Sunday, June 28, 2015


And hello, happy Sunday to all!

Edited to add on June 30th, 2015: It seems my computer and I are back at it-- it started up another rebellion and it (it, being my evil nemesis aka computer) defied the laws of logic and made this post disappear! Grrrrr. And the last saved draft was without photographs, so I'm trying to rectify the matter and reposting pictures/rewritting the steps taken to create this card. I shall persevere, my nemesis! <--- Yeah, I'm looney...but I think hope in a "Looney-Tunes" cute sorta way and not in an axe-wielding murderess sorta way, ;) And back to the post:

I'm back with a card for this week's (*gasp*, you guessed it right! hehe) Make-It-Monday challenge. The challenge this time around, shared by Danielle Flanders over on Nichole Heady's blog is to have an element/focal point that is part of the interior of the card AND the front. Genius, right? I've always know that Danielle Flanders is incredibly talented, in fact I believe she is  supercalifragilisticexpialidocious talented! <--- Yes, that's not a Merriam-Webster approved word. But if Mary Poppins can get away with it, well so can I, right?! But I digress... Here's my take on the technique:

I strongly believe that the technique truly shines when the card is upright. It allows for immediately spotting the concept of "Bringing the Inside Out" and "Wow Factor". 

I included this photo as I wanted to show that this technique is marvelous, especially if you shall be mailing the card, as I did. It provides such depth and dimension without adding bulk!

 Above and to the left,  are detailed shots of the coloring. The stamp set used for the banners/tassels is from Mama Elephant and is new to me. I absolutely love it, but unfortunately I simply couldn't budget for the companion dies, so these were fussy cut (and rather imperfectly, I might add)!

This shot (below) shows the fun effect created with the over-hanging front sentiment.


  1. Beautiful card. Love how you have brought the balloon from inside out. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -Anything Goes!

  2. This is amazing! Love everything about it!!! xo
    And thank you for your kind words...that was so sweet of you!