A video tutorial will follow.
Adding Whimsy with a Fun Fold:
This is a tri-panel card. I started with Whisper White cardstock measuring 10-3/8″ x 5-1/2″ and scored it at 2-1/4″and 6-3/8″. Once folded closed, the card’s width is only 4″ which is what I wanted so that there would be room within the envelope for the hot air balloon to be floating off the card’s edge.
Creating depth by “fudging” multi-sized balloons:
In Celebrate Today there is only one size of the hot air balloon and basket. But I needed three sizes of circles for the PPA challenge and I wanted my design to feature balloons far off in the distance.
So how did I make three different sizes?
I used our 1-3/8″ and 2″ circle punches and layered them on the card to cover up where the smaller baskets would have been.
Note: When diecutting the balloons on the front of the card, also diecut a Whisper White piece for each. Mount each DSP balloon to its white version. The second layer gives the balloons more support and it gives the card a clean white appearance from the backside.
Why Did I Choose Best Year Ever DSP?
One of the patterns looks like clouds in a blue sky. The others are vibrant, fun and perfect for the hot air balloons. But the “Best” reason is because Best Year Ever is one of the FREE items you can earn from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. See details here.
While the blue in Best Year Ever is actually Coastal Cabana, I think Pool Party coordinates well with it.
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