I had it all planned out, that I would get a card posted during the week last week. But, unfortunately, that never happened. Over the holiday weekend, we went on a road trip to Tombstone Arizona. We had a great time and did lots of driving. However, still no time to put up a card. So, finally here I am ready got get back into the swing of things.
I saw this tutorial on a criss cross card on Splitcoast Stampers. Thought I would try it out. I think the hardest part for me was getting the patterned paper cut for the triangles. It took a couple of tries before I finally had it the way I wanted.
I used Recollections patterned paper and the yellow card base is from Color Bok. For the stamped images I used Stampin' Up's Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry. All the images are from Stamin' Up's Party this way stamp set. I fussy cut out two of the balloons to make the foursome of balloons. I hand drew the strings...you probably didn't guess that did you? I stamped the sentiment and sponged the edges with the coral color.
On the front belly band I die cut the frame using a sizzix die. Then fussy cut out the banner and candle. The candle is popped up on foam.
This took a bit of time, but wasn't hard. I definitely will be giving this another try.