Happy October 1st! I cannot believe September just flew by! I guess time goes fast when one is having fun and secretly planning something. :D There are a lot of exciting things going on this month, not only in my personal life, but crafting and blogging too. I won't be able to share the crafty news with you today, but I will tell you that it involves lots of FUN and STAMPS! And, NO! I'm not starting a new stamp company just in case some of you are thinking that. I can't even draw or create a brush in photoshop, so starting a stamp company is very unlikely. I'm just so excited that some days I can barely sit still! :) I just thought I tell you a little something so you know what's going on if you don't see a card from me for several days. :)
Anywho, today, I have a birthday card to share using one of the cute doxie from Newton's Nook Designs Delightful Doxies set. I just adore those cute doxies and love how much fun they are having. This one in particular is tied to a balloon! How fun is that! To be able to drift far away with the clouds to wherever she's going sounds wonderful. And dreamy.
The clouds patterned paper is actually a piece of vellum paper from Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection. This is one of the paper that I held on to for many years and just finally decided it was time to use it. I don't really see these types of specialty papers at Michaels, Hobby Lobby or JoAnn. This paper was actually bought at Archivers when we still had one in our area. I actually miss going there with my sister. It was one of the place that my sister and I bonded over and it's also how I found scrapbooking. Taking classes, browsing the isles and standing at their counter making make-and-take projects. Such fun memories! Oh, well, there's nothing that one can do except treasure the memories made there. I'm sorry for going off topic and went a little mushy on you guys.
As you can see in the photo above, I added some glossy accents to the balloons and heat embossed the strings. The doxie was colored with Copic Markers and so was the balloons and butterfly. I don't know if you can see in the photo, but I added some tiny white dots on one of the butterfly wings using the Uni-ball White Gel pen. The giant cloud was die-cut using Mama Elephant Landscape Trio. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up! Petite Pairs set.
Well, I hope you were inspired by today's card! Thanks again for stopping by and seeing my work! Enjoy the rest of your week!