I had a play with the Balloon Adventures to find the answer to a
question I've had in my mind since I first saw the set!
The question is
how easy is it to adhere die cut and punched balloons to the pop-up
balloons, in particular the middle one?
The same question applies to
heat embossed sentiments on the banner.
I question this because both
need to have a fold going right through them.
The answer is that they
work surprising well!
punched the larger balloon using the Balloon Bouquet Punch and placed
it in position on the pop-up die cut, so I could place a mark top and
bottom where I needed it to fold.
I wouldn't try to fold this freehand
as the fold would look untidy.
I placed it face down on my score board
and scored the line - it worked perfectly!
took the sentiment from the Best Bird Stamp Set and placed it face
down, in a slightly curved position, on to the die cut pop-up banner.
When I was happy the curve was about right, I placed a clear block onto
of it so I could pick it up for stamping without re-arranging the curve!
wiped over the banner with my Embossing Buddy, stamped the sentiment in
Versamark and heat embossed using the Copper Embossing Powder.
the quality of my embossing wasn't brilliant, I didn't have any
problems with the embossing cracking, when I folded the card closed.
a stamp in the Balloon Adventres Stamp Set that looks as if it should
fit on the banner but I don't think that's how it was planned!
that because, when the hand cut stamped banner is put onto the pop-up
banner, you can see two pieces of cardstock showing from beneath the
If you compare photographs 6 and 7, you'll see that on
photograph 7 I've cut the visible cardstock off but on the shaker card,
photograph 6, I've left it on.
though cutting the bits off the pop-up improves the fit of the stamped
banner, the banner ends don't reach the scored ends on the pop-up.
Whether that matters to you or not, really is a matter of choice!
didn't finish either of these cards off as I was concentrating more on
how the various parts work together on the folds and the banners.
I'm off to Amsterdam tomorrow, but I will write on my blog every day.
Until tomorrow, happy crafting.