Friday, March 5, 2021

A Birthday Tower of Air Power!

Happy March and Happy FriYay! Since Sunday was my birthday, I took off this month from my design team duty to provide a sample, and I've just been lazing around this week. Crafting some, but not with much ambition and it felt good. Time to get back to it, though. After family left on Sunday, I made a 6x6 family birthday card to display when there's a family birthday! I used a piece of Office Depot legal sized index card stock for the card base and taped it shut to give it strength.
I used  6x6 Basic Grey Hopscotch papers, Docraft X-cut balloon dies, Sizzix Nested Stars and a Divinity Designs sentiment die, all cut from the BG papers. I also had several green BG paper strips leftover from a previous project, so I used them to frame my two layered mats. Lots of die cuts and lots of layered patterned papers on this one.

I used Split Coast Stampers sketch SC505, resizing in PSE to get my layer measurements. The sketch's circles are represented by the stars on my card.

Here's the back of the card, with another sheet of the BG Hopscotch paper, and a scrap strip and 2 leftover stars from the front. I've stamped an old siggie on the larger star and then realized it was the wrong choice as I have not stamped at all on this project, lol. Oh well, I did stamp that! haha

The balloon dies come with the bunched strings and bow dies, and once I arranged everything it reminded me of a balloon tower or balloon air ship, so I am entering it in Inkspirational's Word Prompt Challenge "Tower". I popped the top balloons up on dimensionals for a little depth, but wasn't enthused about adding bling or sequins or even any dots. Just wanted to get her done and hung. If it bothers me enough, I can always add some later.

Here she is hanging from her display pedestal, where she will stay until I get all the St. Pats/Spring/Easter decs out this weekend. Thanks for visiting and I hope your weekend is a good one. Until next time, stay healthy and crafty! XXO

4.   AAA Birthday Game #23: Patterned Paper -- Basic Grey Hopscotch   
5.   Outlawz Twisted Thursday 2/25-3/10: AG --  #1/2 No twist this time
9.   Creative Crafters #37: AAG --  #2/3
10. NBUS Challenge #24: AG with Never Before Used Schtuff -- First time using the balloon dies.


Jane said...

Wow! Fabulous use of patterned papers and what a fantastic idea to create a family birthday card to display. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a lovely idea to use this fabulously Happy and colourful card to celebrate a birthday. Always beautifully finished Aimeslee.
Hope all is well with you.
Faith x

Darlene said...

OH WOW ... what a fun & festive creation my friend! Love those balloons and stars! Great take on the sketch! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Please stop in for a visit!

Monica C. said...

It is so nice to goof off sometimes! Glad you got to do it for your birthday. I hope you had a great time.
Your card is so festive and happy looking. I admire how you are able to put so many patterns together on your projects and it look so good. I am always fascinated.
Hugs Monica

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such a dearling card and idea to have it out for birthday celebrations. Handmade makes it extra special. This is such a pretty design and the colours really draw me in. Yes, your birthday snuck up on me. It was in my calendar but I didn't see it until Thursday. Watch for your late card. Hugs and love to you Aimes.

ahlers5 said...

This card is so wonderful and cheerful. I love the balloons.

Valérie said...

Very beautiful card Aimeslee. I love all the layers and the balloons. Thank you for sharing at AAA Birthday. Valérie DT

Kim Heggins said...

Wow....this is fabulous, fun and very festive!!!! Just love your wonderful birthday card!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Time Out!

Darnell said...

What a fun, festive, colorful, and layered birthday design, Aimeslee! Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

Shona Chambers said...

Its quite nice to take a break from card making, I did the same over Christmas and it gave me renewed energy for crafting. You definitely haven't lost your touch as this card screams happiness and party-time. Love the mix of colours and paper patterns, and those die-cut balloons are fabulous. Nice to have a break from stamping too! I hope you had a wonderful birthday and so glad you could join ours at TIME OUT!

Nonni said...

Wow, such a fun birthday card with amazing colors and patterns! This has such a happy look. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Aimeslee,
I love this! What a happy and fun Birthday card! I love how you decorate your entire card. That is really cool!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely wonderful! Love these colourful layers! Hugs, Chrisx

Nananas said...

Love this fun and colorful card! Great use of patterned paper! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!