Wednesday, September 18, 2013

OWH Birthday Bash with Hero Arts


Welcome! I am super excited and honored to be participating in today's skip featuring the Hero Arts OWH Fundraiser stamp sets. You can see (and buy) the entire collection over at the Hero Arts website. You should be arriving here from the fabulous Kelly Rasmussen at KR Creations and you can find the start of of the skip at...

You've still got a lot to see so let's get right on with the card shares. The hot air balloon on this card is from the 'Happy Birthday' set and the sentiment comes from the 'Right At Home' set. I used one of the cloud cut outs and some chalks to create the cloud background (you can find an OWH tutorial here). I used a pencil to trace and then fussy cut the top edge of the card. This hot air balloon is so much fun to color. It's one of my favorites! I popped it up a bit using a bit of foam tape to give it the sensation that it's floating.

Onyx Black Ink (Versafine) • Blu Raspberry Ink, Mix-n-Match Banner Dies (My Favorite Things)
Hot Air Balloon is colored with Spectrum Noir Markers

My next card is created with the 'Right at Home' set. Like the clouds, I stamped and cut a house and used a pencil to trace a few, overlapping and staggering them to create the silhouette that I then cut by hand. I also stamped the fence image a couple of times, cutting and piecing it together. My moon is a simple circle punch with a bit of chalk around the edges to add the glow. The house is a combination of some paper piecing in the roof, windows and door and the brick is colored with markers. My stars are simply tiny, random crosses drawn with a white Signo Gel Pen and my Martha Stewart fringe scissors made it easy to add a bit of fun grass.

Onyx Black Ink (Versafine) • Fishtail Flag Dies, Hot Fudge Ink (My Favorite Things) • Fringe Scissors (Martha Stewart) • Circle Punch 1.25" (EK Success) • Coloring - Spectrum Noir Markers

That's it for me today! Many thanks to Hero Arts for all the wonderful OWH stamp sets they've created and their steadfast support of OWH and our mission. It's now my pleasure to send you on your way to see what the amazing and uber-talented Jennifer McGuire has in store for you at...




Happy Crafting!
signature


Happy Birthday (#CL646)
Right At Home (CL#583)




59 comments:

Laura Turcotte said...

Holy moley--those are AWESOME!!

Pammy J. said...

Love your cards, the home with the one light lit is too cute!

Betty: Reflections with Coffee said...

So detailed, so precious

JoAnn Ross said...

Wowza! Your cards are always wonderful, but these are full of awesome sauce! I LOVE, love, love all the special details on the second one.

Penny Ward said...

Oh my, Your cards are wonderful. The basket on the hot air balloon looks real. Gorgeous balloon btw. Love the single light lit in the house card...too cute!

Mary Locke said...

Your cards are beautiful! Thanks!

cm said...

Lovely cards; perfect for the fund-raiser you're supporting!!
c

Kathy S said...

Paula, Great work on the background and I love the bright colors in the balloon. TFS.

Sharon Roselli said...

wow your cards are awesome. Love the colors of the air balloon. the houses are so cool on your second card. we are so talented.

Tami B. said...

The house card is so sweet and put a lump in my throat just thinking about the Hero that will be sending it home. I have been crazy in love with the H.A. balloon stamp ever since Sandy made her coloring tutorial with it, love what you did with it too.

Nancy Keller said...

Aww, I always love your balloon cards! What a cute house, too! You could almost do a creepy version to make something cute for Halloween! I always love what you do. I'd love to CAS that balloon card this weekend. Thanks for sharing!!!

Isabelle said...

nice backgrounds you made
thanks for the chance
hugs
from belgium

Ann said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your cards! Your balloon is so bright and cheery, I love the torn paper and the shaped top also. Love the night scene on the second card.

Julie said...

What great scenes you created on these, Paula! I love the idea of using the house stamp repeated to create a silhouette... must swipe that :) Thanks for participating in our hop today!

Dixie Cochran said...

You've created clever scenes for your images, Paula. Cutting the top edge of the balloon card was smart!

madamewong said...

Love the use of the house stamp to make silhouettes of other houses. Very smart and a great use of all your mad design bootcamp skills.

Barbara said...

Beautiful and perfectly created. They are both fabulous!

Debbie Caldwell said...

Both cards are so great!!! Beautiful job as always Paula!!!

Colleen said...

WOW!! I love your hot air balloon! That background it so just perfect for it. And I must say I don't think I would have ever thought to make a silhouette with my stamps for a background. Thank for sharing and the fantastic ideas!! Amazing!

