Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Birthday Balloon

Hi everyone ...
It's a brand new challenge at Papercraft Star today and I'm here to share my DT project with you
The theme is "Happy Birthday" and here's the inspiration photo


As soon as I saw this I had a notion to make a hot air balloon ... I get these ideas and don't stop to think things through ... I just forge ahead ... needless to say I had to have a little rethink ... the original balloon pieces I cut were too big - I just couldn't get them to stay up ... and I wanted this free standing


I actually made this set for my husband's birthday  a few weeks ago - I started by cutting strips of kraft coloured CS and weaving them to look like a basket - and formed a circle ... The base was an empty ribbon reel like this ... 


... Which I covered with a circle of card ... 
This not only gave me a base for my basket but an anchor for the kebab stick which I pushed through and hot glued ...


Then I punched a hole in the base of each side of the balloon, threaded twine through the holes and tied them to the basket ...
It was quite fiddly but I was happy to see my idea come together and it's still standing perfectly!


I made a very simple card to go with it using the scraps


My husband was quite impressed!

Please hop over to the blog to see what the rest of the rest of the DT have come up with ... hopefully you'll be inspired to join us

Have a beautiful day ...

~ Ros ~





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