Monday, March 15, 2010

Fantabulous Cricut Challenge #001 -Balloon Shaped Card

Today is the day! Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog is having their very first challenge and the design team has created amazing projects for you to get inspiration from.

Our first challenge is to include a word and shape on your project:
the word is "Birthday"
the shape is a "Balloon"

Here is the card I made for the challenge. A balloon shaped card with layered party hat, and stars. I used the Celebrations Cricut cartridge for all images.

A simple Design Studio cut file available at the end of this post.

I tied the balloon using organdy ribbon but wanted to give it more of a curly effect.

Using my heat tool, I carefully waved it over the ribbon and the ribbon began to melt. The melting process happens very quickly so make sure the heat is not held on the ribbon to long.
I got just the look that I wanted for a curly balloon string effect.
I used tons of pop-dots to pop the pieces off the card.
Click here for -Balloon Card -Design Studio cut file

Head on over to Fantabulous Cricut to see the great projects from the design team, and join us for this weeks challenge.

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  1. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on in the Cutting category today [15 Mar 09:34am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  2. oh is this beautiful. i did a card for this challenge and my poor card pales! but then, i'm very new to the cricut. i will post it tomorrow.

    this is still beautiful!

  3. Gorgeous colors. It looks great Robin.


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