Saturday, June 2, 2012

Weekly Challenge #59: Birthday Challenge

Using a bouquet of birthday balloons as your inspiration, create a project of your choice using string in a creative way on your project somewhere . . . you could use it to create your own bouquet of balloons, dangle a set of Chinese lanterns across the top of your page, hang a series of Cricut cut charms from a tag or journaling spot, use it to anchor a banner strung across your page, or swirl it on a lollipop shape. Whatever it is, show us how to use string in a fun way on your project. I needed to make a birthday card for my cute Great Nephew who turns 1 on the 3rd. I decided to use the challenge to get me motivated to really think outside of the box. According to my niece the theme of the birthday is Dinosaur so I decided to use the super cute(not scary) Dinosaur from Create a Critter. I wanted a shaped card so I used my Gypsy to weld two of them together at 6.5. The using the paper from the DCWV Nana's stack I completed all the layers.
I  used the balloon cut, also from Create a Critter at 6.5 and cut two. I covered the tops with adhesive by running it through my Xyron and then I proceeded to put ribbon around the balloons starting from the outside and winding my way to the middle.
I cut two number one's from the Out of Character cartridge and placed them in the center of each Balloon.

Because the card was a shaped Dinosaur I had to figure out how to get the balloons to stay up when the are not connected to the card. You can't see it unless you look really close but I used a few sheets of acetate glued together and then glued to the underside of the balloons and inside the card. I then cut two more balloon and glued on top of the acetate as well as cutting another card base to glued inside to hide the acetate
I really like the way it turned out.

1 comment:

cdm317 said...

I love your card! The dinosaur is way too cute and the balloons are so creative with the twine. Good luck in the challenge.