Monday, February 13, 2017

Love is in the Air (literally)

OK, so I said my last post was going to be my last Valentine's Day post so let's just say this is an anytime card.  Fabulous.  While searching through challenges to find appropriate ones to enter my other cards in, I noticed a few where the theme was "Love is in the Air".  Ever since I noticed the theme, I just could not get it out of my head! I composed the card over and over in my thoughts until tonight I just HAD to make it.  

What I Used to Make my Card:
Pink Square Card Base (5 1/4" x 5 1/4")
All Night Media Stamp, Catnip, #838D (retired)
Hot Air Balloon, Silhouette File #26040
Scrabble Alphabet - Ma Vinci's Reliquary (closed)

Wendy Vecchi Red Geranium Ink

1/2" Scallop Square Punch, Marvy Uchida (retired)

Ranger Ink in Jet Black 
All of the cardstock is from my stash

This was a very quick card to make; it took me the longest to choose an alphabet to spell out "love" with.  What I did first was cut the hot air balloon out using the file from the Silhouette Store. I used dark gray cardstock for the outline of the balloon, light brown for the basket and pinkish purple for the actual balloon.  I went through my cat stamp stash and found one that I thought would fit best with the size of the balloon. I eyed where the basket
Just another peek
would be in relation to the card and stamped the kitty directly on the cardstock. I chose the grayish blue with white specks to seem like it is night time. The balloon was assembled and glued over the cat so all you see is the top half of his body, and how he is joyfully gazing up at the balloon (I don't know why it's a he.) The scrabble letters were stamped with Jet Black onto white card, punched out and glued to the balloon.  I took the panel with everything on it and attached that to a pink square card.  

I have had the alphabet stamps and the kitty stamp for years.  It amazes me when I think how long I've been stamping because I typically get bored with things quickly.  I've never been bored with stamping and having all the new goodies that come out continually helps keep things interesting.  Just don't look at my credit card bills <grin>.  Thank you so much for your visit ~ fondly, Christi

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Glitter 'n Sparkle - #226, Love is in the Air
Paper Creators - (M) Love is in the Air
Dragonfly Journeys - #85, Love is in the Air
Cardz for Gals - #40, Love is in the Air
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Cute
Come and Get It Challenges - Love is in the Air
Naughty or Nice Challenge - (M) #36, Love is in the Air Optional Colors


  1. Very creative and that cat is perfect to complete the scene. So glad you joined us at Come And Get It, CarolG

  2. Great card! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz. Sian.

  3. CUTE! Love the little kitty stamp ... Perfect with your balloon!
    (Hugs) Cara

    1. Oh Cara - if you could of seen my craft room as I was making this. It was SO stuck in my brain, yanno when that happens, it literally HAD to be made :) I'm glad you enjoy it :)

  4. Very cute design, Christi! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at CARDZ 4 GALZ challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  6. Fantastic, Christi! What a great job you did putting that darling little kitten inside the balloon basket. :-D Love the balloon cut.

    1. Thank you sweet NC - and I did it without an edit (although YOU can probably tell!!) LOL xoxoxo

  7. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges this month, your balloon card is great and I love the addition of the cat in the basket! Jo x

    1. Thank you Dotty Jo! If I could, everything I ever make would have a kitty ;)

  8. Love the cat in the balloon! (But is he gazing with joy or wondering how to get up there to claw it?) Great card concept. Thanks for joining us at Naughty or Nice Challenges!

    1. Great point Lindsey!! Let's say he's a bit high on some nip and isn't quiet sure what's going on?? LOL xx

  9. A beautiful card and a lovely colour palette.Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

  10. Hi Christi! Beautiful and so sweet with the scrabble letters. Pretty colors too. Thanks so much for joining my Love is in the Air blog challenge :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys


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