Saturday, 6 October 2012

World Card Making Day!

Today is World Card Making Day and to honour it, I have made a card - something I've got out of the habit of a little.

I started by playing with the Tim Holtz's hot air balloon which I stamped on Clearly for Art and heated it to allow me to curve it to get the inflated balloon shape. I was inspired by a tag I saw on Gayle's blog yesterday which sparked this idea.


I took an old book page which I covered in Paperartsy Fresco paint (mermaid and claret) and then added some puff paint to create some clouds over a Stampscapes cloud space stamp

The base card is stamped with a hot air balloon scene by Rubber Stamp Craft which I have had forever

I fixed the CFA balloon to the book page with glossy accents, re-heating it very gently to allow me to bend and push the edges to the paper.

I am entering this to Crafty Boots and Paperartsy World Card Making Day competitions.

22 comments:

Kay said...

Great card Helen, I love it!

Jacqui Chimes said...

Brilliant card

Miriam said...

fabulous! Love it!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh this is great - I have yet to play with Clearly for Art but it looks fun!

gayle said...

Love that stamp! ;)
Looks great Helen, really good idea to use the Clearly for Art :) x

Gillian .... said...

Ooo this is fab Helen, I have lots of PA goodies that I need to be playing with. x

Gabrielle said...

Flip me lady! Love this! You are so clever... yours, as ever in awe... x

Carmen said...

This is gorgeous! The texture on it is just so yum! You are making me think more and more that I need to try these Fresco paints...

The Crafty Chick said...

How clever are you!! Puff paint clouds! Well jell!!

leandra xx

Lori said...

Coolio! Love the balloon on CFA, and that background is fab! Have a great weekend!

butterfly said...

Wow - fabulous texture and technique on this! Happy WCMD!
Alison x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how you used clearly for art for the balloon Helen, gives great dimension and movement to your card. Love the use of book pages too. Tracy x

Kate said...

Very cool! Love that balloon!

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, great card, love what you did with the CFA, very clever!

flutterbycrafter said...

Great card & a wonderful idea to use clearly for art for the balloon xx

Kaz said...

Helen this is fabulous love the balloon x

Alexandra said...

Great card helen. I love the balloon.

sam21ski said...

Great card Helen, picked up my first set of Fresco paints yesterday from Leandra!!!

Sam xxx

Alison said...

It looks amazing Helen! Fab card! x

Jan Hennings said...

Love your cards!

Sarah Anderson said...

love that hot air balloon, very steampunky!

Sweet Fairy said...

Stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.