I have been trying to win a new Cricut Explore machine and decided to do something completely different with what I have done before. I had just got my new Whimsy cardstock pack and there was the new Glacier colour in it and it is such a beautiful and soft green/blue colour. I had seen another consultant make a three dimensional balloon with an image cut out of the Artiste cartridge and decided to take the concept further and make a baby mobile. I am sorry but I cannot remember the name of the consultant and can’t credit her.
The small balloons have been cut out at 4″ and the large balloon at 6″. I have cut out 4 of each layer with White Daisy, Glacier and Crystal Blue cardstocks. I then glued the layers together using 4 different colourways. The completed image was then scored down the centre and then glued together to create a three dimensional object. Unfortunately, I was in a rush and didn’t take any photos of work in progress, but you can see the process in this post that I did with Christmas decorations here. The centre balloon has a basket made out of a square created by cutting a strip of Crystal Blue Cardstock at 3/4″ and another strip of Glacier at 1/4″ and glued the lighter colour over the darker colour. I scored at 3/4″ lengths and created a square. (I will try and take some close up photos and post them here later).
The white clouds have been cut at sizes, 2.25, 2.00 and 1.75 inches. I cut two clouds from the Glacier and Crystal Blue cardstocks at 2.5″. I then layered the white clouds onto the coloured cardstock.
To complete the mobile I got a piece of dowel from Spotlight and cut it in half. I then covered the dowel with the silver washi tape which is no longer available and then used hemp tape to tie the rods together and also created a loop to hang it up.
I have thread a needle with cotton and pierced the different shapes and tied them together. I wasn’t too fussed about having them all at the same length as it made it more interesting. Sewing the basket onto the middle balloon was tricky and took some time to get it looking straight.
I hope these instructions have made sense and please feel free to comment if you would like some clarification.