Tuesday, July 25, 2017

CASology: Balloon


Hello, everyone! Welcome to an extremely special day! It's the 5 year anniversary of the CASology challenge and we have a fun blog hop for you! Our cue for this special challenge goes along with our celebration - BALLOON!


I couldn't just limit myself to one balloon for this one, so I used a stamp that features a bunch of them!


I started by positioning my images on a panel and stamping them with my MISTI. I used a stitched edge die to cut away some of the left over panel so that I could reveal the sentiment on a differently colored card base.

I colored my images with my Copics and then carefully adhered the panel to my red card base. I stamped my sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed it in white so that it would stand out on the darker base.

That's all! Super simple, but so pretty!  Thanks for joining me today and I hope that you'll hop along with the rest of our celebration!

You should have arrived here from the Waffle Flower blog and your next stop is Anna Uhras! If you would like to see the full list for the hop, please start from the CASology blog. There, you'll find the full list as well as the list of all the fabulous prizes!


180 comments:

  1. Funny, sweet and so festive; your card has it all! TFS!

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  2. Beautiful card! Stunning colouring!

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  3. Beautiful card and awesome coloring! I have a monkey image I haven't used yet thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. I love this balloon-monkey :-) Beautiful card!

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  5. So cute. Love the bold red card base and design.

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  6. Great card. The sentiment is perfect for your card.

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  7. Sweet little card with lovely coloring!

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  8. Such fun and beautiful card, love it!

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  9. Cute card, love the monkey holding the balloons and your coloring is wonderful.

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  10. This is so adorable - the monkey is so cute!

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  11. Your card is so cute! I love that little monkey, it's so adorable. And your colouring is just fabulous!

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  12. Such a sweet card. It is beautiful.

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  13. Love your sweet card! So cute!

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  14. Super sweet!I love the design and the colors!Thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. This monkey with all these fun balloons is adorable! I love all that color, and it looks amazing too!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  16. OMG that is super adorable!!!

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  17. That little monkey is so cute! Love this card :) TFS! xx

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  18. You remind me to gt out my stitched edge die and use it. It really stands out with the red. I love your clean and simple but perfect color choices.

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  19. Such a fun card. Love all the balloons!

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  20. Of course, you couldn't limit yourself...this is just too cute for words.

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  21. Rachel... thanks for all the wonderful challenges and kind comments over the years!

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  22. Vivid amazing colors on this terrific card!

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  23. What a cute little monkey. Great colouring, lovely.

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  24. Very cute - love the sentiment!

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  25. What a sweet card! I love the monkey

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  26. Your card is fabulous ! I love everything in it.

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  27. Awwww Rachel, how sweet! I absolutely love this!

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  28. Beautiful colors/coloring.... and LOVE that adorable little monkey!

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  29. Fun card! Love the little monkey and all those colorful balloons! Perfect sentiment to go with it!

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  30. What a cutie that monkey is. Very pretty card; love the design.

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  31. Cute little "fella" holding the balloons on your card and that is the BEST sentiment. Love it! Good job! :)

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  32. Your monkey balloon card is super adorable! Love it!!

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  33. The red and white is so eye catching. Absolutely lovely card!

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  34. A really fantastic card, love it!

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  35. So cute! I love how the top panel pops against the red!

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  36. Adorable...love your sweet monkey!

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  37. ADORABLE! The split between the white and red background is really nice.

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  38. such a cute little monkey with your colorful balloons!

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  39. What a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing!

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  40. This is fantastic, Rachel! Everyone should get carried away on their birthday!! Hugs, Darnell

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  41. What a perfectly lovely card! The monkey is so cute!

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  42. What a cute sentiment and the whole card is just sweet as can be! LOVE IT!!!

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  43. CUTE card! Great Hop, Great Prizes, Great inspiration!

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  44. Love love your fun card. Great work!

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  45. This is a very sweet card with such a sweet sentiment.

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  46. Especially love the sentiment! Very cute!

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  47. Your card is just absolutely amazing! The cutie with baloons are my love!

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  48. This is so sweet! Perfect sentiment!

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  49. Love the sentiment, so cute. :)

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  50. The positioning looks perfect and sweet looking!

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  51. Getting near the end of this enormous hop, and still there are wonderful new ideas and inspiration. Love this layout, actually have this die, one of my favourites. Super cheeky monkey flying high with the balloons.

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  52. Just precious, and the image fits the sentiment so perfectly!

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  53. Love the 2-color background and the movement created by your diagonal. Wonderful.

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  54. Lovely card idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. This is sooooo cute! BIG Smiles!!!!

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  56. So fun and festive! Love the sweet little monkey!

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  57. Rachel, I bought that little M.E. set years ago, and have yet to color it as beautifully as you have! Fantastic card, and so happy for you, and your team at CASology!
    =] Michele

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  58. Cute card love that image great for the hop.

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  59. So cute with the monkey and the colorful balloons.

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  60. Sweet card!! I like the unique border die and your Copic coloring skills are awesome!!

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  61. I love those ME stamps! Such a fun balloon card, and your coloring is brilliant with perfect shadows, too. Absolutely love this sweet card! Bev

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  62. An adorable card! Love the sentiment too!

