions worked well for this. Love the image and the great design. I get that way too with some paper, lol. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  3. Wonderful inspired card~ Thanks for joining in with JUGS~

  4. Love the design of your card! Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  5. Looks great to me. Pretty papers and image. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubber Stamps.

  6. This is lovely, Sandy. I'd like to float away in that balloon and forget all of life's worries and responsibilities. Thanks so much for sharing and please be sure to join us again real soon.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. A beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  8. A fabulous card. I love that you used fishtail banners for the two panels and your paper piecing gives a lovely finish. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday last week! It's lovely to see you there. Hugs, Lesley

  9. Gorgeous card Sandy, so sweet and I love the softness of the colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  10. Your girly balloon came out wonderfully! I like the two banners along the background. The card looks great and we'd never know how much you had to fiddle with it to get it just right if you hadn't told us.


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