Friday, September 23, 2011

Hot Air Balloon Birthday

I've loved this hot air balloon since the first second I saw it in the "Everyday Pop Up Cards" cricut book.  For this card I cut it at 4 1/4" high to fit on my 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card.

The back ground hills and sun are cut at 4 1/4" wide from "Country Life". I inked all the edges of the hills and the sun using green or orange ink and my finger dauber.

I printed this adorable banner with the senitment and "pinafore" font. The cut it from the "Wedding" cricut solutions cart sized to 1 1/4" (to fit on the balloon), I then fit the sentiment to the banner.

The little clouds are from "April Showers" cut at 1 1/2" and 1", I inked those with blue ink as well as the background paper.

The inside would look naked with little of scraps of the patterned paper. :)

The blue polka-dot paper I used for the sky is a scrap of Heidi Grace paper, the starry balloon is from a DCWV stack called K&Co. Party stack. The rest is from my scrap bin. The last couple of things I did with this card is adding the white gel pen stitches and outlining the clouds, balloon and blue sky layer with Stardust Stickles.

Challenges:

17 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Hello Cheryl~
Such a pretty birthday card, that air balloon is awesome and so is your scenery..... Love all those colors going on too.
Have another crafty weekend!

ScrapMyWay said...

LOVE the gel stitching, much easier than dragging out the machine! Glad to see one of us is creating, gotta get going.... TFS
Claire www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

crazyaboutcricut said...

This is so super cute! I love this balloon too, but haven't made anything with it yet :( This will inspire me to though! Amazing job as always :)

Christine America Real said...

Oh this is a great card! I love the way the grass is two different colors, so cool! I never knew there was a cart called "Everyday Popup Cards" why am I always so behind? lol!

www.chrissandlou.blogspot.com

Jessica said...

I love your cheerful card! Great stickles and paper choices. Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

Jessica
CTO DT
http://cricutafterdark.blogspot.com

Adrian said...

So cute!

Ive_Boricua_Girl said...

VEry cute.. love it!!

thanks for playing with us at CTO..

Ivette_DT

GiGi said...

What a pretty card! I love the stickles on the edges! Thanks for playing at CTO!

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love the added sparkle with the distressing, really pretty! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

Sue said...

I really like all the elements in this card. The colors are great, the scenery is fantastic and the balloon is just the icing on the cake!
TFS
Sue

Trell said...

Super AWESOME card! I love it! Thanks for joining us at CTO this week!

Laurie said...

Love this card!!! Great detail! Thanks for playing with us at CTO!
Laurie
scrapsbysissy.blogspot.com

Melissa said...

You have created such a beautiful scene, great job with the challenge! Thanks so much for joining CTO!

Trail of Treasures said...

This card is so beautiful Cheryl! Over the hills and beyond you can see this balloon! :) Thanks for celebrating birthdays with us at CTO!

Hugs,
Tracey - CTO DT member
www.trailoftreasures.com

AmyJRockstar said...

Oh my, Cheryl! This is just lovely! It makes me think of a beautiful summer day somewhere far away! I love it! I would like to purchase it if it's for sale. Please shoot me an email if you don't mind!

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XO ~ Amy Jo (follower, FCCB Coordinator)
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Yvonne said...

Beautiful card! Gotta love the Hot Air Balloon! Thanks for celebrating with us this week at CTO! ~Yvonne

Esther said...

Very cute!
Love your landscape!
Thanks for joining us at CTO!