Sunday, March 27, 2011

Chicks Rule!!!

Hi Everyone,

The Verve Release for this month is so cute and adorable - love the new stamps and dies and today, there is a little after- party going on where each of us picked our favorite card that we had made for the release. I think this one is my favorite card using cute little Chole chickie :) 

I created a little scene where Chole the little chickie climbs into her very own hot air balloon decorated with pennants and bling and sails up, up and away into the summer sky :) I created the hot air balloon using the  Classy Label Die from Verve  and an EK success punch label and stamped the sentiment: Chicks Rule in the brand new Charming Oval Die set. Chole, the basket, and the sweet butterfly are from the new stamp set: Chicks Rule and the sweet little whimsey tree is from the Up, Up, and Away stamp set. The clouds are hand drawn and then cut out and sponged and then throughly stickled with some cotton lace stickles :) I love how this turned out - although, I must admit that its definitely one of my more "heavy" cards ;)
Card Ingredients:
Stamps: Chicks Rule and the trees are from Up Up and Away (Verve)
Dies: Classy Label Die and Charming Oval Die Set (A Cut Above by Verve)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, and Bamboo Leaves
Papers: Echo Park: A Walk in the Park
Accessories: clouds are hand drawn and then sponged, bling from Kaiser, liquid pearls, stickles (cotton lace), ribbon from stash, dimensionals, EK sucess label punch, copics, baker's twine, cropadile

I started off by coloring the basket from theChicks Rule  stamp set. I cut it out and sandwiched it with dimensionals onto two other baskets that were cut out and then put sweet little Chole in the basket. The top part of the balloon was created by creating three sandwiched shapes from the Classy Label Die and then adding 4 holes to the 4 sides of the balloon from which I ran some Baker's Twine through and adhered it to the basket. I stamped the sentiment onto theCharming Oval Die set and then adhered it to the EK sucess label die and added a row of pennants to the bottom of it with some bling in the middle. Then I glued it down on the sky (all papers from Walk in the Park, EP) and added a hill and the little mini forest from the whimsey tree from theUp, Up, and Away set.

I really love how this turned out - and it was definitely a long labor of love - but so enjoyable in the process. Please stop by the Verve blog and check out everyone's favorite creation - they are all so bright, cheery and amazing! Also while you are there - check out all the fun things on Sale - AND don't forget - you can still win a ton of Verve by doing all 5 VLV sketch challenges for March - check out the deets here including a PDF of all the Verve sketches for this month.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
Big hugs,
Sankari :)


Fiona said...

Great card - love the edge of the card (not sure how you did the little dots round the outside but very effective). The chick and balloon are soooo cute. x

Sudha said...

Adorable creation dear.

Radha said...

Love Verve!

Maria Elena said...

This is adorable card Sankari ! great job, you made perfect choosing those papers !
Have a great Sunday;-)
Maria Elena ~

Karli said...

Absolutely adorable & of course all the detail is just incredible! Hugs~

Janine - Ellabella said...

CUUUUUTE! I always adore your style with bright colors. This card make me so happy!
Hugs Janine

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This card is just absolutely AMAZING, Sankari! A total work of art!

Chinnu said...

I simply LOVE your card, Sankari. Just adorable. I just love your style too..... makes me feel cheery and happy, just like sunshine (apt name for your blog).

Jen Tapler said...

Genius! Your little scene cards always blow me away!! How do you come up with this crap? I love it!!

Sonja "Sony" Christoph said...

eeeeek this is just darling, Sankari!!!! Looove the balloon whisking this hip chick away!!! Too stinkin' cute!!!

Luv 2 Create said...

If this isn't the cutest card. Don't know how you make your liquid pearls dots so perfect and uniform. Love this card.

Julie Ann said...

OMG this is soooo cute. I love the way you made the hot air balloon. Truely amazing.

Judy G said...

This might be my most favorite one yet! Thanks for sharing!

dj said... the trio of trees and the glittery clouds!!

Shirley said...

Love all of your layered details!!!

Beate said...

You make the most amazing projects. GORGEOUS card!!!
Hugs and smiles

Anonymous said...

Where do I begin!! The balloon, brilliant..the chick, cutest ever..the background scene, amazing! Yes, I love this card! Oh ya, the twine on the balloon, brilliant!!!