Tuesday, September 15, 2009

SSCC4 "The Places You'll Go "

Happy Tuesday, All !
I've managed to hit the stamping room today to put together my card for this week's challenge at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge. The Scripture for this week is found in Jeremiah 29:11 " For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future ." This verse is such an encouragement to me ... wow ! For my card which is to follow the sketch this week , I knew what I wanted to do right away. Taylored Expressions has this adorable set out called " The Places You'll Go " with Dr. Seuss quotes and sweet images. Here's my mini how -to. I've stamped the balloon and sentiment onto Barely Banana with Memento Black ink. I again stamped the balloon onto a Banana scrap. Images were then colored with SU markers , the clouds were colored with a white Inkssentials pen and the main image sponged lightly with Bliss Blue. I then brushed on some Candlelight Shimmerz to the yellow stripes of the balloon. Click on the picture for a close up. The main image was then cut out with a large circle Nestie. The balloon will be slightly outside of the circle, which is fine. Then cut the second image just for the balloon part and the clouds and mount onto the main image for dimension. I then cut two large pinking circles with contrasting dp and mounted these behind the main image. The base dp as well as the contrasting dp is by Making Memories . I then colored the white in this red / white stripe ribbon with a yellow (Y15) Copic marker and added just to the other side then what is called for in the sketch. After attaching a corner of the contrasting dp, the lower right corner was folded up. I could not resist adding this cute little " worm" by Art Impressions ( ok, it's a caterpillar but let's pretend it's a worm ... you know, as in bookworm ?!) which was stamped , colored and cut out and added with a mini pop dot. Lastly I added mini buttons from Hero Arts to the upper right corner. I think it's a fun card for a student , young or old. What do you think ? I appreciate you stopping by as well as your sweet comments. You, blogging friends , are just the best ! Have a blessed day !

12 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, talking GORGEOUS?! Absolutely stunning card, Crystal!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Helen said...

Very pretty card!!!
Blessings!
~H

Kathy Winter said...

This is so pretty. Love all the fun colors. Thanks for playing with us.

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your card Crystal the colors are so soft and pretty. Very nice! Pat

Dawn B. said...

Crystal this is beautiful. I love this Bible verse. It is my all time favorite. Great job..

Terri E. said...

Great buttons and ribbons. Wonderful job on the sketch challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Janine said...

VEry pretty Crystal!

Kristine said...

Oh, I really LOVE this one!! :) Love the fun colors...and the cute image. Also love those Nesties--those would be so fun to work with, and they are perfect for this FUN-lovin' card! Great job =0)
Thanks for playing along with us at SSCC!! We love having you! :)
xXx

TexasGrammy said...

What a FUN card!
My favorite part is the multi-colored pinking background! Yay!

~Bev

Curt in Carmel said...

This is such a sweet card! I LOVE that little caterpillar in the corner. That was such a creative touch to your card. All the detail is simply wonderful! Best, Curt

Donna said...

what a wonderful card! congrats on Shining Star recognition!

Taylor said...

This is so pretty, Crystal! I love the bright colors and the pinked circles with the hot air balloon image! So fun to see your creation using our new set!

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