Tuesday 21 April 2015

Up, Up, and Away!

The challenge on the Less is More blog is 'Up, Up and Away'.  This reminded me of a hot air balloon ride I had about 10 years ago, on a day much like today with lovely blue skies. The City Crafter challenge is to CASE the card here, by picking out one of the elements.  As I'd planned to use my Lil'inker cloud die for this card, I decided to make some clouds 3D, overlapping a square aperture.
The balloon is a Memory Box die, which I cut out three times to paper piece.  The finished balloon is attached with foam pads.  I used the cloud die on blue card to reveal the white clouds behind when it was attached to the card blank. I used the die again on white card so I could use the cut out clouds.  As all the coloured pieces of card I used were snippets, I'll be sharing my card in the Playground.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:
Less is More Challenge Week 220 ~ Up, Up and Away
City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 258 ~ CCCB Anniversary CASE THREE 


  1. A lovely card! I think the cloudy sky made by putting the white card behind the blue is gorgeous.

  2. Wow Liz, this is perfection! Like Jane, I love the idea of the white card behind the blue to create the cloud background. Brilliant!


    Di xx

  3. Loving that cloudy background with the brightly colored balloon! Awesome CAS card.

  4. WOW! WOW! and more WOW!
    Liz you have rocked this challenge!
    Love the scene you've created, it's fun, bright and oh so cheerful.
    Oh CAS perfection too.
    Thanks as always for playing along at Less is More.
    Sarah x

  5. This card is so fabulous! I have some cloud paper I'm always afraid to part with but you've just shown me how small bits of it can make for a fabulous card. I'm loving this!!!

  6. Very clever card, love it.

    Kath x

  7. Cute, thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

  8. Fantastic card design Liz, love the balloon & clouds dies.

  9. Wonderful card Liz, love it.
    Hugs Veerle xx

  10. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love that design!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  11. This is adorable Liz and the MB balloon with the red and yellow contrasts so prettily with the die cut clouds on that lovely blue card. It is a clever design idea to cut the clouds from the blue for the background and then add several white dimensional clouds as well, and your Lil'inker double stitched square aperture frames the whole perfectly. x

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous Liz, I really love this one!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Adorable. Makes me ready for summer!

  14. Oh, geez, I feel so silly and wasteful now. Here I sit with a hot air balloon die (NBUS, of course!) when all I needed to do was cut a regular balloon into different colors! You are a genius, Liz, both with the balloon and the cool square aperture of your snippets design - I love it!! Hugs, Darnell

  15. Liz what a stunning card! Busy and interesting scene is balanced and showcased by the open space - perfection!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More
    Less is More

  16. I love love love your take on Ros'card. That air balloon is a jaw dropper and a fab design! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

  17. I'm popping back and wildly applauding you, Liz! Congratulations on the huge ShowCASe at LIM for your darling card!!! Hugs, Darnell

  18. I really like this card. I love how you have just a square of sky showing. And that cloud die is super cool. I so think I'm going to have to add it to my wish list.


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