Darlene Satkewich said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the coloring on the hot air balloon and how you cut the top edge. The house card is fantastic with all the paper piecing!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards - love the bright colors on the first! The silhouette houses you created on the second - Fantastic!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are both totally amazingly lovely. Great bright and cheery coloring and fantastic layouts. Wow!

Sandy Allnock said...

Every time I think I've seen them all....you blow me away with more awesome ideas! The night houses?? BRILLIANT!

Virginia L. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Paula! They are perfect for OWH! So happy to see your cards in the OWH blog hop!! Well done!

Jen R said...

Both cards obviously took some time to make! And it shows up with how good the cards look. I love that the balloon card doesn't have a straight edge at the top! The torn edges for the mountains really add dimension and make the balloon look like it's floating high above the ground! Good job truly on both! radloffjen at cableone dot net

Yolanda said...

OMG I love all the details. Thanks for sharing.

Shelley C said...

Love these cards! The second one is just amazing, so much detail, lighting, and the glow of the moon! Awesome tip - thanks!

Cyndee Scholet said...

Both are such cute cards and I love the sentiments on both. Perfect for anyone serving in the military.

Marsha said...

What wonderful scenes you created. Love the skyline on the balloon card. Very clever. And oh so cute night card. Thanks for the wonderful ideas.

conil said...

I have and love both these sets. Use them alot. However, not as well as you did here. That balloon is gorgeous and you colored the house perfectly.

Sarah said...

Oh wow... I thought the balloon was great...but then I scrolled down...WOW! Love that fence--so cute!

Lucy Schmidt said...

Both cards are wonderful, which is what I expect from you and you always deliver. ;-) Love the house with the full moon and the lit windows.

rscholz said...

You cards are wonderful!!! I love how you cut the top on the first card. Thanks for sharing.

WhoMom said...

Wonderful, colorful, happy cards. I love these sentiments, the little reminders of home.
Lyn

Karen said...

Stunning cards! Love the colors and your wonderful creativity!

Sue D said...

Great scenes you created on both cards.

Andrea T said...

Both are great! I love the ground you put under the balloon. Looks like rolling hills.

Debra said...

Great cards...thank you for the inspirations!

SJ Carsten said...

really loved both cards but the house one is my fav

GrammySue's Creations said...

Beautiful cards -- love the hot air balloon.

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love the colorful balloon.

Diana N. said...

Both cards are terrific, but I especially like your clouds and the the hot air balloon.

byAnnette said...

Love the design & colors with the balloon. Great idea to trace the houses for a silhouette!

Iris said...

Pretty cards - love the balloon.
isoscia@aol.com

Lisa Brooks said...

Paula, I like both of your cards. the first one is my favorite. I just love the balloon and the way you created the background.

calamity jane said...

Paula, your cards are fantastic!! I'm new to your blog but an so impressed! This is a great organization...I see you've sent a LOT of cards!

Karen L K said...

Both of your cards are really creative great looking cards!

andreea said...

What beautiful cards! The balloon is adorable, makes you wanto to fly away. Love the ripped paper, it gives such a great touch to the background.
I like how you used the white gel pen, and the house silhouettes; very genuine:)

Shawnna Silvius said...

I just don't know which card I prefer, because they both are wonderful. The colors are so vibrant and the the sentiments are really great.

Sabrina said...

Your hot air balloon card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Gloria Reynolds said...

I always think that layered scenes are so time-consuming, but when I see a product like yours, I am motivated...thank you, thank you, thank you!

Susan C said...

The balloon colors are gorgeous!

sf_crafter said...

Paula,

Your cards are wonderful! I love the different green patterned paper that you torn for the hills on the first card and I really like the night time scene of the second card.

Bev

Jody said...

Especially love the hot air balloon card! The images look great and I love the fussy cutting at the top.

Melissa T. said...

I love that balloon, your coloring makes it look so soft. :)

Kelly said...

The background on the balloon card is great but your " home" card almost made me cry !!! Seriously cute!!

Kelly said...

The background on your balloon is great but your "home care almost made me cry!!! Seriously appropriate!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all the cards. the stamp sets are wonderful! Thanks for sharing! Barb in wichita

coco said...

So many great techniques described in both of your pretty cards! In addition to the beautiful cloud background & gorgeously colored balloon, I love the torn paper hills. Your second card looks right out of a warm autumn evening, with a glorious full moon on the rise. Very special cards, indeed!

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