As annoying as it may sound – right now I’m congratulating myself on how this card turned out. As well it fits 2 challenges which is even more amazing. Shouldn’t blow my own trumpet but on occasion it is really hard to resist.
It is funny how an idea pops into your head when you least expect it. I was looking at a card on Simon Says that featured balloons and I thought I wonder if I can create something on the same lines. In the example the DT had used stamps and then added a shaker down the middle on a tall style card. I decided to use mostly die cuts and a balloon shape as the card base to which I then added all the die cuts. I used my Simon Says balloon dies for some and my Layered Birthday Spellbinders set for a few smaller ones. To cut the card base I used the largest balloon die and left it slightly off the card base so I would have a side folded card. I used a layering weight CS because I didn’t think the thicker weight wouldn’t cut through properly. I glued and popped up the various balloons until I was happy with the design. Using a GKD sentiment from the Massive messages set and versamark I heat set it in the cosmic shimmer powder I love. I then fussy cut it out to make it thinner so it wouldn’t detract from all the balloons. I added a small bow at the bottom which I dipped in gold stickles so it would sparkle a bit. Hands are not capable of making bows today and this one was already tied but the wrong colour. The only downside to the card is that it won’t stand up due to shape and weight.