I created this project, several days ago before I left town, for a very special person. My husband's grandmother recently celebrated her 100th birthday, and we flew to Iowa to celebrate with her!!
You can imagine the tall task at hand - to create something special and meaningful in card form. I wanted her to have something of a keepsake, so I made a wall hanging that would remove easily from the card. In fact, it is the decoration on the card.
This Moxie Fab challenge is to use a hot air balloon on the project. I happened to have some hot air balloon stickers from E.A.D. Designs. Portions of it are transparent, so I put them on some patterned paper (that was glued to some chipboard) and cut them out.
Here's the card version:
Now if you are wanting additional details about how I created the wall hanging, read on...
The big ring is a chipboard piece (from Stampin' Up, I believe), which I glued to some patterned paper. I used a blade to cut close to the chipboard and some sanding tools to smooth out the rough edges. Then I glued the ring onto another piece of patterned paper (that was glued to a piece of chipboard to make it sturdier).
The biggest mystery is probably how I got the sentiment on the chipboard ring. It's computer-generated, and thanks to my Word program, I was able to curve the letters to fit (for the most part) the size and shape of the ring.
I hot-glued some dotted ribbon to the back to complete the wall hanging.
Here's what it looks like in use - I apologize for the poor lighting:
It is indeed a journey worth celebrating!
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Sassafras Lass, My Mind's Eye
Rhinestones: Martha Stewart
Stickers: E.A.D. Designs
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Chipboard Circle: Stampin' Up
Blossoms: Michael's brand