How gorgeous is this?! Aren't you immediately inspired?! Well I was - come and see what I made:
This gorgeous little balloon is from a hostess set called Ain't Love Grand. It contains six stunning outline images with sentiments and I bought it because I wanted to experiment more with colouring. You can see I have a long way to go (!) but I think I'm getting away with it and I can just imagine these wonderful images in the hands of one of you amazing ladies that colour beautifully - you know who you are! I finished my card by cutting some ruffles with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch and layering them up on one side of the card. To keep the balloon panel flat I attached the ruffle side with glue and the other side with dimensionals.
I made a card for last week's ColourQ too but being a complete looby I didn't get it entered in time! The inspiration was wonderful again:
And here's what I came up with:
I know you're not supposed to take these things literally but I really did have to make one of those amazing hearts! The 'thread' for my heart is the curl from Perfect Punches - I love putting my stamps to all sorts of use!
See how dimensional the heart is? It was great fun to make - I just punched out the red heart and die cut the white one then hand-cut a mat for each out of black card stock with my sharp paper snips. The white one was stamped with the little flower from Create a Cupcake and embellished by dotting with Real Red and Basic Black markers. The white dots on the black mats were added with my white gel pen before assembling the heart with dimensionals.
Supplies needed for these cards:
Stamps: Ain't Love Grand (hostess set)
Ink: Basic Grey
Card stock: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose
Other: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose markers, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, dimensionals, stamp-a-majig
Stamps: Create a Cupcake, Perfect Punches
Ink: Regal Rose, Baja Breeze