March 3, 2015

CCC #136

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Happy Tuesday and time for another new Cue Card at CASology!
This week the cue word is:




I love the texture that embossing paste brings to projects. I don't use it a lot but whenever I do I ask myself why I don't more. This week I wanted to add clouds to my background but I don't have a cloud stencil so I made my own. The first run I made it from cardstock, actually too thick cardstock, so by the time I finished leveling it it was far to thick and the cardstock stencil was warping. So I set it aside and tried again but this time using a piece of copy paper which gave me the thin coverage I was looking for but when I pulled it off  it chose to smudge my cloud. No three times a charm for this CAS girl, embossing paste doesn't have to be perfect does it? After both panels were dry I actually liked the smudged version the best, the smudge actually looks like another cloud in the background. I can live with that.  My basket is attached to the bottom of my hot air balloon...


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30 comments :

lenny said...

Beautiful CAS card!! Love the texture !And that sentiment ...<3

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super sweet Tracey!!!! Love your clouds and sky!!!!

Joyce said...

Fabulous idea for a basket. You know I always love to see those hot air balloons, and your embossed and smudged clouds are the best--so realistic looking.

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous CAS card, Tracy! Your designs are always fantastic!

Shannon McComb said...

Oh! This card is sooo very sweet. I love your clouds!!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous card, Tracey! I love your clouds so much! I didn't even realize there was a 'smudge'...I think it looks the same as it does in nature, and I love all the texture from the paste! Beautiful coloring on your balloon, too!

Lisa said...

Bravo to you for making your own clouds and they look super! This is cute Tracey, love that balloon!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the balloon and the clouds!!!!

Betty Wright said...

Wonderful created scene! Great card!

Jen Mitchell said...

LOL! No, embossing paste doesn't have to be perfect. In fact, that's what I love about it! It always looks good, no matter what. I love it here as flowers for your hot air balloon. Great design!

Judy1223 said...

Agreed, the extra embossing paste resembles real clouds in layers...LOVE that! Love the blue card base, too...such a pretty background to your card!

Jen W. said...

Yup! Great minds certainly think alike! :D Love the shading on your balloon and your clouds rock! Real clouds don't often have perfectly defined edges anyway do they? They're wispy and fluffy which you've captured perfectly!

artful-notions said...

Love those clouds, Tracey! They look as though they are floating! And your balloon for 'basket' is brilliant! Love your CAS card!

Annette Allen said...

love those clouds.. cute card.

Greta said...

So cute, Tracey!

Sharron said...

Awesome--love the embossed clouds--just perfect! And the balloon colors are wonderful!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh wow, Tracey, I just love the embossing paste clouds that you made, smudge and all! I like how they're close to your balloon too and not spread apart ... so nicely CAS! Gorgeous card.

lostinpaper said...

Oh so perfectly sweet, love love adore those textured clouds!

Inkyfingers said...

What a great CAS design Tracey and I love the textured clouds - such a great idea!
Hugs
Carol x

Pam said...

I think are clouds are perfect. Love your card.

Kristie Goulet said...

Perfect, Tracey!

Maria said...

Oh, love the clouds with great dimension and sweet hot air balloon! This reminds me to use my cloud stencil! Thank you for the inspiration!:-)

Marybeth said...

What a great way to use the paste for the clouds!

Anita in France said...

Those fluffy clouds are gorgeous, Tracey ... so perfect with that hot air balloon ... dreamy! Anita :)

KayM said...

This is fabulous Tracey!! I love your embossing paste clouds and a hot air balloon basket is so perfect!!

mayholicraft said...

I totally agree with what you said! Embossing paster doesn't need to be perfect! Great try using paste on your CAS card! I'll give it a shot some day. Thanks for the inspiration, Tracey!

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Tracey, I love how you have created those clouds, and I actually think that the smudging gives a sense of movement and freedom - you want a big of wind up in that sky!! Such a lovely card!

cm said...

I think your clouds are fabulous, and that balloon...oh my! I want to 'fly away' right now!
Hugs~c

Kim Heggins said...

Love your clouds...so soft and fluffy looking and they look so fabulous with your amazing hot air balloon...fabulous card.

francesca said...

oh this is beautiful! :)