Sunday 31 March 2019

Fab Friday plus TGIF Bonus

A few weeks ago, I watched a video by Jennifer McGuire showing her pop-up shadow box card. I was very keen to try it and the challenges at Fab Friday and TGIF gave me the perfect inspiration.

TGIF have a celebratory balloon challenge, while Fab Friday have a lovely summer colour challenge.

For balloons, it's hard to go past Balloon Celebration. The two sizes of balloon in the set help to give a sense of distance, with the smaller ones at the rear. I sponged clouds onto the back panel of the card with a cloud mask and Bermuda Bay ink. I used Stitched Rectangle dies to create the window.
The lovely 'Hooray' balloons come from Happy Birthday Gorgeous. They also work with the Balloon Bouquet punch.

There are balloons in three planes: the back wall of the card, on the frame and one attached to acetate in the middle ground. (That was the best little tip in Jennifer McGuire's tutorial.)

Best of all, this 3-D card folds flat to fit in an envelope.

UPDATE: Delighted to be the FAB FAVE at Fab Friday!

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  1. What a fun design! Perfect way to use those bright colors. Thanks for joining us a Fab Friday, hope to see you again soon!

  2. So fun, Jan - I love the 3-D effect you've made with this card!! Balloons everywhere, lol! Such a fun use of our colors, I love it! Thanks so much for playing at Fab Friday!

  3. The dimension on your card is so awesome! Thank you for playing along with this weeks TGIF Challenge!

  4. WOW!! I love how your balloon actually look like they are floating up in the sky! So well done with both challenges! And I love seeing more ways to use the stitched rectangles! Thanks for sharing at Fab Friday!

  5. This is fabulous Jan - I love the depth of your scene and your sponged background sets off those balloons a treat! So perfect for these colours too, which are so bold and bright. Love it!