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  63. Fun card and great color combo.

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  64. love the sketch of your card miss lady
    and this image is always cuteeee I love how you coloring the Balloon
    sweet beautiful and cute card
    hugs
    Monika

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  65. This is so FUN!! I love that sentiment!!

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  66. Cute card! The monkey reminds me of Curious George!! So fun!

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  67. I would like to be carried away!

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  68. How sweet.
    Love the design of the card.
    the little monkey floating off
    with his balloons is darling.
    thanks for sharing.

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  69. That's one cute monkey. What is it about cute little animals being carried away by a balloon that makes them so adorable? Super cute!

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  70. Love this adorably sweet card! The pops of color are fabulous too!

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  71. Oh, Mama Elephant with balloons! Love your layout on this card.

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  72. Loving how your focal point is balanced by the coloured card base and sentiment; wonderful composition.

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  73. I really love this! Probably one of my faves from the hop! I'm just loving those stitched edged dies! TFS!

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  74. I won't monkey around but get right to the point.....I love this card you created!!!. SUPER cute and made me instantly smile!!.

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  75. I love seeing that Mama Elephant image! So beautifully colored, too.

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  76. Okay, now... That's pretty dang cute... Cutest thing I've seen today😍

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  77. It is so cute, and coloring is beautiful.

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  78. Very Cute card design like it alot

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  79. What a sweet card. Reminds me of George

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  80. Very cute. Great layout and colors.

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  81. So cute and fun!
    Have a happy day, Nicole

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  82. Super cute card! Reminds me of Curious George.

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  83. Beautiful card and I love your sentiment!!!

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  84. Adorable card, love the monkey, sentiment and pretty balloons!

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  85. Brilliant card, love the beautifully coloured image. xx

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  86. What a sweet monkey with his big bunch of pretty balloons Rachel and love the deep red with the envelope flap topper shape, and the perfect sentiment to finish. x

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  87. Wonderful coloring! I adore this cute monkey and your design!

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  88. I so love that image and your coloring looks wonderful!

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  89. What a cute card. Love your design and beautiful balloons.

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  90. Absolutely love it. Monkey reminds me of Curious George :D

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  91. awww that lil monkey is a darling :) love this card

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  92. How wonderful to see your creativity highlighted in this marvelous hop! Your sweet monkey floating away with his balloon bouquet has certainly added sparkle to my day! Love it!
    ~carol

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  93. Do love the bright red card base. Makes the image stand out. Just pretty

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  94. What a cute idea for a BD card. I may be casing that idea(wink wink).Thanks

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  95. wonderful design, love the panel cut.

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  96. Adorable card, striking design & beautifully coloured. Thanks so much for the wonderful inspiration. Hugs Bev x

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  97. As soon as I heard balloons I thought of this darling stamp set! Great design!!

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  98. Darling birthday card! Love the bunch of colorful balloons!!! :)

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  99. Beautiful card design, the die you used is perfect!

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  100. Fun and colourful motif! I really like how you divided the card and added the red bit. Great design!

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  101. What a delightful card to celebrate this 5th anniversary. Like how your design give the impressions that the little monkey is just floating away on the balloons. Thanks for sharing this on the blog hop.

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  102. What a sweet design! Love the little monkey, reminds me of Curious George and all his adventures, my children loved that cartoon when younger thanks for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!

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  103. How cute is that card thanks for sharing.

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  104. Sweet card, the little monkey is too cute! Cathy x

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  105. Great card, this is one of my favorite stamp sets too.

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  106. Beautiful coloring on your monkey and balloons and I love your angled design...such a cute card!!!

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  107. I've always loved that ME set - you've used it beautifully!

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  108. Love your monkey and fun design. Great CAS card!

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  109. Oh, isn't he just DARLING?!! Happy 5th anniversary, CASology!

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  110. Such a fun card and love the fun colours on your bunch of balloons. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  111. Sweet! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  112. Such a cute and colourful card!

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  113. What a cute card! Love the rainbow balloons!

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  114. What a great card......love the dimension on the monkey, the white space behind him and the edging you used.

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  115. Awww I love your cute little monkey, great sentiment too!

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  116. How fun and love
    the monkey! Lovely
    coloring.
    Carla from Utah

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  117. This card is adorable. So wonderful to be on the same team as you.

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  118. Awww, this is just too adorable for words! I love the layout of your card and the beautifully colored balloons!

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  119. Absolutely adorable in every single way! The monkey paired with the balloons is double the fun!

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  120. Awesome card and beautifully colored! That is one of my FAVORITE stamp sets!

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  121. Aww! That monkey is so cute ☺

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  122. Awwww, that sweet little monkey is adorable and your CAS card is beautifully colored

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  123. Amazing card Rachel. The red goes so well with your cute monkey!

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  124. Sweet and festive. Love the layout.

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  125. What a fabulous layout, Rachel. Love how you used that angled border. It was as though it was made for this card!

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  126. So sweet. The angle is a very nice detail. Happy 5th Anniversary CASology. Hugz

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  127. Such a gorgeous card Rachel!! Love it!! I'm so happy to be a part of this team with you! 😍 Hugs Anna

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