Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Up, Up and Away




This week's House Mouse challenge was to make a Valentine card. I used my little Happy Hopper and let him get carried away with a bunch of red, heart-studded balloons. He's showcased amongst Su's Candy Lane DP. This came with the recently-offered bundle that included the "Love You Much" stamp set, the DP, and the 3-heart punch. I'm so glad I got this as I love the papers as well as the stamp set and punch. The small "Valentine" sentiment is from "Hearts on Fire" from Verve, as is the row of hearts along the bottom. The other sentiment was put together with my Just-Rite stamper letters. I scallop-punched it out and drew little hearts in each of the scallops. All of it is mounted on Chocolate Chip CS. My Happy Hopper is colored with Copics and then gone over to some degree with Prismacolor pencils. I had fun doing this and just might have to make a few more. Be sure to check out the other adorable cards over at HM and as always, thanks so much for stopping to take a look. I love it when you do.

14 comments:

Sue said...

Love how you took a regular image and made it fit for Valentines Day. Very clever! Realy sweet card, nice job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The hearts are awesome I like them. The fancy framing and the background texture look wonderful. Karen this is adorable!

Susan said...

Adorable card. I would never have thought to use this image for a Valentine.....but it works! Very clever.

Carmen O. said...

Oh this is just sooo sweet! I love the hearts on the balloons and the card design. Very creative!

Nancy said...

Karen, this is sooo cute! Love how you made the balloons fit the theme! Great colors. I just got that Verve set myself...going to break it in soon. :)

Jennifer Scull said...

you did a great job with the challenge! he is so cute! :)

Donna said...

love your card, such a cute image, and the added hearts add a nice touch to it as well.

Susan (rainy) said...

Karen this is just so sweet and adorable. And I love the sentiment, too. Wonderful card!

Sue from Oregon said...

How darling...love the colors and the lay out!

Conibaer said...

Wow! This one it gorgeous too! Make me wanna use my House Mouses again! ;o)
Is it ok if I put your link on my blog?

Carolyn Bounds said...

OOOOOOOOOO!!!! I LOVE THIS CARD!!!! OOOOOOO!!! Every detail is pure perfection...the paper pieced, heart-studded balloons...the gorgeous paper...the divine layout...the sentiment...and your coloring is out-of-this world spectacular!!!! My oh my!!!! I simply cannot express just how much I LOVE IT!!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

Love,
Carolyn

Jenny Gropp said...

this is so sweet! love the DP you paired up with the image -- perfect choice!

Janice W. said...

WOW!!! This is awesome!

Rachel said...

OMGosh Karen!!! how did i miss this cutie? I just love everything about this card. The image, paper, EVERYTHING! you did a Fabulous job with this one.