Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Up, Up, and Away

This card was created for the Heart2Heart Challenges for "Change". This card represents my interpretation of "Change"...(1) Unfortunately we are unable to go to the Balloon Fiesta so why not bring the Balloon Fiesta into a magic sliding card (2) October season now going from Green to Fall colors, and (3) Balloon change from black and white and disappears like magic to a very colorful balloon. 


Heart2Heart Challenge "Change"

Monday, September 28, 2015

Our final September challenge is the theme of change. It might be the changing seasons, a big change in your life, or even the change in your pocket.  We can't wait to see how you interpret this theme challenge!  
In October we quite frequently go to the Albuqueque International Balloon Fiesta...in hopes of good weather and winds no stronger than 9 miles an hour or the balloon flights will be cancelled.  One year we took our son-in-law and due to the bad weather no balloons were seen except for the one just outside of Albuqueque at the Route 66 Casino.

My Inspiration and colors for this Magic Sliding Card
October 2013 Albuqueque International Balloon Fiesta
Magic Sliding Card Tutorial:  Christina Griffiths
(Made modification to size and attached pocket to a 5 x 7 card)

My daughter has been doing a lot of Emma (Paper Sweeties) and I thought she would be a cute addition to my card...so I pried Emma away, for the day, which was quite a challenge. As soon as I finish this posting I will be visiting Emma's friends and will probably be forced...lol...to make a purchase.  I had a lot of fun making this card and hope you enjoy it as much.

Also submitted to:

DL.ART September Linky Challenge 
9/29/2015 "Anything Goes" - Random Draw for September 

The Outlawz Challenge                      
Thursday - September 24-30, 2015
"Anything Goes" - No Twist 

CTMH Products Unless Otherwise Specified:
Stamp Sets:
     D1667 Balloon Wishes Occasions
     Paper Sweeties - Emma
Cricut Design Space
     Leaves - Creativebug Cartridge
     Grass - Artbooking Cartridge
     Sentiment Banner - Artiste Cartridge
     Paper Fundamentals - Canary
     Card:  Daisy White and Honey
     Leaves - Goldrush, New England, Ruby, Canary, Orange
     Sentiment - Gypsy
Inks or Pens:
     ShinHan Alcohol-based Pens - Variety of Colors
     3D Thin Foam Tape



  1. How cool! I have no idea how you made the colors disappear, must check out a tutorial for this, it's so fun!

  2. This is a really great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart2Heart!

  3. Gorgeous! These are so much fun! Just love your card. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
    Hugs, Pat♥

  4. Love the design....such a cool card! Love the pretty scene..Emma is so cute!

  5. What a fabulous card- I wondered if someone would use this technique as it fits perfectly with the change theme! Thank you for joining in at H2H challenges.

  6. wooow this is hillarious
    great idea
    and like Pia said
    i dont know how to made the color of air luft balloon dissapear
    wooow I love this card
    so creative Sue
    will visit your next post

  7. I have seen several tutorials but have not yet made one of these. The hot air balloon is perfect for the challenge theme - just love it!

  8. Thanks so much for posting the video tutorial! I have to say, yours is so much better than the sample in the video! Amazing job!!!

  9. Wow! I think my eyes popped out of my head! It is like a magic trick! Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart, such a great thing to share!

  10. What a fantastic design, Sue! Love that colorful balloon to bits and pieces, and Emma is dressed perfectly for a sky-bound outing!

  11. Great card, I love the little girl and the balloon is awesome. I love what you did with it! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

    Brandi R
    DT member H2H


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