I will admit I go to dies more often than punches these days, but have a couple baskets full of punches that like to come out and play.
Splitcoast Stampers recently had a tutorial on what they called a "honeycomb shapes" technique and I decided to use my heart punch to create a hot air balloon.
The smaller balloons are made with a Fiscars heart punch.
I folded the hearts in half with the pattern I wanted to show on the inside.
I then snipped off the bottom of the hearts and started adhering them together.
I put 7 or 8 hearts together to create my dimensional hot air balloon and then adhered the finished balloon to the card front panel.
The balloons will always be open when the card is out, but will close flat for mailing.
The baskets are also freeformed from scraps and the ropes are just pen lines.
The front sentiment is yet another one from the PTI Mega Mixed Media stamp set and the sentiment inside the card is from the My Favorite Things Vertical Greetings stamp & die set.
All the designer papers are from the MME Indie Chic collections - either Nutmeg or Ginger.
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