Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Balloon Journey - Happy Retirement

Evening fellow bloggers!  I hope you have all had a good day:).  I am back for my 2nd post today with my inspiration card for Whimsy Digital. I have used a Lia Stampz digi called Balloon Journey, which I thought would be perfect for a retirement. You can find this digi over at the Whimsy Website HERE




  • I have used copics to colour my image. I have made a small cloud stencil and used Distress ink 'Blue Sky' to create the sky effect behind the balloon!
  • The papers are Prima - Engraver and the gingham papers are from a paper pad by Paper Cellar which I have had in my stash for a few years now.
  • My base card is 7"x7" which I have covered in a blue cardstock. 
  • I have distressed the edges of the papers with a Tim Holtz distress tool and inked with Walnut stain and Tea Dye Tim Holtz Ranger Distress inks.
  • The wooden embellishment buttons are from Live and Love Crafts. I have added some blue twine to them.
  • The Happy Retirement stamp I borrowed from my crafty friend Vicky! (thank you) and the 'never to late' stamp is from Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Collection. I have again distressed the edges with distress inks.
  • The metal key embellishment and butterflies are from Prima.
  • I have used gingham ribbon for the bow from The Hobby House as is the vintage metal clock and the vintage metal corners.
  • I have also decorated the inside of the card to co-ordinate with the front of the card.
  • To finish I have added a touch of Sickles Glitter - Tiara.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
The Male Room - The great outdoors
Can You Digi It - Very Vintage
 
 


13 comments:

  1. Ohhhh this is just gorgeous! Love every single little detail!

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  2. Marvellous card. Brilliant image and detail.

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  3. Nikki, this is a fantastic card. I love the colors and patterns you've chosen and the beautiful coloring. This is one of my favorites from you! Well done!

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  4. What a fantastic card, Nikki! Love the design and I am so glad you shared it at TTCRD. You certainly don't look like a grandmother!
    Hugz,
    Roxann

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  5. Fab card Nikki - I loved it when I saw it on the DT page hugs Judith x

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  6. Such a light "touch" on your card, Nikki, with just the right amount of Stickles! very sweet card. hugs, de

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  7. This is absolutely darling! LOVE the fabulous image you chose and all the buttons! Thanks for joining us at CYDI! :)

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  8. Love the fab image....This is gorgeous.xxx

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  9. Really fab, love the image, one of my favorite sentiments and the papers and layout are gorgeous
    Lindsay xx

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  10. What a lovely fun card - thanks for joining us in TMR this week - Jacqueline xx

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  11. Such a lot of elements here, combined into a lovely, fun card, great for our Great Outdoors challenge at The Male Room, thanks for joining in

    Louise xx

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  12. What a wonderful card, I would be overjoyed to receive something like this if I was retiring!

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