Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Saying "hi"

 Happy Wednesday!!  It's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week is right on trend: Slimline Card! And here is the card I created for your inspiration:

The slimline shape was perfect for creating my scene!  It really gives room for those hot air balloons to soar!  I started by stamping, coloring and fussy cutting all three balloons and the sentiment banner.  I laid them on the card to see where I wanted to place them and to get an idea for how tall my "city" should be.  I didn't want to have blank, weird windows, so I lightly traced around the die cut buildings so I could color in the space behind the windows with a dark gray.  I also used the tracing to decide where my sunrise should be.  For years there was a Hot Air Balloon festival at a local university right down the street from us.  The best time of day for the balloons to go up was in the early morning or early evening as long as it wasn't too windy.  We attended for several years (as vendors so we were there allllllll day) and only saw them go up in the evening once or twice, but I know they took off most mornings.  Anyway, after that, I stenciled my cloud background and adhered all the pieces in place (before adhering the banner, I used a fine point black pen to draw the ropes attaching it to the balloon basket).  Most of the hot air balloons were really colorful, so I chose some bright, masculine colors for my balloons as I figure this will probably be a masculine birthday card.
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", "Hot Air Balloon" and "Hot Air Balloon Cluster" (I did not use the smallest balloon in that set)
Dies: MFT "Our Town" 
Stencil: Taylored Expressions "Set the Scene: Clouds"

Crafts Galore #85--anything goes
Die Cut Divas--slimline
Dare 2B Artzy--anything goes
Crafty Creations #419--anything goes
Creative Moments #210--anything goes
As You Like It--Favorite way to cut your image (I am definitely a fussy cutter!  I would never be able to line my stamp and/or die up exactly right to get the outlines perfect like you can with scissors.  But if I want a border, I can cut a perfect one with my scissors as well, much more versatile than with dies)
Cardz TV #136--anything goes
Pink Gem Challenge--anything goes
Crafty Sentiments--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

Love your slimline card with all of the hot air balloons. Great coloring as well. We went to a balloon glow a couple of times but never a lift off.

Donna said...

What a beautiful scene, like the deep colors on your balloons! We get a lot of hot air balloons on the weekend over the lake, so fun to watch!

Laurie Unger said...

Great scene - I like the halo of yellow light over the city. your balloons are wonderfully colored.

Michelle N. said...

Great scene! love the beautifully colored balloons! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful slimline card and love the beautifully coloured hot air balloons
Carol x

Patti J said...

What a great card, Heather! The city is a perfect backdrop to showcase your beautiful images! Wonderful design!

Mari said...

Very beautiful cad. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Creative Fingers.
DT Mari, my blog Ittetehty

Andree said...

A gorgeously colourful card. Very 'uplifting'.
Thank you for joining in with the Crafts Galore Encore March Challenge “Anything Goes”. Good luck x

Arlene said...

I love the hot air balloons. Great slimline card. So glad you entered this month's challenge (slimline cards) at Die Cut Divas

Joy Wilson said...

Gorgeous scene! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge.  Please join us again real soon!
Hugs, Joy
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Owner and Coordinator

LOU said...

Another beautiful card Heather. Love the balloons.
Thanks so much for joining us for our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #153 sponsored by All Dressed Up Stamps.
We hope to see you again soon,
Lou DT xo
JemLou Productions

Jane Savage said...

I love this gorgeous, vibrant scene! The balloons are beautifully coloured!
Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card, love the hot air balloons.
Thanks for joining our challenge at As You Like It this time.
Lorraine x

Zw@@n said...

Gorgeous card! I love the scene and the colours of the balloons. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma