Thursday, February 23, 2012

Up Up and Away

What do we have here?  Well it happens to be a card I made for Heartfelt Creations with a Couture Creations Embossing folder from the World Fair Collection called Ascension.  I really would have liked to try my hand at steamp punk with this, but I will another time for sure.  This embossing folder really sparked my creative interest.

Here is what I used to create this:
Couture Reations World Fair Collection: Ascension Embossing Folder
HCPC 3363 Inspire Me Sentiments PreCut Set
HCD 716 Layered Elegant Swirl Die
HCD 713 Decorative Lace Border Die
HCD 703 Daisy Patch Die

Product ID: 472123 Spellbinders Foliage Shapeabilities
Product ID: 424413 Martha Stewart Garden Trellis Punch
Product ID: 354810 Spellbinders Classic Scallop Circle Large

Other: Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Recollection Pearls, Crochet thread,Stardust Stickles, Ribbon, White and Black Cardstock, Designer Paper.
As you can see in this picture, I cut away parts of the hot air balloon to show the card stock color underneath and give it an airy look.  The flowers were inspired by Andrea Ewen's beautiful creation from last week.

Thanks for visiting me today.  Be sure to stop by the Heartfelt Creations Blog for the complete instructions on how to create this card for yourself!


Love crafts forever said...

Your card is beautiful Carol, Love your flowers.
PS. Please do not visit my blog, it's not safe now. Posible i will need to shut it down if i can't fix.
Hugs Nataliya

JD/ Jill said...

This is creative...!

Glenda said...

This is so creative! I love the colors and your use of the folder!

Emily Keaton said...

Wowwee!! Carol, how many delicious layers do you have here??? I'll bet you lost count;). I love that beautiful white hot air balloon. And pearls, pearls everywhere!!!!

Marisa said...

Your hot air balloon is fabulous!! Love how you used the pearls on it and I loving all the white! Fabulous details as always :)

Benzi said...

Carol, what a super creation. I thought your title meant you had left on vacation already. LOL That is such an interesting folder....sure got my attention. BTW, I have no doubt you can do steam punk with the best of them.

Nan G said...

I feel in love with your balloons the moment I saw them on the HC blog!! This is a stunning creation!

Whimcees said...


Wow this is some card - very beautiful! I went to the Heartfelt Creations Blog and looked at their projects - very detailed and lovely! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Carole said...

Stunning creation Carol, love what you have done.

Nan G said...

I keep coming back to look at this card it is so beautiful!

Linda ( said...

wow this card is gorgeous with depth. The beauty transends me of being in a hot air balloon.
Thank You

Unknown said...

Oh so stunning! All the layers, textures, and pearls are marvelous.


Candy's Creations Blog said...

So creative and I really like all the layers!

Andrea Ewen said...

Oh my goodness...this is stunning, Carol! Beautiful use of white and pearls, and embossing, and flowers....oh, I could gush on and on! Your flowers came out marvelously...just the right amount of curl to make them look so life-like. Absolutely amazing use of die cuts, too...Remarkable!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Did you hear that thud? That was my jaw, hitting the floor. OMG, Carol! You gild a lily REALLY well. This has left me speechless!

Anonymous said...

Carol we so love what you did with our embossing folder ...your card is stunning ♥