Wednesday, March 27, 2019


Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week it is a fan favorite: Anything Goes!! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
 The inspiration for this card started with the oval of cloud paper that I found the other day while looking through some patterned papers.  I thought it would be perfect for a CAS card with these hot air balloons.  There is a young man at our church turning 19 this week, so I turned this into a birthday card for him.  I thought the "Dreams" sentiment was perfect as at 19 you have lots of dreams for the future.  The cloud paper is actually adhered inside the card and I created a window, complete with frame and acetate so it could be seen on the outside as part of the scene.  And the sentiment is stamped inside on the cloud panel.  I thought this was a fun touch.
Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you will hop over to the House blog to see the rest of the DT's creations and then get inky and play along with us.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out my 10% off your ENTIRE order coupon code over in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Dreams Take Flight" and "Hot Air Balloon Cluster"
Dies: Spellbinders "Standard Ovals, large"; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Hand Stamped Sentiments #311--sketch

Crafty Sentiments--anything goes
Creative Fingers #160--anything goes
Aud Sentiments #223--any sentiment BUT Happy Birthday (mine is a birthday card, but does not use a birthday sentiment)
Incy Wincy--for the men and the boys
Hero Arts National Craft Month--use your favorite coloring medium (I love coloring with my spectrum noirs!)
Brown Sugar #288--transportation


Esther Asbury said...

I love how you created a window with your cloud paper behind it! Perfect card for a 19 year those colors together!

Donna said...

I really like this card, very peaceful and inspiring. My layout for next week is very similar.

Glittered Paws said...

What a fun birthday card for a 19 year old. Oh and how many times will his dreams change over the years. Love the acetate window you created and the hot air balloons are colored so pretty. The cloud paper worked perfect.

Fabiola said...

Super jolie, biz

Cheri said...

I love this!!!!! What a beautiful card this is and perfectly CAS. Love how your creative mind worked to achieve this design, Heather!!!! I absolutely love it!

Debbie Mageed said...

Great window card! I just love how you used the hot air balloons here. This card is perfectly done for our challenge. Thank you for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments and hope you can join us again soon.

Laurie Unger said...

Great card - super creative using the sketch too. The Balloons and clouds are a great way to highlight the sentiment.

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. My brother got married years ago in a hot air balloon (no way I say) and I always think of them when I see hot air balloons. Your card is so pretty and love the sentiment and colors. thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments.
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Fiona said...

A stunning card - it has such a great sense of freedom about it - and that sentiment is just perfect - thanks for joining us at HSS this week

Jenny Engelke said...

Amazing Heather!!! Your take on the sketch is perfection!!! I love the cloud dsp at the center! Thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!