So I gave it a try and loved the way it came out. It is a birthday card for one of my Grand Daughters who is turning 7. I know she will put this in her room and save it for a long time so I wanted it to be over the top special.
I got to play with my Cricut markers also, which I need to do more of since you can add so much to your cuts with them.
To create the stair step base score it 1 1/4", 2 1/2", 4 1/4", 6" and 8 1/4". Then fold it like a fan with the firstsection in front of the 1 1/4" going down.
The cupcake was cut with Doodlecharms and is a hot air balloon. I cut it twice and layered this so I could put the strings between the two layers and added Pop Dots , also I did the same thing with the basket. Every thing else is a single cut.
The basket and one of the trees is from My Community cart. I used the shadow with all the cuts except the cupcake so they each had a black edge like the black on the clouds
The other two trees are from Mickey and Friends and the Creative Memory cart Cheerful Seasons.
The clouds were outlined with black Cricut markers using Graphically Speaking and then hand cut.
The sun and the green front was hand cut and outlined using watercolor pencils with a blending pen.
I placed my clouds so they could stair step up by attaching the two outside clouds onto the trees in the first valley and then moving up towards the sun and the cupcake balloon. The balloon is raised from the second valley by the clear craft plastic, from Grafix. The same plastic that Megan used for her clear card. Enjoy!!!!