I was inspired to use the colour combination from Global Design Project #061
and I'm also entering the Stamping Up Only Challenge #161 this week which is for celebrations!
There's lots of new products in this post including the fabulous new Stitched Shapes Framelits! These are so wonderful- 12 in a set and circles, ovals and squares
I was very excited when my box of new goodies arrived and I have a few sneak peaks here for you. The birthday card is made using the fabulous new framelits for a pop up birthday card. These will be available from January 4 unless you are a demonstrator in which case you can preorder from December 1- another great benefit of being a demonstrator other than the discount. The balloons are so cute and easy to layer, and the great thing is that they also coordinate with the existing Balloon Builder Punch - There are a few on the front of the card!
It is quite difficult to capture in a photograph.
I cut 3 of each balloon and scored them in half.
For the solid balloon I heat embossed with the Emerald Envy glitter powder, but I discovered this doesn't show up very well on the Emerald Envy cardstock, so I sponged heavily with more Emerald Envy ink which has made them really pop.
In the first attempt I used jewellery wire but this turned out to be too rigid. My second attempt I used some (retired) silver cord. I tied a large loop at the top, then I threaded 3 beads at regular intervals to act as stoppers under the balloons and stop them from sliding down. I looped the cord back through each bead to hold it in place.
I used Tombow to adhere the smaller solid balloons first with the cord running down the centre. For the detailed, larger hot Air Balloon I mixed some water with tombow and used a paint brush to apply the glue to the fine surfaces of the balloon. I worked slowly just adhering one half of each balloon at a time.
For the clouds I cut 4 of each size from white glimmer paper. For each pair I cut one from the front of the glimmer paper and one from the back so that there would be mirror images.
To add some weight and anchor the mobile I tied a Christmas faced crystal decoration at the bottom.
Lastly I packed it all into a white gift box. I stamped randomly on the box with sweet sugarplum ink before tying it up with emerald Envy ribbon ( the narrow ribbon is also a new product coming soon)
Thanks for looking, you are going to love the new catalogue! if you'd like to see it early you can join my team- the CQ Paperlover's Crew.