Whilst having a bit of a sort out I came across this balloon die which was a magazine freebie from a while ago and would you believe it was still in the packet - unopened! I decided to put a card together using it so started by cutting the balloon and glued it to a piece of patterned paper, leaving the basket area unglued before trimming carefully with scissors. Next I inked a piece of card with some blue to give a cloudy sky effect. The houses were cut using a die from one of my Christmas sets (three dies - houses, Santa in the sky and trees) but of course the houses will do for any time of year. The greeting was stamped onto the sky area and then I set about cutting some layers and a border using dies. I noticed while trawling around the blogs this morning that the current theme at the House of Cards is a building and/or certain colours - this card fits the criteria so I'm popping over there with it.
Balloon - freebie stamp from magazine
Buildings - Christmas die set from Crafter's Companion
Frames - Sue Wilson pierced squares dies
Sentiment - freebie stamp from magazine