Sunday, March 15, 2015

Cardabilities Team Reveal & Card Debut

Good Morning Again My Friends!  
WOW!  Busy day today!
(If you're looking for my DT card for 613 Avenue Creates, please scroll down.)

I'm thrilled today to share my DEBUT card for my new design team spot over on the amazing Cardabiltities Card Sketch Challenge Blog.  This is reveal #119 ... check it out ...

We are happy to have The Stamping Boutique as our sponsor today!

 The Stamping Boutique

I must admit I struggled a bit with today's sketch (or maybe it was just stage fright! LOL).
I don't do a lot of 'shape' cards so this was truly a challenge for me ... but I forged ahead and here's what I came up with.  The adorable digi image I created with today from The Stamping Boutique is called 'Little Girl With a Balloon.

After cutting my circular card and having it partially put together, I decided it was just TOO PLAIN!  Since I didn't have a larger die, I proceeded to tape it down to a pretty piece of Cardmaking & Papercraft (free) design paper and free hand cut my decorative scallop background panel.  A bit of sponging around the edge and VIOLA!  Happier now! 

For my added balloons, I cut the surrounding balloons off the Die-Mensions 'Balloon Bash' die cut using white card stock and colored each balloon a different color with my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers.

If you are new to the Cardabilities site, here are some important links you'll want to take a peek at and hopefully get involved in! AND, if you are a scrap booker, check out the TAB on our blog, linking you to the scrap booking sketch blog.  We have inspiration everywhere!!!

REMEMBER, you have until March 28th to join in our sketch challenge fun!!

 Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and for your support/encouragement!
But before I go ... 
here are a few challenges I'd like to share in today:
Brown Sugar Challenge - Shaped cards


Papers:  White cs, SU pattern pack design paper, Cardmaking & Papercraft luxury paper pack,  
Dies:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilxon 'Italian Collection' Decorative Frames, Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layers',
Die-Mensions 'Balloon Bash', Elizabeth Craft 'Happy Birthday', Marianne 'leaves', 
Accessories:  Martha Stewart 'heart border punch', dimensional tape, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers, small sponge dauber, Colorbox 'berrylicious' ink


Cardabilities said...

love what you did with the digital image, beautiful details and balloons, looking forward to working with you this term at Cardabilities.

BBart said...

Beautiful card and details.

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Darlene, you did great with this digi. I love how you added extra balloons. Very festival card with all the bright colors.

Céline said...

beautiful shaped card
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

Gea said...

Lovely card . Thank you for joining Brown Sugar

Diane said...

Sun a fun and happy card.."bursting" with birthday goodness!!! Congrats on being on the Cardabilities team...can't wait to see all your lovely creations!!

Lilian YF said...

Love your card! Fun colors!
Lilian Cardabilities DT