Thursday, February 4, 2010

Soaring By to Say Happy Valentine's Day

My job as Guest Designer for Inkspirations by Makeesha Byl is almost over; it's been fun. I made this card for my Aunt Ruby who lives in New Mexico. She loves receiving cards. Her health is poor. She's been living with Parkinson's disease for several years.

This week, Keesh gave us Sketch Challenge #18. I find sketch challenges harder than color challenges. I love how this card turned out, except the "Soaring by to say..." sentiment is not stamped as dark as I would like. I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the card, but it says "Happy Valentine's Day".

This is my first time using the Everyday Button Bits set from Papertrey Ink. I didn't use buttons, but I created chipboard using the 3 Heart Punch from SU!. I also masked off a word on the sentiment to make it fit my Valentine's Day theme.
If you want to play along, check out Keesh's blog. Check out the rest of the Design Team:

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients
Stamps: Everyday Button Bits (Papertrey Ink), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU!)
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU!), white paper, patterned paper (Color Box)
Ink: Memories Black
Tools: Martha Stewart Circle Butter
Other: white gel pen (Sakura), foam tape (3M), rope (SU!), rhinestones (Michael's)


Chantelle said...

Hey, such a cute card Anthonette - love the heart punch-outs for the balloons. You've done a great job with the sketch. x

~amy~ said...

Love how you added the hearts! sweet card Anthonette! Happy friday!

Deb Rymer said...

So pink and pretty! Love the heart "balloons", the beautiful use of subtle patterns, and that so-soft yarn treatment. Just lovely, Anthonette!

Tethered2Home said...

Your Aunt will love this, it's so darn cute!

Anonymous said...

Anthonette, your card is stunning! I love it. Those cute heart balloons are just gorgeous!
Kirsty xx

~kelly marie~ said...

I adore this! The heart hot air balloons are just WOW!

Mrs. Nancy G said...

Fabulously done. I love how the hearts pop. I think my cards can lack dimension other than the layered papers. Thanks for the inspiration.

It will certainly bring a smile to your Aunts face.


Cindy Major said...

This is just the cutest Valentine card!!! Love the heart-shaped balloons!

I'm sad to see you go - it's been fun having you on board!

Have a nice weekend,
Cindy :)

Pam S said...

This card so so awesome! I've been trying to use that stamp set with items other than buttons, but to no avail. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

ivy said...

such a bright & cheery card! love it!

Carly said...

This is so crazy cute!! Love it!