Monday, December 26, 2011

Clearly Inspired Birthdays

Hello and happy Tuesday.  Today I'm sharing with you a couple of cards I made for the Clearly Inspired Birthday challenge. 

I was inspired for my first card by some Imanginese cloud designer paper and decided to do a card with a hot air balloon.  So I pulled out my Daisy Hot Air Balloon by Clear Dollar Stamps and stamped it twice onto white card stock using memento tuxedo black ink.  Once my images were colored with prismacolor markers, I cut one complete balloon out to pop up on pop dots and added a "make a wish" metal sticker to the center of the daisy.  Once that was done, I added some Recollections cloud brads I found on clearance at Michael's, a butterfly brad, and then added everything to the card.

My second card is a clean and simple style card using the retired Dairy Delights set from Clear Dollar Stamps.  I pulled out some scrap card stock from printing digital images, folded it to make a smaller card, and stamped my image with saying in memento tuxedo black ink then colored it with koh-i-noor pencils and a blender marker.

Both cards only took a few minutes to make, yet are totally different in style and format.  Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great day.

Stamps: CDS Daisy Hot Air Balloon, Dairy Delights
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin Up! Baja Breeze
Card Stock: White, Stampin Up! Baja Breeze, Barely Banana, Imanginece Designer Paper
Accessories: Prismacolor Markers, Koh-I-Noor Pencils, Blender Marker, Pop Dots, Brads, Metal Sticker, Stipple Brush


  1. I like both of them! I'm glad to see that someone else is inspired by paper! What an awesome card you ended up with. I love the saying for the bottom one and must go see if they still have it (that's one I don't have...yet)

    Thanks for making "Birthday" cards with us at Clearly iStamp. Hope to see you on Jan 6th when the new challenge is posted.

    P.S. - Have you checked out the blog lately? If not you might want to!! Congrats is in order to you!

  2. Love both of these adorable cards, Bonnie. The sentiment on the second one really made me smile... "just a little melted"! LOL