Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Patterned Paper Balloons

I just made an order from Two Peas because I realized I've serious depleted my patterned paper stock. Usually this isn't a problem, but making an order always takes me so long I've kind of put it off. There is always too much to choose from and I'm always thinking there might be something I have to have release next week. Weird, I know.

For one of the recent magazine calls, I decided I would just make my own patterned paper with Look Up! and I was surprised at how much I liked the way it turned out.


To make this card, I cut a 3.75" x 5" piece of white cardstock, and I ran it through my die cut machine. I always try to die cut my piece first. I can't tell you how many smudged images I've had from not doing it first! And it is totally frustrating!

Once I had it die cut I started stamping with the larger balloon. Then I filled in the with two smaller balloons. Lastly, I masked off the larger balloon and used the cloud from You're Dandy. The scale on these two stamps work perfectly together.

Once I finished I just stamped my Chatterbox sentiment on my card base, adhere the patterned paper with foam tape, tied my bow and I was done!



Stamps: Look Up!, Chatterbox, You're Dandy (Practicing Creativity)
Ink: Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink); French Lilac, Moulin Rouge (Palette); Poppy Chalk Ink (Hero Arts); Onyx Black (Versa Fine) 
Cardstock: Solar White (Neenah); Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink) 
Ribbon: Hawaiian Shores Grosgrain (Papertrey Ink) 
Die Cut: Framed Greetings (My Favorite Things)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Tuesday!

20 comments:

Brenda Weaver said...

I love your patterned paper Courtney! The balloons are perfect for this.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love this idea! I really need to get Chatterbox soon...it's a fabulous set.

Michele Gross said...

Courtney this is awesome! What a fabulous showcase to those darling balloons! Love the tip about die cutting first-I hear ya on the smudging! I just posted a fun card using The Whole Cycle-FINALLY got inky with it! :)

Jo said...

It's lovely Courtney! Got to start doing that more too

Karen B. said...

Oh this is an amazing card! I really like all the details, and the bright colors. It reminds me exactly of the last balloon ralley I attended!

Jen said...

so cute courtney! love the paper you made and love how you did the sentiment...love it girl!!

annieambriel said...

this is just gorgeous. Makes me wanna take up my stamps and play again :D

Ayana Posadas said...

I love the fun colors on this card! Sooo pretty!

jen said...

This is terrific!! Love the colors AND the cut-out!!

craft-princess said...

So creative...love it!

BonnieRose said...

this card is fabulous.. love how bright it is.... beautiful!

Valerie said...

wow - this is gorgeous - that hand-made pattern is incredible!

Lisa Petrella said...

Great job creating that patterned paper, Courtney!! And I like the way you die cut the paper to act as a window for your sentiment!!

Tammy said...

Courtney I love this! I love your pattern paper better than anything out there! :-) I have so much pattern paper I feel like I will never see the end of it all...ha!

Laura O'Donnell said...

this came out great!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love the colors! :)

Kay said...

So fabulous, Courtney! I'm very impressed with how you made your own pattern paper. It looks great!!
♥♥ Kay

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Dana said...

Wait a minute, wait a minute...you are RUNNING OUT of PP???? *incredulous look*
HOW on earth does that happen? I have more PP than I could ever, EVER use, and if I pass it on, my family will have it for a hundred years! lol
I love how this card showcases the hot air balloons..and it's such great colors.

Alice Wertz said...

love the stamped background and the cut out! fabulous card, Courtney!