Interactive hot air balloon card for Day 2

Interactive hot air balloon card featuring the Best Adventure Bears stamp set.

Hi there! The MFT July “Sky High Friends” Card Kit Release Countdown starts today! I’ve made a sweet interactive hot air balloon card featuring the Best Adventure Bears stamp set.

The card kit centers around a hot air balloon theme and includes some really amazing products,  that you can check out below:

Sky-High Friends Stamp Set
Sky-High Friends Die-namics
Best Adventure Bears Stamp Set
Best Adventure Bears Die-namics
Petite Gingham Paper Pad
Card Stock – No-Line Coloring Card Stock (5), Tickled Pink (1), Cotton Candy (1), Ripe Raspberry (1), Razzle Berry (1), Red Hot (1), Peach Bellini (1), Coral Crush (1), Orange Zest (1), Persimmon (1), Lemon Chiffon (1), Lemon Drop (1), Pineapple (1), Limelight (1), Gumdrop Green (1), Jellybean Green (1), Berrylicious (1), Ble Raspberry (1), Tropical Teal (1), Blue Breeze (1), Blue Yonder (1), Cornflower (1), Wild Wisteria (1), Lavender Fields (1), Boysenberry (1)

For the mechanism, I combined dies from the Peek-a-Boo Wheel Die-namics and Interactive Swing Die-namics to create a sort of ferris wheel movement… Check it out in the video clip below!

My experience with a hot air balloon

It’s so easy to make and it doesn’t take very long at all! Before I tell you a little more about the card, let me just share that I actually got to fly in a real hot air balloon back in ’92. It was during my exchange student year in Albuquerque!

That’s my French friend Sarah to the left and me to the right (at 18), with the grown out bangs and goofy smile.

And here we are in the air surrounded by hot air balloons during the 1992 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! It was such an amazing experience and I loved every minute of it… even the bumby landing!

Interactive card with moving hot air balloon.

Back to the card… I used the Mini Cloud Edges Stencil and Berrylicious Premium Dye Ink to create the cloudy sky background. I then die cut it with the largest die from the A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Die-namics.

Interactive rotating card with hot air balloon.
Next, I partly stamped the image, to get rid of the hanging bear. I then diecut it with the matching die and colored it with the following Copic markers: R01, E55, E53, E51, R37, R35, YR68, YR65, YR61, Y17, Y15, Y13, G07, G05, G03, B02 and B01.

Close up of interactive hot air balloon card.
I stamped the sentiment from the Sky High Friends stamp set in Extreme Black Hybrid Ink and as a last touch, I added some Clear Round Drops. Hopefully you enjoyed my card… please visit the MFT Blog for more info about the MFT July “Sky High Friends” Card Kit.

List of MFT supplies used for interactive hot air balloon card


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Comments (10)

  • Tonna R Zablah 2 weeks ago Reply

    Very cute

    Laura Dovalo 2 weeks ago Reply

    Thank you, Tonna! 🙂

  • Bernadette 2 weeks ago Reply

    Love the colors and interactive element.

    Laura Dovalo 2 weeks ago Reply

    Thank you very much! 🙂

  • Anny Hale 2 weeks ago Reply

    So cute, so bright and colorful. Cool that you were able to connect with personal experience 😊

    Laura Dovalo 2 weeks ago Reply

    Thanks, Anny! Yes, I have such fond memories of that year in the States. I got to see and experience amazing things. 🙂

  • Eve N 2 weeks ago Reply

    OMG! I thought this was such a cute scene, then realized it was interactive, too. Love it (and now need to get the swing dies).

    Laura Dovalo 2 weeks ago Reply

    Aaw, thank you Eve! 🙂

  • Lagene 2 weeks ago Reply

    Soo cute, I won a hot air balloon ride at an awards ceremony when I was volunteering for Hospice years ago, it was AWESOME!

  • Fakaza Mp3 Download 2 days ago Reply

    Hey, thanks for the blog article. Cool.

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