I am so loving the fun cards you can make with these poppystamps cottage fence dies and base with the added bonus that they fold flat for posting at the normal rate too.
I decided a bright and fun birthday card for my sister who has a birthday this month, but no worries she dosen't check out my blog so she'll not see the card early.
I used a penny black stamp as the foal image and once coloured with promarkers and the balloons made to shine with sakura glaze pens fussy cut them out.
I cut the base and side panels from green card.
I used a memory box tree die Alessandria and cut 2 out and coloured them with promarkers. I created a third tree like a fir tree ti stick in the middle, I did try 3 trees the same but it just didn't look right.
I created some bunting and added a happy birthday sentiment to them before sticking in place. The trees were positioned and stuck in place on the back fence ensuring that their overalll height didn't exceed the sixe of the envelope I intended to use. I completed the trees by adding a stamped patchwork pals owl again coloured with promarkers.
On the side panels I completed the scene by stamping and colouring with promarkers and sakura glaze pens more hedgehogs, I had this picture in my mind of mum and dad at the front , mischievous children in the middle and older children bringing up the rear of the family procession. I again fussy cut the images out and stuck to the front of the fence panels.
To support the balloon I used some acetate , love acetate packaging as it is always a little stiffer than craft acetate I find and it allowed me to give the impression of the balloon floating without having card there to support it.
That led to the idea of making the naughty children being able to fly ,I used the acetate to create strips which I folded so they formed a hollow cube. I stuck these to the base card and then the baby hedgies at different heights on the cubes to give the appearance that they are bouncing or floating along . By making the acetate that shape it still folds flat and fits in the envelope with ease.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;-
MAWTT -something in the air
Penny Black Saturday challenge -anything goes
cards und more -party animals
Stempelsonne -anything goes
Fabrika fantasy -happy anything
passion for promarkers - anything goes
Penny Black and more - anything goes
Shopping our stash -get in shape