Friday, April 12, 2013

Sun is shinning hot air ballon card made using the Artiste cartridge and the April stamp of the month.

Hello, friends!

Today's card is made using the Artiste cartridge and the April Stamp of the Month. I tried to mirror the clouds on the patterned paper by cutting out clouds and stuffing them behind the hot air balloon.I like the effect!

For the focal point I used the stamp of the month and heat embossing to add some texture to the cricut cut. This technique is really fun!

CCR file: https://www.box.com/s/jd7o6s3fxubwm9gsdh45
GYPSY file: https://www.box.com/s/v0vs2jyj5adfn5koyn1w


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                                                                             April Specials


It’s time to sign up as a Close To My Heart Independent Consultant! When you sign up as a Consultant in April, you’ll receive a little something extra for joining the Close To My Heart family—the April, May, June, and July Stamp of the Month stamp sets for free! These D-size stamp sets are great for a new Consultant to create artwork, bring to Gatherings, and show off to everyone. 
Now that’s a reason to celebrate!
*No additional shipping/handling or tax will be applied for the free stamp sets. Only new Consultants who sign up during the month of April will qualify for the free stamp sets. Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.
Dates: Offer valid April 1–30, 2013.

If you want more information email me or go here ==> New Consultant Information

 
April Stamp of the month (coordinates with the Artiste cartridge)
Get this Stamp of the Month set, My Sunshine,  for just $5 (S1304A) when you place an order of $50 or more.

To order click here ==> Melanie's Close To My Heart website



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103 comments:

Joan Smith said...

What a beautiful card you really outdid yourself. You did a great job on the clouds and your inking is so perfect. This card sure puts one in that special carefree and let's dream place. *hope I'm not being to corny* but I do love this card.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and what you did with the clouds. It's so much fun experimenting with those accents and embellishments. Color choice is so springish and makes you want to get out and soar. Thanks for sharing.

LST in Colorado

Crystal said...

Love hot air balloons....they are so beautiful!!!

Nancy said...

Wondering why the pictures aren't viewable on your blog? I tap on them & a message states not available, try later. This has been for 2 days.

Blossomin' Crystal said...

I'm not seeing any pictuers. Maybe it will work later. But i'm they are really cute.

Jackie B said...

I am having the same problem as Nancy. Unable to view your pictures for 2 days also. I retried several times.Hope this gets fixed soon, I enjoy your projects.

Anonymous said...

Photo viewing has been a problem for me as well...yesterday and today. I thought it was because I wanted to view on my iPad. I'm thinking that this month's stamp set is too cute NOT to add to my collection! Thanks for always bringing us such great ideas, as well as chances to win new cartridges.

craftyteacher9 WI

Kat said...

Way to cute! Love the hot air balloon and clouds.

lmkindell1 said...

I love your clouds they do add to the effect. Great card all around.
linda
lmkindell1@verizon.net

Pam said...

Your card is so pretty! Love the hot air balloon floating of into the wild blue yonder and fluffy white clouds. Thank you for the chance to win.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

I just got the Artiste cartridge and am excited to get some of the stamps that go with the cuts !

Terry J

Momof4inArlington said...

Absolutely delightful! I love the colors/patterns, layers/textures, and the sentiment! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

~ Jo ~ said...

I think your card today is soooo beautiful. I love how you layered the clouds to mimick the background. You did a great job and I love the texture on the balloon.

Hugs,
Jo

vickijmax said...

Beautiful.

Debbie (from Sugar Land) said...

Really cute card! I could not see your pictures yesterday morning, but by the evening they were back. All the rest of my 'blogger' feeds were doing fine...

sillygirl said...

Love the layered look to this card! Would love the create a critter 2!

Bobby said...

I'm not seeing the pictures either. Hmmmm

Marie said...

Good Morning! Looks like it is going to be a beautiful Spring day here. Hot Air Balloons are my favorite subject. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work. Thanks again for the chance to win a very cute cartridge.
Have a great day.

