Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Dreams taking flight

Happy Wednesday!!  As this post goes live, I am camping (well, I'm in a cabin) with my family in upstate New York.  Yeay for vacation but not a lot of access to the internet, yikes!  Anyway, it's time for another challenge from The House That Stamps Built.  And this week we have an easy one for you: Anything Goes!
I created this fun card for the birthday of a family friend turning 17.  I just gave it to him, and he just wanted to sit there and spin the balloon around. : )   I think it was a hit!  The circle was cut out of the front panel (which was sponged for a sky look) and the largest hot air balloon is suspended in the middle with some jewelry beading wire.  The smaller balloons are stamped on the inside and I sponged a sky background in there as well.
 You can see the dimension a bit better in this photo:
 And this photo shows the inside:
 And here is what it looks like lying flat:
I hope you will get a chance to play along with us this week.  I can't wait to see what you create for this one.  Don't forget to take a look at the House Blog to see what the rest of the team has created.  And if you need any of the stamps I used, check out the 10% off your entire order coupon code in my left sidebar.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Hot Air Balloon", "Hot Air Balloon Cluster", "Dreams Take Flight" and "Birthday" inside sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles, large"; Verve "Pennant Trim"; Paper Smooches "Cute Clouds"

Sugar Pea Designs #33--sketch

Word Art Wednesday #292--anything goes with uplifting sentiment
Calling All Sistahs #3--inspiration photo with encouragement (though mine is a birthday card, it has an encouraging sentiment on the front)

Crafty Creations #346--anything goes
Fussy and Fancy #192--anything goes
Creative Fingers--anything goes
Creative Craft Cottage--anything goes
Creative Inspirations--anything goes


Glittered Paws said...

WOW - awesome card and I'm not 17 or 27 or anywhere close but love interactive cards. I'm thinking maybe a tutorial soon on POTW????

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

This is really beautiful Heather!!! WOW... I love that you made it spin! Gorgeous colors too and that sky is gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful time camping!!

Patti J said...

Beautiful card, and love the spinning! Great job!

Donna said...

Oh my gosh, this is stunning Heather, the deep colors and highlights on the balloon are amazing and a spinner on top of that! Sounds like a fabulous vacation, enjoy!

Laurie Unger said...

Nice! Your clouds are amazing!

Ardyth said...

You have created an incredible amount of dimension on these balloons with your colouring and the white gel pen highlights! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea!

Norma said...

Oh wow, what a fabulous card. I love your idea of the window card and the spinning hot air balloon. Beautifully coloured. And the sponged background is terrific.
Thanks for coming over to play with us at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.

Gwendolyn said...

What an amazing spinner card you've created Heather, and your colouring is so well done! Hope you're enjoying your cabin vacation. Thanks for joining us at the "Calling All Sistahs Encouragement" challenge and we hope to see you back this month too! Cheers, Gwendolyn