Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tilda with Balloons or is it Buttons

This card was made for Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 23 BUTTONS
I wanted to use BUTTONS as my feature, & what better way than with Balloons. I cut Tilda’s Thumb to hold the threads for the balloon strings. Cut the card shape out with my Cricut Expression and embossed the background. Machine stitched the design paper to give a little texture. Tilda was cut twice, and popped up for dimension, masking the existing balloons.

A huge thank you to Sharon Caudle from Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. Sharon was kind enough to share this card shape. Sharon designed this with Design Studio for the Cricut Die Cutting Machine. Sharon’s work is amazing, stop by her blog and see for yourself and say hi!!

Magnolia stamp - Tilda with Balloons
CS - Gina K Pure Luxury Heavy Weight
& Arjo Wiggins Curious Iridescent Cryogen White
Cricut - Storybook & George
Coloured with Copics
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swirls
Machine Stitched
DP, Buttons, Ribbon & thread - stash
Diamond Stickles
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts


PaperSunshine said...

It's just beautiful! Very well done, awesome coloring, great balloon buttons and card! Love it!

Anonymous said...

totally delightful and charming card! the buttons really make adorable balloons!
Pam Going Postal

Tracey Feeger said...

OMG this is absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is absolutely brilliant and great use of the buttons. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at MDUC.

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooooo....this is sooooooo ADORABLE, Jodie!!!! Love, love, love the colors and that blue gingham paper with the white looks fantastic! Tilda with her balloons just pops right off that card base. And how creative to replace the balloons with those cute buttons. I love it! thanks for the awesome shout out too, Jodie. Fabulous card, girlfriend! hugs!

Kellie said...

OH MY *picks jaw off the table* this is WOW stunning Jodie. I absolutely love, LOVE it! I really love the balloon effect that is just so creative! The whole thing is just fantastic! Pity it's not my birthday till next year, hahahaha. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

MDUC Site Owner.

Candy said...

Hi Jodie,
Your card is awesome - can't get over your GREAT colouring!!!!! Love the shape of the card and those buttons make wonderful balloons!! Sharon is wonderful, isn't she?
Hugs, Candy

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh, this is just delightful, Jodie! What a fabulous job you've done on this card. The coloring is gorgeous, and the button balloons are so delightful. Picture perfect!!!

Shawn said...

STUNNING! I love the button balloons, clever idea. The colour combo is lovely and fresh, she just pops.Great job!!
hugs, Diana

Patricia Garcia said...

SUPER card, I love everything about it!! The buttons look awesome, great idea!!


Suzanne J Dean said...

So, so cute & I LOVE buttons--especially when they're used so creatively! Fabulous card!


Kathy said...

This is so cute!! I love how you did the balloons with buttons!! That is brilliant!! Love the colors that you have used and the shape is fabulous as well!

cabio's craft corner said...

Oh Jodi, that is so cute. Love the way you use the buttons as balloons, very neat idea!

Nancy said...

Love your card Jodie! How very cute I love how you have colored Tilda adorable! The buttons for the ballons fabulous idea! And the little tag is cute as well! Great job!

Norma said...

Jodie, another beautiful card from you. Super idea with the buttons. Fantastic colouring as always. Your stiching is perfect--I have a hard time sewing in a circle. Love your shape card.
Thanks for playing and joining the challenge at MDUC.

Debbie Pamment said...

Am loving this take on the challenge Jodie - fabulous way to use the buttons and awesome colouring!
Thanx for playing along at MDUC

Sue said...

Your coloring is just beautiful. And the creative use of the buttons for balloons is wonderful. What a delightful circle card you have created. LOVE IT. Thanks for sharing it with us at the MDU Challenge this week. Please come back next time so we can see what you're creating.

stephanne said...

Oh wow wow wow. Too stinkin' cute!! Just fantastic all the way around, love your showcase of buttons, really the ideal button project and all of your other elements are gorgeous, colouring is amazing!! Wowzers!! Thanks for playing at MDU, can't wait to see what you come up with next time around!!

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