Julie said...

Very pretty. Love the layers. Makes me think of spring. :)

Sue D said...

I like the clouds you added to your hot air balloon card.

Tami B. said...

I love hot air balloons, great colors, & great design too.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Hmmm... I'm not able to see your photos either, and I couldn't see them yesterday.

Barb D. said...

Good idea with the clouds. Altho Art Philosophy is my "go to"cart, you inspire me to use my Artiste a lot more. I love starting out my day with your blog and all your wonderful projects. Thank you!

JustJules said...

Love those hot air balloons!! Beautiful work! TFS!
Julie

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is so cute! I adore that cloud paper!

Marianne Barkman said...

Love your card...have been inspired to use my Artiste cartridge more to try these cool cards. Would love to win the Create a Critter 2
. Thanks for sharinf

Barbara said...

Cute, cute, cute. Thanks for sharing. You are an amazing artist. I so appreciate seeing your lovely projects and how they inspire me.

Janet said...

I like the layers on the card you did for today. Thanks for continually sharing your ideas. Looking forward to see who wins the critter cartridge give away too!

Anonymous said...

All the cards you do are so nice, thanks for all the great ideas.
sekala45@roadrunner.com

Patricia Vickers said...

I love the idea of hot air balloons. What a great card. Thank you for sharing, you are an inspiration.

melanie said...

Hi, ladies! I am not sure why some of you can see the pictures and some of you cannot. I can see the pics on two different browsers, so I am unable to replicate the problem. It may be a blogger problem. For those of you who cannot see the project, can you see other pictures from the post?

Melanie

Barb Delaney Obarski said...

Sun is not shinning here in Minnesota, or should i say Minnesnowta...after just getting 8 more inches of snow yesterday...UGH! But this card brightens my day :) Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Hmm... I am not getting the pictures to load :-(

Steph Poyner said...

Love this card! Will be making this one for sure!

Anonymous said...

Love those little critters, that is a really cute card.
Thanks for sharing, Sherry

cropmom66 said...

Very cute!! Love the clouds on this card!

caj said...

Love this card...makes me want to take a ride. Thanks for the chance to win .

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! Love the sentiment! TFS

sherri young said...

Love this card especially the hot air balloons. I would love to win this cartridge. I have a 13 grandchildren and always looking for new ideas.
Thank you

sherri young said...

Love this card especially the hot air balloons. I would love to win this cartridge. I have a 13 grandchildren and always looking for new ideas.
Thank you

Amy Gehring said...

Bummer, I can't see the pictures either! I love this stamp set too! Thanks for the chance to win Create a Critter 2 - would love to own this cute cartridge.

shari cook said...

love love it so beautiful

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

I like all things Hot Air Balloon. I like to go to & photograph the Hot Air Balloons at Plano's Hot Air Balloon Festival each yr in Sept.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

Lovely cards. Have a great weekend.
marilyn2222 @ hotmail dot com
follower

SaraBug said...

Fun card, love all the layers.

Eva H. said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one not able to see the pics! It's been this way the last two days! Yesterday, I thought it was just me and for some reason they didn't show on my e-mail, but when clicking over to the blog they don't show up either! :-(

scrapinggamma said...

Love your card and thanks for sharing all your lovely work.

BethAnn M said...

I love hot air balloons, and this stamp really makes this cut special. TFS. BethAnn M.

Maria B. said...

Love your card. Thanks for showing us another way to use the April stamp of the month.

Crafty Zoo said...

Beautiful card! I love the clouds! They look great! :D

Debbie said...

love the hot air balloons great card, thanks for the chance to have a Create a Critter 2 cart
upnurse at aol dot com

Monica said...

What is it about hot air balloons and spring air? Love it all...

byAnnette said...

Really like the color combination you used!

Shannon said...

I love this card the clouds and pink ballon are great

Crhiga said...

Love the card!! TFS!!

Carol

Crhiga said...

Love the card!! TFS!!

Carol

Anonymous said...

