Monday, 31 July 2017

Love You.....

CASology is celebrating their 5th year anniversary 
with a Balloon blog hop...
Congratulations to you and the Talented Team.......
This is my clean and simple card.......
The penguins have been stamped with my trusty Misti 
to achieve the depth of black.
I did my first attempt with clear heat embossing 
but my card warped and I didn't want layers...
Why is it that when I have to do a one layer card (or nearly) for a challenge I struggle 
and then when I don't have to, then I very much enjoy the process?
Finished with glossy accents on the balloon and a little white mica powder.

Thank you for the wonderful CAS inspiration from the team 
and thank you for the fun Balloon blog hop x
Thank you for stopping by, I really do appreciate it.
Crafty Hugs xx
Challenges I would like to pop my card into.......
Both of the stamps are old and never used.....shameful x

32 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

What a gorgeous card! I love those penguins and that bright red balloon is perfect!

Sherrie M. said...

Fabulous and simple! CAS cards are tough but you rocked this challenge. Thanks for joining us for the CASology anniversary celebration!

Karen D. said...

precious card...great cas!
xx Karen

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

What a great card Mac my friend! Love those sweet penguins and the look of love on the mama penguins face! AS for your question about why OLC turn out better when you are just doing it for fun . . . I believe that it's the knowing you HAVE to do it and the pressure makes us 'muck up', I always find the same! Have a great week! Love & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mac, I adore the image and your, that's a lovely pop of red, Kate x

Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous image, love your stamping and that dash of red and silver, Gorgeous, the card has a feeling of real love.
Faith
x

Cara said...

This is adorable, and that sweet image doesn't need a mass of embelishments to make it pop. Perfect x

Heidi Stamps said...

Very sweet card. I love the glossy balloon and the Penguins do look nice and dark black. TFS and have a great day!

Greta said...

Perfectly crafted card, Mac! Really love the pop of glossy red from the balloon!

Judy1223 said...

Somehow I knew we would see an amazing CAS card from you this week! I adore this CAS card and the pop of red on the balloon! Thanks for your support of CASology over the years and for celebrating with us this week at CASology!

Marina said...

Stunning card with a touch of Banksy about it.

Team Clark said...

Even when I want to I can never get a one layer card either, sigh. I think the matting really makes this special and the clear embossing would be so pretty in person. Love it! Hugs, Autumn

Liz said...

Stunning card, I love the black and white design with just a pop of red. xx

Bobby said...

Now that you've used it, I bet you'll use it again, Mac. It's such a sweet image and made a great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls.

Christine Alexander said...

wow, amazing CAS almost monochromatic card, that pop of red just jumps off the page.

Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Mac - love the intense black of the image and the wonderful glazed red on the balloon. Absolutely stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Sylvia said...

Stunning card,Mac.Love the beautiful stamp.

Gr,Sylvia.

Mrs A. said...

Beautiful and very classy looking. Love the shiny balloon . Hugs Mrs A.

Linby said...

Beautifully designed - such an effective and stunning card.

*Vicki* said...

I just love this with the single pop of color with the red balloon! I also love the fact that you've used penguins!! Really stunning card my friend! HUGS

Julia Aston said...

Love your penguins and the bright pop of the red balloon!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Awesome card, especially the shiny balloon, makes it all pop! - BTW - can't wait to see you playing along at MCV ;) - thanks for your comment!

Craftyfield said...

This pair are so cute... I love the design, CAS and nearly monochrome but for that pop of red which makes all the difference!

Bonnie said...

Oh, I love these penguins, Mac! And that shiny balloon is awesome!

Robin said...

Your adorable card jumped right out at me! Love the simplicity, but it says so much.

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a wonderful CAS card. The black and white palette is so elegant and then that pop of red in the balloon is amazing!! I think I fell in love instantly with that image, just tugged right on my heart strings! Loving this one Mac! hugs :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

You are a master in Mix Media and in CAS. These are different techniques but you are excellent in both. I love the monochrome nature of the card, and the addition of color to one elemant makes it so distinctive. You are so smart in making your cards.
Hugs,
BożenA

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I know exactly what you mean about the heat embossing. It's so frustrating when you get a great impression and then the card buckles. I quite often press mine in a thick book but it's never perfect. Your card is lovely. The Penguins are so sweet and they are stamped beautifully. I've just treated myself to a Stamping Platform and I love it. I hardly throw any card in the bin these days:). Your card is beautifully clean and simple and I love the burst of red from the balloon too. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Mia said...

What a beautiful card, Mac. I love your penguins and the red ballon!!! Kisses, my friend.

Ina G said...

Super cas card. Just gorgeous.

laury55 said...

great card, love the penguins, they are amazing

Viv said...

Such a beautiful CAS card Mac, I love it....and those cute penguins of course too ;) Viv xx