Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thanks for the Lift!

 There's always something to be thankful for....always! I'm so grateful for a friend who is willing to pick my son up from wrestling practice EVERY.SINGLE.TIME.  I thought it was about time I did something about it and say "thanks" and try and make up for it. I made her a card so that I can tuck a gas gift card inside.  I was also thrilled to be able to use this sentiment. I'm sure it is geared more toward someone who did some "cheering" up, but it is perfect for my purposes, so I'm going with it!

I colored the die cut hot air balloons using Copic markers.  I then added some Star Dust stickles to certain portions of the balloons for some sparkle and shine.  The clouds were stamped using "London Fog" ink.  Some were stamped off once, but others were used full strength.   I did a little bit of machine stitching since some of the pattern papers that I used look like fabric.  All of the papers are from Authentique and I have had them for over TWO YEARS and I have never used them...not even once.

I added a bit of decorative tape to the lower left corner for some added interest and well as a few gold sequins scattered across the "sky".  The ticket detail was already printed on the pattern paper.  I hope she enjoys her card as well as the gas card! Thanks for fluttering by!


Debra said...

You've really been turning out one stunning card after another! This is a beautiful card and very thoughtful gift for the recipient. I know she'll be overwhelmed with your card. Thanks for sharing - this is such a treat!

Marci C said...

Love this card!! Everything about it is just perfect. Also, SO HAPPY to see you are posting projects on your blog. Your work has always been some of my favorite. Love seeing what you've been creating and hearing about your little ones! Welcome Back!