Sunday, July 24, 2011

Balloon Flower - Paper Pal Arts #103

Once again I find myself thinking outside the stamp.  Earlier I had made a card with 3D hot air balloons, and the entire time I was making it I was wondering what else I can make with these stamps other than hot air balloon.  Well, flowers of course.
So for the sketch challenge at PPA here I made a flower - I call it a balloon flower. Note:  there really is a biennial called a balloon flower, but this flower bears no resemblance to it.


Stamp: Up, Up & Away
Inks: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke
Papers: Real Red, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Big Top Birthday designer paper
Accessories: 1/4" Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Paper crimper, 1" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, Square lattice embossing folder, 5/8" white brad embossed with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder, Versamarker, dimensionals, scoring tool.

I stamped 9 balloons using Real Red ink.  After cutting them out, I scored each balloon in 3 places and creased the balloon along those lines.  These were glued to a 1" circle.  The brad was embossed with Tempting Turquoise embossing powder and inserted in the middle.  The leaves were hand cut.




Here is a close up of the flower.
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