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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer Card Camp - Week 1

Hi All!

I joined in on the Summer Card Camp that Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner have put together. This week the color challenge was to use purple, pink, aqua blue, orange and white on your card. As soon as I saw the aqua I thought of a sky so I knew that would be one element of the card. Then I remembered seeing this 3D wall art on Etsy. I had thought it would be cute to do the same kind of thing on a smaller scale for a card. I sketched a template for the hot air balloon and the clouds and the basket. It went together pretty fast. The dimensional part of the balloon is glued on at the seam and will lay flat in an envelope but then can be "fluffed" back up. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the clouds are cut from white glitter paper so they sparkle! Hope you like it :)

Supplies used:
Echo Park Springtime 6x6 paper pad
Echo Park A Walk in the Park 6x6 paper pad
DCWV Hippie Chick paper stack
Colorbök glitter paper
American Crafts Fountain stamp set
VersaMark Ink
Martha Stewart dove white embossing powder
We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Recollections dimensional adhesive
Purple embroidery floss


Pam W Merwin said...

I love, love, love these hot air balloons - what wonderful dimension! The colors are wonderful. Such sweet clouds against your background.

Traveling Mama said...

This is SO ridiculously cute!! wow! LOVE your hot air balloon!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Soooo stinkin' cute. Love the 3-D effect on your balloon. This card class is gonna be so much fun!

P.S. I used to live in S.D. My daughter also attends college there. :)

Maria La Chica said...

This has to be my favourite card of them all... It's so pretty!!! Well done..

Jane said...

Love love love it!

Sue McRae said...

Such a fun design incorporating all the colours!

Pam W. said...

Too cute! Love the dimension that you added to your balloons.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your 3D Hot Air Balloon card. Especially like that it has the 3D part. Posted my card today 6/29/11. #266.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Nancy Y said...

love this card! The hot air balloons are really calling to me lately and I love how you made them 3-D

Courtney said...

COOL! love the pop up balloon! I am totally going to have to try that!

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute!! I love it!!

Kirsten said...

I am obsessed with hot air balloons at the moment too, and yours is brilliant. Great template work there!

Mindy said...

Such a clever card ;-). I love how you made the balloon 3D.

donna mikasa said...

love your card--such a creative idea!