Monday, August 30, 2010

Paper Trey Ink's Up, Up and Away

Hello all! I hope your week is going well. This is a card I made for a Judge (I work in a Hearings and Appeals Office) that was moving away from our office. I figured these images were just perfect for him. He "loved" it!

I used Paper Trey Ink's "Up, up and away" set. There are so many different images with this set. I also used the balloon dies and cloud dies that go with this set. Soooo easy. I colored the balloons with my Copics. Sponged the edges of the clouds with Momento Summer Sky. Used dimensionals. The cardstock is Paper Trey's Enchanted Evening. I also used the Background Basics Woodgrain stamps in VersaMark and then sprinkled clear embossing powder and heat embossed.

The sentiment is computer generated using Spellbinders die (sorry I threw away the package and do not know the name of the die).

I did not have time to photo the inside, because the card was made in less than an hour and it was for a special event for this Judge at the office. However, I did put a couple of balloons on the inside with a sentiment meant just for someone special going away!!

Please click on the picture to get a better view. Again, I photographed this at night and the lighting, though fair, was not as good as I would have liked it to be.

Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to make such lovely comments! I am on my way to visit your blogs so I can check out what my faithful peeps have been doing lately! God Bless :)

25 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Velta, my dear, this is so gorgeous!!! I am still not getting your updates. Have you checked the Followers gadget? I am so sorry that I have not been around..it's almost lik if I don't see it in my inbox or my Blogger updates I foret. Please, forgive me my friend!! Love your card...this vibrant blue is so awesome. I hope all is well!! Hugs, Sabrina

Beate said...

What a wonderful card, Velta. Love your popped up images!
Hugs and smiles

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Velta! Love the colorful hot air balloons!

The Rubber Maid said...

Perfect card for your judge friend. Love your hot air balloons. Pat

Joy said...

Velta, left a message for Tanya about you joining the swap!

So good to hear from you!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is wonderful Velta!
I am sure he loved it!
Great colouring and such a gorgeous design!
hugs
kim x

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh FUN Velta, FABULOUS work.

Rosemary said...

what a great card for the judge! i bet he did love it! thanks for your lovely comments!! blessings!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Velta.

Hugs Riet.xx

Selena said...

WOW! I love hot air balloons and this is amazing!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Velta, I have missed seeing your amazing projects, I don't know why you don't show up on my sidebar. :-( this is so beautiful, I am sure he enjoyed it.

Our Little Inspirations said...

This is a perfect card for someone moving on!! Blue skies, billowy clouds and a hot-air balloon trip, what could be better? I just love the woodgrain embossing on the bottom front of the card! Rich, elegant and such a thoughtful card to give!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! A card for a Judge! Impressive, Velta! I am sure he did love it! Great colors and detailing! I have my eye on these balloons. Great design and the woodgrain background is fantastic clear embossed. Great looking card!

Silli said...

OM Velta, your card is so funny...love the images, love the colors... Very pretty...BIG hugs and happy friday!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, that's cute, Velta! You're right, it is perfect for someone who is moving up and away. I never thought of that analogy for this set, but I LOVE it! Have a super weekend!

Rose Ann said...

I'm not surprised he loved this so much, Velta! It's fabulous!! Love your balloons and clouds so much!!

Sorry I haven't been by to visit in a while. I am not getting your updates through Google Reader, for some reason.

Carol said...

Hi Velta! Your comment at my blog made me chuckle!!! "Five little pumpkins, sitting at the gate, the first one said, 'Oh my it's getting late!' The second one said, 'There are witches in the air!' The third one said, 'But we don't care!' The fourth one said, 'Let's run and run and run!' The fifth one said, 'I'm ready for some fun!' Ooooo Oooooo went the wind and out [clap your hands] went the lights! And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight."

Your card is beautiful! I don't yet (yet!) have any PTI stamps in my stamping arsenal, but I have several sets on my wish list!!!

By the way, I am having issues getting updates for your blog, as others have mentioned. I have signed up as a follower, removed myself as a follower and re-signed up . . . When I try to access your blog through Google Reader, I get posts of over a year ago . . . nothing current. Your profile shows two different blogs . . . I think perhaps that is where the problem lies, one is interfering with the other. I don't understand it, because I "followed" from this site. If I am lax in viewing and posting, I apologize, because I don't mean to be!

Loretta said...

Velta, this card looks so happy!!! Wonderful.

"Um Buggin" said...

Hello Velta! No surprise that the judge loved your card my friend, as this is just amazing.! Love the colors and the theme is perfect for someone leaving. You put your heart and soul into your creations my dear, and it shows with the wonderful work you do. Gotta check out PTI stamps, love this one. Have a great holiday.
OH, BTW, I don't get your updates either. Velta, you need to check your setting in blogger, if you need help e-mail me.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh this is awesome Velta! I can see why he liked it. Bright colours and great design..perfecto!

Grace said...

Hi Velta.... this is such a special send off to a friend or coworker! Love the images and your coloring! The lighting is just fine... looks great! Have a great week!
Grace

Yvonne Hagane said...

No wonder why he loved it, Velta...It`s gorgeous!! I love how the fun colors just pops out of the black. Great design!

Julia Aston said...

How fun is this pretty card Velta! love the balloons, the clouds and great blue sky!

Janine said...

Beautiful Velta!!

Niki Estes said...

Oh, how cute! I love the balloons within the box and the clouds coming out of the box. Great dimension, too!