Hi! It's Erica and today I’m sharing an altered balloon I created using the Adore Collection by Authentique Paper! If you still have scraps from this beautiful collection, now is the time to use them up!
I started with 5 white cardstock hearts and traced each onto 5 different pieces of Adore Collection pattern paper.
I then cut out each traced heart and adhered it to a white cardstock heart to give it more rigidity.
Next, I scored each heart down the center and folded each heart in half. Then, using double-sided tape (tip: use a strong, permanent adhesive) I adhered the folded hearts together creating a balloon-like shape.
After my hearts were adhered together I used a small hole punch to place a hole 2" from the bottom. I threaded a piece of twine through the punched hole and each metal clip, knotting the twine to hold the metal clips in place. I then strung a piece of metal chain from metal clip to metal clip, attaching with jump rings.
To create the base of my balloon I made a box using this tutorial. I then cut a bamboo skewer (I nabbed one from the kitchen) into four equal pieces and placed one piece in each corner of my box at a 45 degree angle, gluing them in place. I let the glue dry overnight to ensure it dried completely and would support my balloon.
Finally, I began decorating my balloon with ribbon, flowers, gauze and Adore Collection "components" and "details".
Here are a few close-ups:
Supplies: "always" 12x12 paper, "blushing" 12x12 paper, "kindred" 12x12 paper, "story" 12x12 paper, "passage" 12x12 paper, "enhancements" 12x12 paper, "details" 12x12 cardstock stickers, "components" 6x12 cardstock accents