Love to have this cart!!!

Teresa

tereyadolfo@hotmail.com

TeacherMom said...

Your card is really lovely! I love that you added texture! I can't wait to receive my consultant kit! Wish you could be my upline but I am in Canada. Rock on CTMH!!!!!
TeacherMom

norma said...

Awesome card. I don't have the artiste yet but I'm going to try to make this using what I do have. =) Love watching your videos and following your work. Thanks!

norma said...

Awesome card. I don't have the artiste yet but I'm going to try to make this using what I do have. =) Love watching your videos and following your work. Thanks!

Barb said...

What a cheerful card! It would make anybody's day. Thanks for sharing.

Josie0602 said...

I love the beauty and dimension of this card. I have been seeing some great cards with that cloud paper and yours is one of them!

Tracy

MyCjs said...

Really cute card. thanks for sharing

MyCjs said...
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Jackie B said...

Yeah!!! I can see the card now. Whatever the problem was it is fixed now. Thanks for sharing and looking into this matter. I just love the hot air balloon especially now that I can see it. LOL

Rene Stansell said...

Great card for the guys, I have been ballooning and it is great just like the Artiste cartridge. Thanks for the chance to win.
Rene from OZ xo

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Love the effect on the clouds. Totally rocks!

Lara said...

I can't see the card...but I know it is lovely. Hope we can figure out what is going on- I am using Firefox to view.

mea5798 said...

I love the card and the extra touch of outlining the clouds! thank you for sharing and have an amazing weekend!
marie

ottersln said...

Love this card!

RLS Innovations said...

Love that hot air balloon.

Sue
rolfe974@prodigy.net

ssnuce said...

Love the clouds! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kim B. said...

What amazing colors. It just makes the whole card POP!!!

Melissa Chesser said...

Love the cloud background

Karee Sue said...

what a pretty card, love the embossing,

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love the great clouds on this! Carri~Abusybee

julie said...

cute cute and what a great pick me up card or even just a birthday card and what a great 3d effect. brove again to you and your cards. thanks for sharing God Bless.

Laura said...

Love your card...Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge.

Sue S. said...

I love your card, especially that hot air balloon! Thanks for a chance to win!!

sueot33@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

Love the dimension that you created with the clouds being on two separate layers. Really sells the idea of the balloon floating up above!

Heather said...

Love this card! That paper is perfect!!
R6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

JustJules said...

Yes, this is a beautiful card. Love the clouds! Wonderful! TFS!
Julie

Rose said...

LOVE YOUR CARD! With all your layers/layering gives your card a
3-D affect!TFS
Rosebud222222222

Linda T said...

I like the hot air balloon stamp. Really great card.

D- said...

What a pretty card! TFS.
D- (email follower)
http:/designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

flscraplady said...

I love hot air balloons! You did a great job!

Anonymous said...

I love your cards. Thanks for sharing. You always give me some great ideas.

Natalie W.

Jeanette Rule said...

Love the embossing on the balloon. Really cute idea!

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scrapdiva said...

So beautiful,love the colors

scrapdiva said...

So beautiful,love the colors

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Melanie! I love the simplicity of this card and the pretty soft colors too! Hugs!

Blossomin' Crystal said...

I love the hot air balloon and love the colors.

Tanya said...

Wow! That is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing...going to go find my Artiste cartridge and get to work! You have a lot of talent putting colors together! Wow!
Tanya T

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty...I couldn't see the pics on day 1 of this post...now I can see it!!

UnikByYes said...

Fabulous Card Melanie, love every single detail especially the the pink brads and embossing!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!
Liz O

maribella said...

Beautiful card...loving all the details! Thanks for all your great work and the chance to win a cute cart!

mary lou said...

thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas! also, for the opportunity to win this fabulous cart!

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AJoy said...

Cute card. Love your paper choices.

April

Sue said...

Thanks for the inspiration...as always, and thanks for the opportunity to win French Manor!
sue

 
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