This card was made for a challenge that required the use of plaids/polka dots/checks or stripes, plus the Close To My Heart colors Sundance, Cinnamon, Blue Bell, Desert Rose, Peacock and Glacier.
With so many different colors, the first thing that came my mind was a colorful hot air balloon. I have both a stamp set and matching dies for balloons that Stampin' Up! (SU) released in 2017 that is perfect for this challenge!
I chose stripes from the list of allowed shapes, and was lucky to find just the right color blue in SU's "Come Sale Away" Designer Series Paper (DSP). I cut the striped panel at an angle to suggest winds blowing the balloon to the right.
The diagonal white panel border was edged with a thin silver holographic to emphasize the divide between it and the striped paper. I used the blue ink to stamp the greeting from the same SU "Lift Me Up" stamp set as the clouds.
The matching die set contained the beautiful hot air balloon which I die cut from the cinnamon paper. Then I backed the balloon with panels of SU colored cardstock that matched the CTMH challenge colors. They were:
CTMH Sundance --> SU So Saffron
CTMH Desert Rose --> SU Rose Red
CTMH Glacier --> SU Pool Party
CTMH Peacock --> SU Island Indigo
CTMH Cinnamon --> SU Cinnamon Cider
CTMY Blue Belle --> SU Marina Mist
To give more dimension to the card, I cut two extra hot air balloon shapes and glued them to the back of the colored balloon. I like how it makes the balloon seem more like it's floating.
I am rating the difficulty level of this card as a "2" out of a possible "5". Believe it or not, the hardest part was to make the white diagonal piece! I actually had to attempt it three times before I got it right!!!
I think this will make a great card for one of my Chemo Angel buddies to cheer then up. I send a card every week to help them through their treatments. If you'd like to become a buddy, contact https://www.chemoangels.com/
Date: Monday, July 19, 2021 GMT Views: 122
Stamps: SU Lift Me Up
Paper: SU Marina Mist, Cinnamon Cider, Pool Party, Island Indigo, So Saffron, Basic White, Recollections Holographic Cardstock, SU Come Sail Away DSP
Paper Size: A2
Ink: SU Marina Mist
Accessories: SU Up & Away Thinlits Dies, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue