Another Daring Cardmakers Day today, and Leo's turn to set the theme:
Hi Leo here to bring you a new challenge for a new week, the last week in January in fact, how fast has that gone!
This week I'd like you to create a card featuring:
It can be a real one if you're feeling really creative or else a die cut, sticker, stamp, anything you want to use that features a balloon/s. :)
Here's the LINK to this week's design team creations - it's a post full of lovely ideas and inspiration, so please pop over to see.
I decided to make a hot air balloon for my card, and set about making one using the DoCrafts/XCut die set and the same papers I used for the last card I shared - because a0 they were still on my desk and b) they are absolutely gorgeous!
Step 1 completed, time to think about the card it would go on to.
That's when it all went a bit wrong
I was given a Clarity Stamps Hills and Mountains mask as part of a forum Secret Santa gift - well, that would make a perfect background, wouldn't it? So I set to with loads of inks and made something I really liked but took ages.
And then found that my balloon just got lost on it, so I had to make more in brighter colours.
Here's my card
White card, black card
background created with Hills and Mountains mask (Clarity Stamps),
and lots of different inks (and I mean LOTS!!!)
Square die set for aperture (Tonic)
Build a Scene die set for balloons (XCut die set )
Papers are Summer Lovin' 6x6 (Carta Bella)
Silver thread to hang the smaller balloon in the aperture
Can't say I'm really happy with the result but it took so long to get this far that I didn't have time to do any tweaking. Which is a reminder that I should start earlier and not be such a last Minute Minnie! grrr
Anyway, that's it for this time, maybe I'll try and use the other balloons I made in a different project later! I'd feel better if I achieved that