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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sheer Cloud Card - 2 Sketches 4 You and Whimsie Doodles

When I saw the latest sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 55 - I thought it would be a great sketch for a 'scenery card'. Whimsie Doodles' Every Other Day rubber stamp set is perfect for creating said scene.

I started off by creating a top-fold frosted card base using a ShortCuts Full Frosted Sheet. This material gives a cloudy appearance for the sky, and even when the card is closed, you are able to see the sky blue paper that I adhered to the inside of the card.

I paper-pieced the cupcake-topped hot air balloon, but before I did that I stamped the entire image using StazOn onto the card front. That allowed me to avoid cutting out the strings on the balloon by hand. The white clouds were also stamped using StazOn, but these are on the inside of the front of the card. The glitter was added to the top by placing a Mini Glue Dot in the stamped circle, then applying the glitter. Much easier than waiting for glue to dry.

To tie the sentiment into the image, I decided to use some sparkly red embossing powder to match the cherry on the cupcake. I really need to pull out my embossing powders more often; I rarely use them, but love the way they look. The rolling hill was created by cutting a strip of green paper using my Creative Memories Wavy Cutter. This personal trimmer has two different sizes of waves and is one of my favorite tools. (ETA: I tried to find a link on the CM website, but it looks like they may not sell this any longer...)

Make sure to check out what the rest of the Doodlelicious Divas have been creating this month - all of their blogs are linked to the left.

Challenges used for this card:
2 Sketches 4 You - Kazan's Sketch 55

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Thanks for stopping by and, as always, comments are greatly appreciated!

Rubber Stamps: Whimsie Doodles (Every Other Day); Patterned Paper: DCWV (Linen Closet), My Mind's Eye (Home); Cardstock: ShortCuts (Frosted); Inks: StazOn (White, Jet Black), Versamark; Embossing Powder: Stampendous (Red Tinsel); Glitter: Martha Stewart (Garnet); Adhesive: Xyron, Glue Dots (Mini), ATG


  1. wow! this is a beauty! and i sooooo hear ya on the embossing powder!

  2. Love the card and the use of frosted sheet gave a great effect.
    Made me think of my balloon ride.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Hi Alicia! Your cards are always so cute! Love this cupcake balloon, just adorable with all the details you've added!

  5. How cute! Love the ice cream cone/balloon image.

  6. VERY cute card! I love the sentiment! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! Have a beautiful day!

  7. How friggin' cute is that flying cupcake!!?? Gorgeous layout, total winner in my books.

  8. Wow you've really put a lot of work into this beautiful card Alicia!

  9. I love this! The frosted sheet, the embossing powders, the glitter - all perfect!