Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kangaroos and Hot Air Balloons

Both of these things are fun and both are part of my post for today.
 I pulled out a Paper Smooches stamp for this card. I got my inspiration for a kraft colored image from this blog, her projects are just plain adorable! I thought a good fit was the retro sketch for this week.
 The red heart is actually colored with some wonderful, Adirondac color wash in Red Pepper. It is such a yummy red.
 Here is the retro sketch.
 This card uses a couple of my brand new Hero Arts stamps so that makes it fit the Simon Says Stamp challenge for NEW.  The map background paper is from Crate paper.
 I stamped the Tweed background stamp first with black ink and then stamped the balloon stamp over that. It made the balloon have a great pattern. The circle ring is cut with the Kreaxions circle cutter, the best circle cutter out there!!!
Here is the Simon Says Stamp challenge for something NEW.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)


  1. Gorgeous cards Linda :-) Both are fabulous ! I love the kangaroo ,,, so very cute and the balloon is FAB ! I love the design you used and the colours and layout are lovely :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  2. These are fabulous!! I am IN LOVE with that kangaroo!! Tooooooooooo cute!!

  3. That kangaroo is adorable. Great for a kid's card.
    Happy New Year Lnda

  4. Oh how cute is that first card and I LOVE the hot air balloon too. Great cards!

  5. Sweet cards Linda. Especially love the hot air balloon. The yellow loosk great with the black.

  6. Boy, you ARE good with cards Linda, all gorgeous!

  7. These are both wonderful. Especially love the fun happy colors and design of the balloon card. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

  8. OHHHH! I love love love this card--I LOVE your design and that kiss over the sentiment! FAB! LOVE your coloring/shading!! LOVE it all:) THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS Anything Goes challenge!!! Can’t wait to see what you create for this week’s challenge– Vintage:)