Thursday, March 4, 2010

A Few Tricks Look Up! - Day 3

Thanks for all the great response to yesterday's card and our announcement about our ribbon! May Arts ribbon is really fantastic and you'll see some more in this post!

So on to the real reason you're here. I wanted to show you largest hot air balloon from the set! And I wanted to show it to you two ways. First up is the balloon paper pieced. I actually used some of the same paper from my card from day two. Sometimes I just get in these neutral + texture kicks. The second card is basically the same design however this time I used a lot of color and used my Copics. Please note that I am not the best with my markers, but I do enjoy doing it. I'm sure you all could rock this balloon with some Copics!

 All of the images from the above card are from Look Up! Even the shape on the kraft cardstock (see the video to get a better idea of what it's really used for)!
Did you notice the two ways you can use that sentiment? I love that! And how about those clouds? I'll give you two guesses on where that cloud came from. Yep, that's right You're Dandy. And the black ribbon is the black double faced satin we'll be carrying in the store! You will love that it is double faced! So nice.

Now there are a ton of fun little tricks and interactive pieces with this set, so what better way to show them off then with a video!


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Don't forget I'll be giving away a stamp set to one commenter from all comments between March 1 and February 5 at 10 pm eastern. Look Up! will be available on the 6th!

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If you're already using Practicing Creativity Designs stamps I would love for you to add your work to our Flickr group here. These cards will also feed to our gallery on our site! I can't wait for you to see it on Saturday!

56 comments:

~amy~ said...

Courtney...sooooooooooooo FANTABULOUS!!

de said...

Amazing! Love the paper pieced balloon, gives it a 3D feel! I look forward to your posts in the AMs! :-)

StampinCathy said...

Fabulous cards and thanks for a great video.

Brenda Weaver said...

Courtney, I am so excited about Looking Up!! The balloons are so cute and that banner (swoon!). You already knew I loved banner from the card I made using the argyle from Key to My Heart. It's like you were in my head!
By the way, I just have to tell you that your stamps are great quality and they stamp REALLY well! I love them! Great job, girl!

Karen B. said...

Wow, this largest balloon really wants me to take the plunge and go for a ride. Really loving the banner too, how easy it would be to make a lot of things with this set! Cute video as always.

Melissa said...

Love the big balloon! It looks so cool paper pieced! What a fun set, congrats!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Oh WOW! This set is SO SO SO CUTE!!! I'm completely in love with that banner and the little separate triangles, so you can fill in the banner with different patterns/colors!!!! LOVE IT! Great job on the video too---so fun to see the stamps in action!

Kay said...

Super cards, Courtney! I enjoyed your video and I think you did an excellent job with your coloring!
♥♥ Kay

Laurel said...

Courtney your stamp set if fabulous, but what you have been making with it is out of this world!

Jocelyn said...

I love paper pieced cards...so much fun!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow some more amazing cards!!!

Karin said...

Shut up! Super cute and the black ribbon looks so yummy...and I don't normally use that word for stuff in black :)

Dawn said...

This is definitely the one! ;o) LOVE IT!!

Michelle said...

I really do like that big hot air balloon. They seem to be the in thing lately as I've seen them on patterned paper and in other stamp sets. Paper piecing it is really cool.

Jessica said...

This set is so cute, Courtney!!! Thanks for the video. It was great getting to see all the images :)

Winter said...

Great video! I can't wait to get a set! :)

AnitaRex said...

Such cute cards today Courtney! Love the video too! :> What a great set!

Julie Campbell said...

I am head-over-heels in love with that banner! That's SO 'in' right now!!! :) And... it's so versatile, even with my 'cutesy' style, I can see myself really getting a lot of use out of it. I love the cloud-like sentiment block too. Mmmm! :)

Jenn said...

still loving that banner! Great idea with the fill ins!

Shay said...

Gorgeous cards and the stamp set looks like it must come home with me!

The Quiles Family said...

Courtney, I'm so proud of you and what you have started in your adventure! I can't wait to see what else is to come!

Julie E said...

Another awesome amazing post! Wonderful cards and all the images in the set are fab! I am really loving that banner.

Julie E said...

