Friday, 27 May 2011

Pat On The Back

Hi Simply Sassy Fans!

For my Friday Inspiration post, I have used Carnival Balloon from the set 6 release. I have LOVED her since I saw a sneak peek from Tracy on the DT way back when. I finally colored her up and put her on card. She's definitely a favorite - perfect for a birthday card I think which I will be using her next for. I was experimenting here with some white space as you can see....I'm not sure what I think quite yet. I love the effect when I see it on other cards/layouts but I'm addicted to my big panel of pattern paper still! haha I think that balloon is DESIGNED for paper piecing - SO cute and fun to add even more colorful paper to my project. I loved coloring her with copics and unfortunately, I made this card about 2 weeks ago and did NOT write the colors down before putting my markers away!!! You can see I've paired her up with more Echo Park For The Record Collection *giggle* Geez, I seem to get stuck on one paper collection and design the heck out of it. I do have other papers..... 

Thanks for stopping by today and if you haven't had a chance, PLEASE take a look at my corner bookmark video tutorial from yesterday! I had so much fun putting it together and would love your feedback...Like should I do more?? Cuz, I think I wanna ;D

Stamp: Carnival Balloon Simply Sassy
Paper: Echo Park For The Record Collection
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Make it Crafy Laser Chipboard Filligree Jewels
Adhesive: Helmar Craft Glue


  1. This is so pretty, love your colouring and the image is so cute, I love echo park papers too.
    Suzi x
    ps. I loved your tutorial, I left a comment.

  2. She is gorgeous Carisa, lovely colouring,and paper piecing, a new game I like to play now too.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  3. I love the paper piecing on the balloon & agree wholeheartedly with your about the technique being perfect for this. I like the unusualness of this card - the bold black border is eye-catching against the white & the splashes of colour really add interest - as does that buckle with the flourishes behind it. Shall sit with a mug of coffee watching your tutorial.
    Paula (PEP)
    I'm behind with my commenting.

  4. This is super fun Carisa!! I love the colour you've used and your colouring is perfect - I love her rosey cheeks! Such a cute sentiment too!!

    xo Lou Mac.

  5. Beautiful Carisa! I love your paper piecing.

  6. Gorgeous Carisa, love the balloon and the different layout. Hugs Tracy x