Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

When I painted this watercoloured plaid New Year card last month I also watercoloured another piece and made a shaped card with it using the Balloons dies from Simon Says Stamp. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.

Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

These colours were spot on for a boys birthday card, and I think the shaped aspect adds to the fun. I used varying strengths of Indigo and Olive Green Yellowish to create the plaid, leaving some areas unpainted to add highlights. I used a white gel pen to add dash lines throughout the pattern as you would see on fabric as the colours weaved together. When dry I die cut with one of the large Balloons dies.

Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

For the sentiment, I die cut the Painted Happy Birthday die from Soft Navy card, added it to the balloon with foam adhesive and then covered with Nuvo Glaze for a shiny finish. I also die cut and added some white and Soft Navy stars too using the Large Holiday Shapes dies.

Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

I tied the neck of the balloon with Lawn Fawn twine and left the tails nice and long.

Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

I mounted the Balloon front on to a Balloon die cut from white card, scored at the top so the card can stand up if required. As a final touch, I added sequins interspersed among the stars.

This shaped card was fun to put together, and I love the watercolour plaid. However, this card would work equally well with a balloon cut from patterned paper too.

SUPPLIES

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.

SSS BALLOONS Dies
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SSS PAINTED HAPPY BIRTHDAY Die
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SSS LARGE HOLIDAY SHAPES Dies
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Arches COLD PRESSED WATERCOLOR PAD…
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Bazzill MARSHMALLOW Cardstock
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SSS SOFT NAVY Card
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Schmincke Indigo
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Schmincke Olive Green Yellowish
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Neat & Tangled Peacock Feathers…
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Neat and Tangled STARRY NIGHT Sequin Mix
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE
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Lawn Fawn BLUE JAY SINGLE CORD
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Tonic CRYSTAL GLAZE Nuvo
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MINI MISTI
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3M DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE
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MAGNETIC BLOCK FOR MISTI
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MINI MISTI Grid Paper Pad
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Scor-Pal MINI SCOR-BUDDY Scoring Board
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SSS SMALL TEFLON BONE FOLDER
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SSS LARGE GRID PAPER Pad
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Ranger MULTI MEDIUM MATTE Glue
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Sizzix Big Shot STANDARD CUTTING PADS
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE
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Sizzix MAGNETIC PLATFORM
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Sizzix EXTENDED MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM
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Watercoloured plaid balloon shaped handmade birthday card using the Balloons die from Simon Says Stamp. Find out more here: https://limedoodledesign.com/2017/11/more-watercoloured-plaid/

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