Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Stained Glass Balloon

Hi, I procrastinated too long on last weeks challenge. Dang it!  Oh well here is this week Fantabulous Cricut Challenge.  The challenge this week is to use a kite or balloon.  I bought this cartridge specifically for this balloon.  This idea popped into my head.  You know the kind that hits at 4 am and doesn't allow you to sleep anymore.  Then more ideas, and things that need to be done start building, until finally you have to get out of bed, and get something done.  Even if it's just jotting down a to do lists!  Anyway,  I am glad that my idea worked.  Gotta love that.  

Cartridge: Summer in Paris 
Paper: Acetate, DSP, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake, white
Accessories: Ribbon, Ribbon Slide
Phrase: computer generated

I used my Cricut to cut the balloon in white, crumb cake, also an acetate sheet.  I adhered the paper to the acetate sheet. then colored behind.  That way I didn't have to worry about staying perfectly in the lines.  After coloring was done I glued the colored part onto a white piece of paper, that way the colors show up.  What you end up is kind of stained glass hot air balloon.

Soar beyond your wildest expectations!


  1. I absolutely love your card, the colours are stunning !! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

  2. I would love to see a tutorial on how you did this. It is beautiful!

    Rebecca, Fantabulous Cricut DT
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  3. Super cute idea! I'd love to see a tutorial also. Thanks for playing along with our challenge at FCCB this week :)

  4. Your colors are beautiful! Thanks for your wonderful tutorial on this great technique! I'll have to try this. Thank you for joining us at FCCB!
    Angie ~ FCCB DT

  5. The image and colors are beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

    So glad you joined us this week at FCCB!


  6. I love the way you did the hot air balloon and the bright colors are fantastic! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!!

  7. Terrific card, I love the colors and how you did the bow!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!!


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