Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Up, Up and Away - Papercraft Star

Good morning crafters!! Another challenge has opened at Papercraft Star and this week Kim has provided us with this fabulous sketch.

Halloween is almost upon us, so you would think that I would have a Halloween project to share but NOPE; today I have a hot air balloon card to share! Recently my family and I headed to the Balloon Fiesta to take in the amazing sight of all the fun and beautiful balloons that rise daily for two weeks in Albuquerque. We had a wonderful time and the balloons were so cool. Anyway, they provided a ton of inspiration.... 

Enough rambling, here is my card.

I did some flipping of Kim's sketch to come up with this layout. The background is heat embossed with glitter using heat & stick powder from Stampin' Up! I fussy cut some images from the Hot Air Balloons ATC 094 and Hot Air Balloon Digital Collage 003 digi sheets from The House Across The Bay to use as my focal point. 

I gave the balloons dimension by using foam tape and glue dots to adhere them. I wrapped some bakers twine around a few times and tied it in a bow to finish off the card. I think the card is super cute and I must admit I love the colors. 

Stop by the Papercraft Star blog and submit your entries for this week's challenge. You have until 6:00am EST on Monday October 31st to post your project to our Mr. Linky. I look forward to seeing your creativity!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

THATB: 094 Hot Air Balloons ATC and 003 Hot Air Balloons Digital Collage
Cardstock: whisper white by Stampin' Up!
Patterned Paper: tropical paradise by Pressed Petals
Ink: Tea Dye and Walnut Stain distress inks by Ranger
Tools: Big Kick, Circle #2 die by Stampin' Up!, 1" circle punch, scissors, corner rounder punch by Stampin' Up!, heat gun, and We R Memory Keepers corner chomper (corner rounder 1/2")
Other: black & white bakers twine, foam tape, glue dots, heat & stick powder by Stampin' Up!, dazzling diamonds multi ultra fine glitter by Glitterex Corp.


Heather said...

Super cute! I love the colors and the design. Great work (as always;) lol

Tracy said...

It's so cute Regan! I got a short ride in one of those one time. They're pretty cool. Lot's of fun!

♥Jan♥ said...

Using balloons for your circles was really inspired, Regan ! Wonderful job, as always...

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Regan love the way you flipped the sketch, and the balloons work great!


ferrellgraph-x said...

It must have been amazing to be at the hot air balloon feista! Your card has such a neat vintage feel to it! Love the colors too!
Kindest regards,

Kim Duran said...

Regan, I love what you did with this sketch. The hot air balloons are perfect! I could see this card working for so many different occasions. Great job!

And I am so going to miss being on the team with you. I have really admired so many of your creations. And you do it all too! From cards, to mini albums, jewelry, to crochet. You are one amazing woman! Big, big hugs my friend!