Saturday, July 30, 2011

It's your day... up, up and away!

Wow, Saturday again already? This week the team at Our Creative Corner is saying good-bye to the lovely Sarah Gough - I know she is going to be missed. She is finishing her term on the DT with a final week of hosting, and she has a color challenge for us: red and aqua, with adding pink as an option. I chose not to use the pink, which made it an unusual card for me - I couldn't tell you the last time I used only two colors (not counting the neutral).

Here's my card - once again featuring several new products. I used the Big Top designer paper since it included the two required colors (Real Red and Tempting Turquoise). I thought the Up, Up & Away stamp set would be fun with these colors. I used our largest circle punch and layered it onto one of the doily shapes on the new pennant die - the circle covers up the holes, which I actually like here. I embossed some turquoise card stock with polka dots and added a scalloped border piece. I used linen thread with knots of grosgrain ribbon for the balloon's "tail" - to attach to the card I just put mini glue dots behind the ribbons. Finally I added the sentiment, which is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes. I stamped it onto the banner that's on the petal cone die (with one end trimmed down so it would fit).

I hope you'll try out our color challenge - these are fun colors that I promise will put a smile on your face! Be sure you stop by the OCC blog to see the rest of the creations from our team, and don't forget to wish Sarah well - thanks, Sarah, for all your wonderful contributions to our team!

6 comments:

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Super cute card, Lori! The balloon is adorable and I love the way you did the knotted ribbon for it's tail. The sentiment banner is a great touch too. Great crisp feel to this card.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Holly Kean said...

Really cute. Bright, bubbly and fun!

Vicki B. said...

Love this new stamp set Lori, your card is perfect

Marjie Kemper said...

I like your fun balloon card a lot - the tail with ribbons is a great touch and adds so much fun.

Sarah Gough said...

gorgeous Lori! I've loved stamping with you! *hugs*

Jennifer Rzasa said...

This is so cute, fun, and cheery! Hope you have an amazing week! :)