Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Up, Up & Away

My son's 2nd grade teacher just finished up a Master's in Teaching program and I wanted to make a special card for her to celebrate this awesome accomplishment! I remember when I finished up my Master's Degree with two active boys and one on the way in was a juggle, to say the least...and I TOTALLY appreciate the effort of another working mom who is not only raising a family, but growing professionally. Congrats, Mrs. Heubner!

The colors on my card were inspired by the ColourQ Color Challenge #31 using Crushed Curry, Brilliant Blue, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery & White. If you happen to want to play along at the ColourQ Color Challenge for the first time this week, let Arielle know I sent you and we'll both be in the drawing for a PRIZE. The layout of my card was inspired by the fabulous Viva La Verve May Week 1 sketch over at Splitcoaststampers. Debbie's Shabby Tea Room Challenge Week #8 "Get Your Bling On" calls for a little bling, so I cracked open some of that glitter I've been hoarding:)

I stamped the hot air balloon image with Brilliant Blue ink on the Whisper White cardstock, then again on a piece of Certainly Celery patterned paper, cut out the balloon portion and adhered it over the main image for a dimensional effect. It needed a little somethin' somethin', so I added some Fine Supernova glitter to the big dots...just the right sparkle:)

It's Hump Day...woo hoo!

Stamps: Up, Up & Away (Verve)
Paper: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White CS, Flock Together, Island Oasis, and (retired) Jersey Shore DSP
Ink: Brilliant Blue Classic Ink Pad, Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Marker
Other: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Scallop Trim Punch, Color Spritzer, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Fine Supernova Glitter


Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow Stacey! This is fabulous! The glitter is gorgeous! I have never used it before!!!

jaydee said...

Stacey, this is drop dead gorgeous. It caught my eye immediately in the gallery across at colourq
thanks so much for sharing

Denise said...

I think you nailed this color challenge! I haven't had time to get to it, but I love what you did with it!!!

Nicole said...

Pretty, pretty card! Love that image and the pop of color from the ribbon. Thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room! :)

Debbie said...

Super CUTE, Stacey! So glad you could join us again this week in the Tea Room :)

LeAnne said...

Very nice, Stacey! You are so thoughtful....and smart to use the CQC colors! :D

Kathy Martin said...

SOOOOOOO beautiful! Love all the polka dots and the design! :)

Sue Kohler said...

what a perfect card for your sons teacher, just love the glitter, such a perfect match! :)

Audrey Pettit said...

This is really beautiful! I love those colors together, and you just rocked that sketch. The glitter on the balloon is fab. Thanks for playing along with us at the Tea Room.

Terri E. said...

Super fun card with great bling accents.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Amazingly fabulous! Do you ever make a so-so card? You knock my socks off every time! Thanks for playing at the ColourQ!