Saturday, August 28, 2010

CAS DT Search: Round 2

Woohoo! I made it to the second round of the CAS DT Search on SCS. Our challenge was to use patterned paper, which normally wouldn't be a problem. Of course, once I was told I had to use it, I couldn't figure out what to do. I also was tempted by this month's Wplus9's Color Cue of aqua, gold, red, and white (one of my favorite card color combinations of all time). I ended up pairing SU Sweet Slumber dp with forty-five minutes of cutting balloons and created this:
Can you guess the movie I was inpsired by? If you can't guess it, I'm not sure I can be blog friends with you. I cut the house out of So Saffron; the doors, windows, and roof from Baja Breeze, and the chimney from Riding Hood Red. I used this Rubber Romance stamp that I got in a RR grab bag for the balloons. I started by stamping it on So Saffron, RHR, and Baja Breeze and cutting out the entire bunch. I planned where I wanted to have the balloons and drew the string lines with a fine-tip black marking pen. Then I stamped the balloons onto various papers from the Sweet Slumber DP and just started gluing them down. I knew if I started to actually plan where I wanted each design, I would end up fooling with it for 3 hours, so I just used my glue stick and stuck each balloon down as I cut it. I added the heart since this will be for my DH.

Thanks for dropping by--I can't believe I've gone almost another week without posting. School is in full swing this week with tests to grade and such, but I keep hoping things will calm down soon. I need to (a) start making some more cards and (b) start scheduling some mid-week posts!

8 comments:

Emily Leiphart said...

Meg, this is a jaw-dropper! Girl, you need to get yourself a balloon punch. LOL It's BEAUTIFUL and your DH is going to love it. Awesome job on the challenge!

Beedubya said...

Pure freakin' awesomeness. And it's from UP so can I still be your blog buddy? LOL!

Hugs,
Brandi

Angela said...

Holy cannoli! I can't believe you cut all those adorable balloons out! I'm with Em -- get a punch! ) This card is absolutely AMAZING! If it doesn't get you to the next round, I'll resign from SCS in protest. Now go grade something. Or not!

Lisa Lara said...

Hee this is clever. I just love it Meg. Good Luck.

Karen H. said...

Love it Meg. Glad you found time (and lots of it, lol) to make the card!

Jess said...

I love the paper-piecediness of this card! And the dedication that this must have taken... Wow! I hope you win! :)

Cheryl said...

I love this card! I couldn't image cutting out all the balloons. It must have taken you forever but the result is amazing.

Good luck!

Elise said...

Ooooooow, Meg! Ambitious and WONDERFUL work, here, m'dear! I {*swoon!*} loved THAT movie, and this is one fantastic way to celebrate this always fabulous color combo! As always, it's such a joy to see your fine work and this time - EVEN MORE JOY! Exceptional crafting, sweet gal! THANKS, ever so much for sharing this!