Another awesome amazing post! Wonderful cards and all the images in the set are fab! I am really loving that banner.

Julie E said...

Another awesome amazing post! Wonderful cards and all the images in the set are fab! I am really loving that banner.

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Gorgeous cards Court! I need to watch the video later when the kids aren't so in my business. ;)

Julie E said...

Another amazing post, another great stamp set! I am really loving that fab banner.

majsan said...

HI! I simply loved your videos..So much fun to watch <3
Hugs from Norway.. majsan

Shazia Wall said...

Great Video Courtney.
I love the polka-dot flag... Too cute!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

soooooo cute! TFS--and thanks for the video!

Hester said...

Very cool card!

Lydia said...

Wow realy fantastic love the subtle layering in the kraft balloon looks fantastic!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Ooh, love both versions!! You are so wowing me with your neutrals though! Fabulous balloon image!

(-: Heidi

Laural-Lee said...

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome! this is fantabulous! thanks for the inspirational video too. How can I not have this set really! I don't know how much I would use the sentiments but the balloons and banner would get a lot of time on my block :)

Summer Braxton said...

I really really dig the balloon in neutral. How unexpected!

Nancy L. said...

genious and so cute!

Deanna said...

Love love love this new set Courtney!

Aimeslee said...

Courtney, the video really helps accent the features of this really neat neat stamp set, can't wait to see more! xoxo, aimeslee at earthlink dot net

Amber K said...

I love the banner. Very cute. The balloons are also quite nice.

Tina said...

You made such a great card with piecing! I can`t wait to try your stamps-I am happy to read they stamp well. I made a little anouncment on my blog, you really deserve it!

Bogner's said...

FYI: your giveaway info says it is from March 1- Feb 5!

I love this video and all those examples of the banner and balloons are just awesome. I love how you show you can bend the banner too! I am going to be so excited when they are released and the rest of the world can play with them!

janelle_d said...

Great cards to show off your new stamps!! Thanks for the video, too.

Alice Wertz said...

love love love today's cards!! especially the first one! i love the simple colors and the design is just fab!!

Stephanie said...

Hey Courtney!! The video is absolutely FABULOUS!! Love all the separates in the set...can't wait to get it & ink it up :)

Dana said...

Gorgeous stamp images (and cards, of course)!! I love how the balloons work so well with the too different styles of your cards! I'm sure this will be a huge hit :)

Heather P. said...

You do such FANTASTIC work! Awesome, awesome, awesome!

Scrapping Julie said...

check you out sister!!! loving this set so far! super cute projects too.

Karen said...

Courtney, everything is uber cool...everything!!! I so enjoy seeing what your creative mind is up to these days.........not to mention, you are just plain fun! :> I'm in the middle of putting kidlets to bed, so I'll have to come back later tonight to check out your latest video, but I'm looking forward to it! :>

Elise said...

YOU.

You are ONE mighty talent, Courtney, my friend! These cards are OUTRAGEOUS! Sincerely! Some of the juiciest juice YET! I'm so excited for "the release" as I am hoping to fill my shopping card as full as my {skinny! WAH...} wallet will allow! These images are absolutely gorgeous and your video {hysterical!} is educational and oh, so fun! WAHOOOO for you, sweet girl! Great output here! GREAT!

Kelley Eubanks said...

These are both great Courtney! Love the stitching you did on both!

Virginia L. said...

That balloon is AMAZING and is going sell like hot cakes@!! I see the endless possibilities in it...such genius!! Love your creations!

Christiana said...

Oh my goodness! This set is so fun! I love it. The possibilities are limitless. And your voice is so stinkin' adorable! Keep the videos, stamps, and cards coming!

yyam said...

Thanks for sharing such creative projects Courtney! I really like this stamp set a lot! :)

Laura.K said...

WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!

Lovely, I must have this set. I love hot air balloons.

Thanks for the video, I learned a lot from it.

Ali said...

the balloon looks so demensional! Love the banner.

Ali said...

great looking hot air balloon! Your first card looks very demensional. Likin a bunch.

Karinn said...

Wow! Great video! I have been looking for a hot air balloon stamp set that I can paper piece, and you're the only one that has created one! I love it! The sentiments are great too. Can't wait for this set :0)