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Posted by on Oct 26, 2015 in Balloon Framelits and Dies, Remembering Your Birthday | 2 comments

Balloon fun and Happy Birthday!

Balloons are so much fun to create.  And with the Balloon Framelits and Dies by Stampin’ Up! it is supper easy to create many different fun balloons.  Because, we all know that where there are Balloons there is fun being had!!! (well, except for the hospital…that’s a whole different balloon situation all together)  A few weeks ago I made a card using Liquitex Ceramic Stucco Gel Medium and I decided to revisit this technique for today’s card.  To see the original card click here.



I cut strips of  Acrylic Paper and watercolored  the paper using two different yellows.  After the watercolor dried I used the Balloon Framelits to cut out the Balloon.  Then, I add the textured layer using the diamonds from the Happy Patterns Decorative mask and Liquitex Ceramic Stucco gel medium.  To make the Diamonds bright Melon Mambo I simply added a few drops of  Melon Mambo Ink Refill to the gel medium and used my palette knife to mix the two together.  The Silicone Craft Sheet is a perfect surface to mix the two together.  Though I do suggest that you not allow the medium to dry on the Craft Sheet.

The second Balloon was made by water coloring strips of watercolor paper using washes of watercolors in rainbow order so that they blend together well.  I just allowed the paint to go where it wanted.  After the strip of paper had dried I cut out the Balloon using the Balloon Framelits and Dies and my Big Shot.


The background is a simple watercolor wash on watercolor paper.  (I am always practicing simple washes…they are not a strong suite of mine..but with practice …progress is being made) Then I used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch and made the edges of the paper all pretty.  Layered on top of Mellon Mambo and a Daffodil Delight card base.  At the bottom of the watercolor paper I add “happy birthday” using the Stamp-A-MA-Jig and Remembering Your Birthday Stamp Set

Here is the supply list:  You will also need watercolors, watercolor paper, acrlyic paper, palette knife, and Liquitex ceramic stucco gel medium

Thank You for visiting Westside Paper Creations!  I am looking forward to the next time we meet here!  Happy Stamping and have a wonderful creative day :>


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