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Hello all! I-team member Sonja here with my latest card. Let's talk about challenges. I love to be challenged when it comes to crafting. One way to do this is to take a file and make it into something it wasn't intended for.
This SnapDragon Snippets hot air balloon is originally a 15" tall centerpiece. For some reason though, I decided I should make it the centerpiece to a 5" x 7" x-fold card so I shrunk it down to about 5" tall from flag tip to bottom. Why? Well why not should be the question.
To start with, I needed to design the card base. To do this was 5 easy steps.
- Create a 5" x 7" rectangle
- Divide it in half with a score line
- Center the shape of your choice and erase any extra score line within the shape
- Create an 'internal offset' size of your choice for decorative paper
- Cut out four bases and four accents
After I got the base cut out, I cut all the balloon pieces out and got to assembling.
(Note, I built the balloon around a strand of fishing wire. The reason is at the end of this post)
For the clouds, I ran each cloud and some foam through my Xyron Creative Station Lite® for an even distribution of adhesive. I used my Teresa Collins Mega Runner by Xyron® for the card base and accent pieces.
Final Project:suitcases from SnapDragon Snippets for details.
No matter what angle you look at the balloon, it is always the centerpiece of this card.
Fishing wire reasoning
- DCWVinc. Indigo Craft & Rose Gold stack
- Recollections Rose Gold 12" x 12" cardstock
- Die Cut Machine
- Silhouette Cameo 3
- Silhouette Studio-Designer Edition
- Silhouette Design Store
- SnapDragon Snippets Suitcase 3D Box Design ID #
- SnapDragon Snippets/SVG Attic files
- VersaMark Ink
- Darice Heat Tool
- Recollections Copper embossing powder
- Virginia Turtles 'you brighten my day' stamp