Monday, February 29, 2016

CTS inspired

Hello all, a new week here. I am to a busy start, need to step out in a while, have some time on hand, so posting a card which is sitting on my desk.
 I was inspired by the CTS sketch to make this card, and that solo balloon had been calling for some sewing, so ended up adding stitches. I hand drew the balloon and the string, and then pierced the holes, and chose a shaded embroidery thread to add the eyelet stitches to the balloon.
The sentiment is from HLS - mix mash, I stamped in black and heat embossed using a clear embossing powder. I decided to add some splatters using black, and festive berries distress inks. A few rhine stones to finish off. The front panel is adhered using foam adhesive.

After the drawing
 Pierced the holes
 deciding on the right thread

 Embossing powder on

Linking this with:

CAS(E) this Sketch
 playing with a simple CAS creation

AAA Cards
Hat embossed the sentiment here.

The Friday Mashup
Another simple entry here.

Share Joy Challenge
Another CAS entry
HLS Anything Goes
 Used Mix mash sentiment here

Simon Wednesday challenge
Another entry here.
Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday
A simple entry here

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Isn't that fab! An ombre, stitched balloon!! Wow!! :D

  2. Wow..your stitching is wonderful !

  3. Oh WOW! this is a fantastic and creative idea! Thank you for joining us over at Friday Mashup.

  4. That's a super card; the ink splatters are the perfect complement to the beautiful smooth embroidery thread. Great drawing too.
    Sharon xx

  5. How clever and very creative are you? Stunning card.

  6. Super clever and gorgeous take on the challenge Rahmat.
    Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards this week!

  7. Oh, this is so fun! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  8. Amazing!! I love your stitched balloon!! Every perfect little detail is amazing!!


  9. What a cool way to create a balloon, thanks for sharing your process!

    Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  10. What a fun and creative card! I love the balloon! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup!

  11. RAhmat!!! You and Miriam are going to make me go on a search for my floss! Gorgeous balloon! Thanks for including it in our CTS gallery!!

  12. Great job on the stitched balloon, and a fun card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  13. Very creative, I have seen the stitching patterns like this coming back. Really fun card. Thanks so much for joining in at the Friday Mashup challenge! ~amy

  14. Wonderful take on the sketch--that stitched balloon is awesome!

  15. What a lot of work and so well executed Rahmat! Great job! I sure appreciate you joining us over at Seize the Birthday for Anything Goes!