The first card I made for you today is based on a wonderful card by Julia Altermann. The challenge from Time Out Challenges is to CASE her card. I decided to combine the challenge with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday‘s hip to be square, CAS on Sunday‘s balloon challenge, and Moving Along With The Times‘ CAS challenge.
I started by choosing the elements I wanted to take inspiration from. Of course there is the flying element, which I represented with the hot air balloon – a Panduro Hobby stamp. I also took inspiration from the sentiment itself which I used exactly as is, as well as the blue striped frame (the colour didn’t come through very well in the photo – lighting was no longer any good by the time I was able to photograph!).
With all that decided I got down to the making. I cut and folded some white card to make a square card base. I then found some blue striped vellum and used my trimmer to cut it down to fit the card front before trimming out a square from the centre.
Next was my balloon. I first stamped the balloon part onto a piece of red patterned paper (picking up the red of the plane in Julia’s image) then stamped the basket onto some plain brown paper. I fussy cut each part.
For the strings of the balloon I stamped directly onto the cardbase. Then, with my frame in place, I used liquid glue to attach the parts of the balloon in the correct places.
Finally I stamped my sentiment, which I made up with letters from Lawn Fawn’s Jessie’s ABCs.
I’m pretty happy with how this turned out, though the colours are not as bright as I would have liked. I do like how the balloon overlaps the frame. I think it gives more of an impression of movement to it.