Sunday, 1 September 2013

Hot Air Balloons and Chevrons

Hello everyone!
I hope you are all enjoying your day as much as I am.  The weather is absolutely beautiful here at the moment ... hope it lasts!
I have another card to show you.  This one is for my nephew who turns 11 shortly.  
 For this card I've used Kaisercraft's Check In Papers ... they are quite colourful and, I think, very suitable for a child's card.
 I mounted the different papers on a dark blue cardstock to define them a bit from each other, and then used a Kaisercraft background stamp on the side underneath the chevrons.
 This is my first attempt at making chevrons and I didn't realise how difficult it was to make them the same size.  Had to throw a few away but, in the end, I did manage to make them nearly the same.  You can probably tell they are not exact but I'm just going to say it adds to the character of the card ... hehehe!
  The small hot air balloon is a wood  flourish from Kaisercraft.  I coloured it with some Versa Color Stamp Pads and also lightly stamped it with another background stamp from, Kaisercraft and layered it on top of a ticket from my stash.
 Printed the greeting on my computer, mounted it on some cardstock and placed a couple of small brads on the ends.
 Decorated the inside with more paper from the same collection, added a label and a contrasting strip and printed the sentiment with Word Art.
 And there you have it.  A card for my nephew with a Hot Air Balloon and Chevrons.

I am entering this card in the ABC Challenge which this week is 'No flowers'.

Thank you so much for stopping by,
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg


  1. Beautiful new card Margaret!!!! Kisses

  2. This is a fabulous male card Marg.. the colors are great and I would not have even wondered about your chevrons.. when you look at a garden of flowers, they are not the same size or shape and yet we think they are beautiful.. so it is with scrapbooking.. I don't even think about perfection, I love character!!

  3. Another beautiful masculine card Marg..I love the colours, layers, design and the chevrons just finish it off beautifully.

  4. You are really a master at masculine cards Margaret! Love the colours on this one and agree with need for perfection in scrap booking!!!

  5. Oh, wow! This card is just amazing! Love the chevrons too! Thanks for playing along with our 'No Flowers' challenge over at ABC Challenges!

  6. Your nephew is so going to adore his special card... its certainly eye-catching and those chevron's are gorgeous too!


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