Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Flying High

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week the challenge is: Monochromatic.

 And here is the card I created for your inspiration:
I used a lot of the same elements as my Design Team card a couple weeks ago.  These hot air balloons are just perfect for masculine cards!  But while the other card was very colorful, this one is all blues.  I stenciled the sky with some clouds, colored my balloon with my spectrum noir markers and fussy cut it out.  I used foam tape to pop up my balloon and sentiment banner and the two small die cut clouds.  I used a couple thin strips of card stock to add a little dimension (but less than than the others) to the larger cloud.  For a fun touch to fit the sketch I chose, I punched out tiny circles with a hole punch.  I used a circle die as a template, made evenly spaced pencil marks along the inside of the circle and then used the hole punch to make the pattern.  Rather quick and easy and I have a masculine birthday card ready to go in my stash!
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 "Soaring by to say Hi" and "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" I used the largest balloon
Dies: MFT "Blueprints 13" stitched rectangle; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"
Stencil: Taylored Expressions "Set the Scene: Clouds"


Creative Moments #211--anything goes
Cardz TV #137--anything goes
A Gem of a Challenge--anything goes
Double Trouble #80--Something, Anything, Everything (Thing #1: anything goes; Thing #3: color {I used my Spectrum Noir markers})
Double D--skies


Glittered Paws said...

The hot air balloons are so versatile and make a great masculine card. Love the blues you used and the balloon is very stunning against the beautiful clouds.

Kim said...

gorgeous card, love that balloon!
Kim x

Donna said...

Beautiful card, like your soft clouds and using a hole punch to create a stencil-genius!

Patti J said...

So pretty, Heather! Your soft and vivid blues are so warm and inviting! Great card, my friend!

Laurie Unger said...

Lovely stenciling on your sky and the coloring on that balloon is wonderful!

Melanie said...

Fabulous card, Heather! I really like your idea of the punched holes to give the balloon the illusion of movement. Great dimension, too. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #80. -- Melanie R. (DT)

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Great job on your stenciled sky background and pop up of the two clouds and love the sentiment and balloon coloring. Fun and a beautiful masculine card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is awesome! I love the blue and white colour scheme and the focal point in the corner vs the center of the card. Everything about this makes my heart sing! Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)

Melanie Hungerford said...

Love this Heather, it is so soft and calming, and a great example of a monochromatic color scheme. Thanks for sharing at Double Trouble!

Darlene said...

Oh Heather this is SO pretty! Love the color of your hot air balloon! I think I have that set ... hmmm ... thanks for inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Skies’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Joy Wilson said...

I love your CAS design! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator said...

WOW such a cool card. I love your inked clouds in the background and popped out clouds in the front--with a perfectly colored hot air balloon. Your punched out circles showing the background paper is clever. You did a fabulous job with the sketch, thank you for joining us--Sharon DT Stick It Down

MJ's Kraze said...

Such a relaxing card. I love the colors and the elements you used are perfect. I love your take on the Stick It Down card sketch. Thanks for playing along. Mandi, card DT

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