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Aug 24, 2009

CIC21 Celestial Moon

Oh My Stars!!! - Aren't those cupcakes heavenly. Don't you just love the bright, cheery colors, the puffy white clouds with their silver linings and the wonderful balloons floating through the air.

Since I don't own a single Hot Air Balloon image I decided to take a bit of different route with the inspiration photo. I decided to use a moon image as it's a celestial image and I felt it related to the them of the Air Balloons, just on a different level. I went with the bright colors of the stars and balloons as well.

The moon image (SU-Sun,Moon and Stars - retired)was colored with Prisma Color pencils and blended with gamsol. I masked the image and sponged on Ballet Blue ink. Then I highlighted the swirls with a Silve Spica Glitter pen and added a punched star (Folk Star) in Brushed Silver cs.

My card base is Ballet Blue layered with Whisper White, Summer Sun embossed with my new Star Cuttlebug Embossing Folder. I added a piece of SU Summer Picnic-retired DP and a border of Brushed Silver punch with my Wavy Border (EK Success) punch.

The sentiment was computer generated and then punched with Labels Nestabilitie Dies and tied with French Blue (SU retired) grosgrain ribbon. I mounted the image with foam tape.

I hope you enjoy my take on the inspiration photo and will want to try it out for yourself. Just vivit Hope's Blog and leave a link to your card there.


  1. Very cool!!! See how clever you are coming up with a great design without having a hot air balloon!

  2. Love your take on the inspiration photo...the moon is perfect and I love your colour choices and embossed paper!

  3. Wonderful! Love that set, I am partial to all things celestial! Thanks for playing!!

  4. Wonderful, wonderful card! I love the moon image and the star you added! Really love the colors of the papers and the layout of the card!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration, Ida!

  5. Adorable...this celestial stamp is so lovely! Great job!

  6. Awesome card, Ida! The moon is fantastic. . hey, I remember that stamp set. I still have it. . .it's nice to see a card made with it. Gotta love the old SU sets!!


  7. Great card!

    Not sure I'll get a chance to play this week. Hopefully next week will be a bit less hectic.