I'm short on time and couldn't think up a title more original. ;)

Using some fun new paper from the Bazzil Basics 'Wayfarer' collection, I made a congratulations card, as there are SO many graduations, weddings, etc., going on right now! 

A card made for this months Hero Arts sketch challenge - I used the tag sketch vertically (and added a lot more embellishments!)

I found a package of eight wooden tags for $1.25 at my local craft store, and thought I'd give them a go. Stamped my image with no problem, and colored in using watercolor pencils and water. It bled a bit, but I think it added to the distressed look of the card. I also stamped the tag with the ledger background from Hero Arts with Versamark, and it showed up really well (even though I was pressing lightly).

Thanks so much for stopping in and have a blessed day!

Cardstock: LSS
Patterned paper: Bazzil Basics 'Wayfarer'
Stamps: Hero Arts 'Past Times', 'Ledger', 'Sew Artsy' and 'Essential Messages'
Ink: Ranger, Staz-on, Versamark
Stickers: Crate Paper
Other: gems (Michaels), paperclip (Tim Holtz), twine (Martha Stewart), wooden tag (Darice), watercolor pencils (Prismacolor)

Tools: trimmer, adhesive, scissors, paintbrush


  1. Clare, this is such a creative card! Love all the different elements you've used - fantastic! :)

  2. what a pretty card Clare...I love that air balloon...

  3. Darling creation, Clare! Love the pattern paper and details with this balloon image!!

  4. wonderful Clare. Love the wonderful colouring on your balloon tag

  5. Great colouring on the balloon! Well done!

  6. That paper is so pretty! Fun card!

  7. love the wooden tag! it makes the focal point stand out from the busy background. awesome card, Clare!


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