Hello crafty friends! It’s Rachel from rachelalvaradodesigns.com and @theunpamperedstamper. I am thrilled to be back for another guest post on Spellbinder’s blog. I have three projects to share with you today that feature the new 3D Vignette Hot Air Balloons from the 3D Vignette Collection by Becca Feeken.
For my first project, I created a 3D hot air balloon card as the die is intended. This style of card is so much fun to put together and looks super cute when propped up. I simply die-cut all of my pieces and adhered them together with liquid adhesive. For my colors, I used a bright pink card stock combined with some Waterfall, Pink Sand, Silver Fox, Brushed Gold, Portobello, Snowdrift, and Teal Topaz Color Essentials Card Stock pieces.
I love how this card folds perfectly to fit into an envelope. You can pick whatever colors you want as well as change up the sentiment.
I ended up using an A6-sized envelope to give my card a little bit more room and it worked perfectly.
For my second project, I created a box card that fits perfectly into a 5”x7” standard-sized envelope.
Box Card Base Dimensions:
- Back Piece: 5” x 5”
- Box Base: 10” x 1.25” scored at .5”, 2.5”, 7.5”, and 9.5”
- Inner Strips: 5.75” x 1” scored at 3/8” from each end
I added some cute clouds that I die cut from both Snowdrift and Silver Fox Card Stock pieces using the On Cloud Nine Etched Dies from the Open Road Collection. For my colors, I used mainly the same ones as I used in my project above with the exception of the balloon baskets in which I used some Timber Color Essentials Card Stock. I used some Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide Ink for my ink-blended background.
This card also folds flat to fit into an envelope for mailing.
This card will usually fit perfectly into a standard 5” x 7” envelope. I placed my clouds and balloons a little too high to fit perfectly into a 5×7 envelope so keep that in mind if you decide to create something similar. However, I was able to easily fit my card into a padded yellow envelope.
Lastly, I created a mini slimline card with a single balloon to show you how this set can be easily used to create flat cards as well. My card measures at 4” x 6.25” and can also fit into a standard A6-sized envelope. Instead of using colored card stock for this card, I die-cut all of my main balloon pieces from some Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock and used Copic Markers to color them.
- Teals: G000, BG11, BG13, BG49
- Whites: 0, C00, C1, C3
- Browns: E41, E43, E44, E47
I blended a mix of Salvaged Patina and Peacock Feathers Distress Inks for my background and added some more clouds from the On Cloud Nine Etched Die Set. I also used some Brushed Gold, Pink Sand, Blue Spruce, and Onyx Card Stock for my balloon accent pieces. I adhered my balloon to my base piece with some 3D foam adhesive tape for added dimension.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and want to try some of your own! Wishing you all a lovely day!
Tonic Studios Paper Trimmer, Gina K Designs Connect Glue Adhesive, 3D Foam Adhesive Tape.