Lighter Than Air Hot Air Balloon Birthday Card PP678

by Joanne James25. February 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I love the layers on this week's sketch - perfect to showcase some pretty designer papers. I decided to embrace the pastels and showcase some patterns in the Lighter Than Air pack. This is what I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

There are so many pretty papers in the Lighter Than Air pack. I chose stripes for my horizontal panel then a balloon patterned piece for my vertical one. I stamped and diecut a single Pool Party balloon as my focal point and added a banner to it for my sentiment. I added a cloud panel diecut using one of the Basic Borders Dies. I added a couple of extra diecut clouds to give further depth to my scene and a trio of rainbow adhesive dots to finish the front of my card:


I couldn't resist a little extra stamping and some stencilled clouds to decorate the inside too:


So many possibilities with this layout - I can't wait to see what you make with it!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:

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Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (4) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/25/2024 8:20:00 AM #

I really like this. The soft colours are just so pretty. The repetition of the balloon in various guises it what really sells it to me, finishing up with that ever-so-fabulous- 3 D balloon that's carrying the sentiment. This sketch is great too - I'm going to have to find the time to play, I can tell. Smile

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/28/2024 5:50:43 PM #

What a great way to use this've got so many fun elements in here, I can't stop looking at it!  I love the way you used the clouds inside and out!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/1/2024 1:02:53 AM #

Joanne, this is so beautiful!!!!  I love the gorgeous shades of pastels.  The clouds are so amazing, too!  I love every detail in this fantastic card!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
3/2/2024 4:58:30 AM #

This is oh so lovely, Joanne! I love the soft shades and mix of patterns. That's one fancy balloon! Thanks for rocking my sketch this week! Smile

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