A Lot of Color – But Not A Lot of Cricut

This card is for a friend who has been laid up with a broken ankle.  She creates amazing balloon decorations so I hope she will get a good laugh out of this card during her recovery.  And while I missed the deadline for submitting this card to a pink, yellow, and orange color challenge,  I am still tickled with this cheery card – orange being one of my favorite colors.

There is only a little Cricut (the “balloon” bunny head is from the Spring Holiday Seasonal cartridge).  I removed the eye and nose cuts on the bunny head using the Cricut Craft Room.  It has a lot of Diamond Glaze and Glossy Accents to give it more balloon-like dimension. The little triangle at the bottom of the balloon was hand cut.  To make the balloon look more like it is floating, the baker’s twine is tied to her foot and attached behind the balloon with a pop dot.  The remainder of the twine floats above the paper.

The couch and reclining reader are from a My Favorite Things stamp.  In my first attempt at paper piecing, I paper pieced the sofa and reader.  I hand cut her pink cast and outlined it with a Copic multiliner so it would look more like it was part of the original stamp.   The sentiment was printed.

If you’d like to make an easel card yourself, here is a great tutorial.