I am currently taking On Line Card Class - the theme of which is one layer cards. One of the techniques is layered die cuts. Woo Hoo!! I did it! I cut the balloons, and arranged them on the card. Then I cut them out one by one, and layered them back into place like a jigsaw puzzle. This is all one layer.
Now, I cannot really take credit for this design. I actually saw a similar card in Spring CardMaker magazine by Emily Branch. Hers was layered, and she used Paper Trey movers and shakers die.
The balloon dies are a mix of Paper Trey and Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Paper Trey.
The balloons and striped paper were all from my scrap paper, so I'm putting this into Hiding in My Scrap Room (I love the name of this blog) -- the challenge is to use scraps.
Laurel Craft challenge is "Up in the Air" -- this fits.
And at Scrap It Girl the challenge is "Birthday".
Finally at Addicted To Stamps - it is "Anything Goes".
This card is really pretty good looking in real life -- I need to put a bow where the ribbons connect, and perhaps some Wink of Stella on the balloons. But my crafting time has run out. Those touches will have to wait for another day. And I want to get this posted.
How do the rest of you find time to craft? My job keeps me so busy!! When I get home, I'm exhausted -- and my children are all grown and moved out. But this card was in my brain all day, and I made a point to get it done!! Yipee!!
I will probably put this into the collection of cards I will be mailing to my "baby" sister who is turning 50 later this year. I am so looking forward to pestering her :)
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