Monday, January 25, 2016

Flowers & Balloons

Good morning!  I have two cards to share today for seven challenges.  This first card was inspired by the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, the colours at The Colour Throwdown, the Hello challenge at Little Tangles and the paper piecing challenge at CAS on Sunday.  I paper pieced the flowers from an early Neat & Tangled set, added some gems and arranged them on a die cut panel.  I curled the edges of all the flowers and added a second layer on foam tape for the pink flower.

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Papertrey Ink, (White) Bazzill
Patterned Paper:  (My Girl 6x6) American Crafts
Stamps:  (All from Fresh Blooms) Neat & Tangled
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Crumb Cake) Stampin' Up
Dies:  (Finished Frames) Avery Elle
Gem:  (Pink, clear) Recollections, (Turquoise) Doodlebug

This next card uses the sketch from Just Add Ink, the colours from ColourQ and the CAS challenge at Seize the Birthday.  I love those Lil' Inker balloons and use them quite often - yes I actually have some non-NBUS stuff in my stash!  :)  If you used different colours this would make a great guy card.  That's all for now.  I'll see you tomorrow for CASology!  

Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, So Saffron, Crumb Cake) Stamping' Up
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Bold Wishes) CASual Fridays
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Balloons) Lil' Inker Designs, (Finished Frames) Avery Elle
Glitter:  (Clear Wink of Stella) Zig
Gem:  Recollections


Susan said...

Pretty them both! Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Jen Brum said...

What a great set of cards! I love those flowers and their sparkly centres! Great sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Shelly said...

Fabulous cards, Jen!!
Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

Nancy said...

Awesome job with the sketch and love those balloons! Thanks for playing along with the girls and I at Seize the Birthday!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet cards! So glad you shared one at FMS!

Christine Blain said...

Great take on our sketch, with your balloon card, Jen. Love it! Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week.

Lori said...

Great designs! Love the fab paper pieced flowers with the sparkly gem centers. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Lisa Elton said...

Love both of your fabulous cards Jen!! Thanks fro joining us at ColourQ!

Tina said...

Balloons have been popular for this sketch - but why not when they work so well! I love your balloons, especially with the hearts. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

KimB said...

Love your use of balloons for the sketch Jen - they are bold, bright and fun! That simple stitching border was a great way to finish off the top panel. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

I love how you've used a sentiment as part of the 4 elements on our sketch this week. Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

JAI Design Team

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen wonderful cards, your FMM flowers are so fun--love the paper piecing and your LI balloons popped right out of the gallery. Thank you for sharing with us at the colourQ!

Anonymous said...

Lovely fun Birthday card - think it would be great for a variety of people. Chantell JAI

JoAnn said...

Great cards. Love them both. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

Lindsey said...

Love these two cards and the way you combined challenges into two CAS-beauty cards!

Bobby said...

I love the arrangement you used for your balloons and sentiment, Jen.

Mariken said...

Beautiful card!
Thank you for joining our challenge Paperpiecing at CAS on Sunday!

cm said...

Such pretty paper-pieced flowers, Jen; their top-corner placement is so eye-catching! I need to work on moving my images around, because as we know, I'm same old, same old! Your balloons and sentiment: ACK! Love them, and guess what, I 'think' I have that Lil' Inker set too...somewhere...and I definitely have that sentiment because it's sitting in my NBUS pile! Call me 'inspired' by what you've done in pairing them! Fabulous!