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.
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.
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.
I tied the neck of the balloon with Lawn Fawn twine and left the tails nice and long.
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.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D