There are so many wonderful cutting files in the Craft Room Library that I have come to the conclusion that there are simply not enough hours in the day to play. But that doesn’t stop me trying! I love the themed cutting collections and this is where I found the adorable Hot Air Balloon shape for my Valentine card.
Once I imported the Hot Air Balloon cutting file from the On the Move Collection, I began to choose my papers. Sometimes this is the hardest part of a project! I decided to replace the pennants with punched hearts, so I removed them from my design. I then duplicated the image and moved it to the side of my visual mat and I rotated the balloon slightly to give more interest to the card. I welded the elements and then made an outline. I drew a rectangle box below and welded together the top half of the balloon and the rectangle to create my shaped card. I duplicated, mirrored and welded my shape to create my folded base card. (See Making Shaped Cards video tutorial).
I cut out and adhered my cloud patterned paper to my base card. I then cut out some clouds out of white cardstock using the Heart Cloud cutting file and inked the edges in blue. I assembled all the layers of my balloon to the card.
As the card is Valentine themed, I punched out some hearts and assembled them on top of my twine.
Finally, I used my Pen Tool to add my sentiment to one of the clouds. I just love the NEW pen tool to create my own journaling and sentiments.