Saturday, 4 February 2012

CASual Fridays On the Red Carpet take 3

Today, I've tried a different kind of card - my first entry to this week's CASual Fridays challenge "On the Red Carpet" was all stamping, and the second had stamping in the background, but the sentiment on this card is the only bit of stamping - all the rest is paper piecing, and the background was done by masking and sponging.  Can you guess from which film I took my inspiration?

 Did you guess "Around the world in 80 days?" Well done!  :)

Seeing as the balloon is paper pieced (no stamp - I drew it myself and cut out templates), and the grass is hand cut (with standard scissors, by the way!), and the banner with the sentiment was hand cut, too, I'll also submit this to Moxie Fab's Cutting and Trimming Challenge, and to Lilypad cards Patterned paper challenge.

Also, The Ribbon Carousel has a paper piecing challenge this week, so you'll see a link there, too :)

I did the background by die cutting some clouds with a die from Memory Box, annd then sponging all around with Hero Hues Soft Pool ink, using my Ranger ink blending tool.  Because of this, I'll also submit this to Moxie Fab's Die Cutting Challenge.


  1. SO beautifully done, Michelle! I love the pretty and soft colors. This is such a cute scene card! I also love that movie! (I remember watching it along with my father-in-law on a cruise in 2004 and it was so much fun to watch with him and my kids). So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Such a great card Michelle. Love that sponged sky. Very effective!

  3. I'm having a little giggle because my short people are watching that DVD right now!! Awesome movie and I love your interpretation :) Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this card! Of all the thumbnails linked at CAS-ual Fridays, this card was the most eye-catching to me. And that balloon??? You killed it!

  5. Cutted by yourself, well done! The card is such an inspiration, bright colors, lovely!

  6. Oh WOW!!! Fabulous job creating that hot air balloon yourself....the entire design of the card is just brilliant. I especially love the way you created the grass and sky!! :)

    Thanks so much for joining our paper piecing challenge at the Ribbon Carousel.


  7. Awesome work!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. Michelle I love the colours and design of this card, what a beauty.

  9. Hey Michelle! Thanks for linking this up to the Die Cutting Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  10. Beautiful paper-piecing, Michelle! Love the scene you created, and I'm so glad you shared it with us at Lily Pad Cards!


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