Up, Up and Away!

I’m back with another box card for you today!  I have had a minor hot air balloon obsession recently, but I struggle to colour them well.  So, when it dawned on me that I could “make” my hot air balloon instead, I had to give it a go!

hot air balloon box card

This box card is based on my original template from the Silhouette store, but as always, I have snipped bits here and there, and added on some extras!  I am delighted with the hot air balloons – they were a file from the Silhouette store; the way the balloon shape is built up in layers really allows curve of the balloon to show!

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Rory and Sketch Saturday

I fancied a break from Christmas cards this morning!!  It is my 2nd cousin’s 5th birthday on Wednesday, so I figured that would be an ideal direction for my crafting to take!

I decided to base the card around the current sketch layout over at Sketch Saturday – Sketch 286 is a very clean and simple layout, which I hope I can do justice to!

Sketch Saturday 286

Here’s my finished card:

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I used a square card blank, adding a yellow chevron embossed circle, with Rory (by Pollycraft) in the centre.  I coloured Rory with Pro-Markers, keeping things simple.  I popped a little green and white baker’s twine under the circle, which was raised with 3D pads.   The little dinosaur footprints were cut by the Silhouette – I found a set of three types of footprint in the Silhouette store and mix them up a bit, so that I have feet that resemble Rory’s dinosaur feet from the image.  I welded the toes on the the foot too, to make it a little easier when it came to popping it all together, and once mounted on the card, I coated them with Glossy Accents  The sentiment banner was also cut by my Silhouette, taking a crest and banner file from the library and getting rid of the excess pieces before I pressed cut.  I chose the free Jurassic Park font, just for a final dinosaur related touch!  Just in case you were wondering, the sentiment is in French – one of the benefits of making my own cards has always been the flexibility to personalise and tailor-make cards to their intended recipients, especially when most of the family (on my side, anyway) is across the Channel!

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I’d like to enter this card into the following challenges too:

Sketch Saturday – Challenge 286 (see sketch above)

Cards For Men – Challenge 24

Crafty Cardmakers – CAS

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – For the Men In Your Life

Love To Scrap – Boyz Rule

Addicted to Stamps – Embossing

Partytime Tuesdays – Anything Goes

The Male Room – Little Boy and Babies

Thanks for reading x