I'm making another balloon. I have a spot for one in the living room. I think it will look pretty cool there.
I got all of those digital paper designs over on Etsy last month. I printed some of them out and not one knocked my socks off. I looked through my other files and found one that might look pretty cool as the balloon part of a balloon. And hey, you know what would be even cooler? If I could get the diamonds spaced just right so that I could emboss them and make the paper look puffy!
I'd set the size, print a sheet, measure it against the embossing folder. Hours later, I finally got it right on. Printed out about sixteen sheets of this design. Cut enough balloon pieces so that I'd have a few left over in case I screwed something up. I didn't cut enough. The embossed pieces looked like . Either the embossing wasn't deep enough or it was too deep and it did something to the printed paper, made it looked ripped. Fed up, I set it aside for a couple of days. What did I want to do?
I decided to try some commerical paper. I spent some time yesterday and today looking for something that would look good with the basket and banner I already had cut out. Went through pads and pads of paper, comparing this one with that, would these work well together? I had some pretty decent combinations picked out. Then I showed them to Brian.
"You're not going with the blue?"
I thought about it and recut the panels from the design I'd originally chose. They will not be embossed. And now, all I have left to do is assemble.
Like I've said, the hardest part for me is picking out the paper.