Monday, September 20, 2010

Shabby Balloon

This is one of the 2 hot air balloon cards I made for the recent Paper Crafts call and since I’m showing it to you  that means it didn’t get picked up.  I'm entering this card in the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
I made a template for this card and then layered scallop strips across it and then trimmed around the edges with scissors.  I added twine to mimic the ropes that attach the basket to the balloon and edged the whole thing in Versamagic ink in Wheat.
Shabby Balloon
I love October Afternoon paper and can’t recall which pack I pulled from…it’s either Thrift Shop or Fly a Kite...I have it written down somewhere.  I also used the butterfly die from Papertrey Ink and stamped the basket with my Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp.
Here’s the template for you and if it’s uneven, just trim it with scissors:
Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Monday!
Annie

19 comments:

  1. This is a fantastic card and equally fantastic concept. So sorry to see that it didn't get picked up. Love the butterfly.

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  2. Impressive! I can't imagine why it didn't get picked up - it's awesome!

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  3. I don't understand why they would not have picked this up. I love it! I like that paper too. Thanks for sharing the template. I look forward to making one now as well.

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  4. This is gorgeous Annie!! I sure would have picked it!! I so love the dp you used and all the scallops. How fun and creative!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  5. Oh my this is WAY WAY WAY cute!

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  6. Aack!! So so so adorable!! This would have been perfect for the MFW's Scallop Gallop too!! Ingenious and totally taking that template :0)

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  7. Oh I love it! I can't believe it didn't get picked up!!! Thanks for the file woman:) You are amazing!

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  8. Sometimes it just doesn't make sense what they go for and what they don't! Your card is amazing and really thinks outside the box! I love everything about it!

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  9. Love it! Your use of woodgrain, scallops and beautiful papers is fantastic! Not only that but you designed a template for it! Your such a rockstar!!

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  10. *You're* such a rockstar!! Sorry, been up since 3, so my English ain't so good...

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  11. Yeah, I'm with the others - this totally should have been picked up. It's fantastic!!!

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  12. IMHO I think they have their submissions in one huge box and then they just pull them out at random...some of the cards picked you just go?? "are you kidding me"...and then to see these beauties not picked??? now I'm even more convinced that it's the "lucky draw"... your cards are truly creative and amazing!!!

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  13. I love this card, Annie. It's definitely their loss they didn't chose it. I know I would have!

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  14. I'm not a template person...but this balloon is awesome! Love the concept...and the ruffles. You really can't make anything bad with October Afternoon. This is adorable!

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  15. Oh my!! How cute!! Love the scallops too!

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  16. This is great!! Love the balloon and the unique take on the scallops!

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  17. I love it! I'm totally not surprised my cards didn't get picked up when they were turning away awesomeness like this!

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  18. Hey Leigh Ann! Thanks for entering the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on the fun! :)

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