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Video: Let's Decorate Balloons!

May 20, 2024 Michelle Short

Hello there, Michelle here and today I have a card and video to share adding detail and decoration to balloons. I am using the Balloon Bunch Fancy Dies, which fill a card front perfectly, so make a big impact on the card!

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

(If you are having trouble viewing this video, please watch HERE on YouTube.)

I started off by die cutting the bouquet of balloons in the Balloon Bunch Fancy Dies set from Deluxe Smooth White cardstock. I then cut the individual balloon in the set four times from the same cardstock. 

Balloon Bunch by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I added ink blending to the individual balloons first, with Medium Blending Brushes. I then masked off the balloons on the bouquet and added ink blending to those too (just the ones that I am not going to overlap with the individual balloons). For the ink blending, I used Dandelion, Papaya, Ultra Pink, Aegean, Bermuda, Aquatic and Amethyst Core Inks. 

Balloon Bunch by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I took the Sparkle Weave Stencil and placed it over the ballooons. Using the respective colours of ink, I added ink blending through it to add the pattern onto the balloons. The individual balloons were then adhered to the bouquet layer using Precision Glue XL. The bouquet was then in turn adhered to an A2 sized card base made from Pitch Black cardstock, that I added horizontal score lines on, with thin foam tape. 

Balloon Bunch by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Folk Art set onto Pitch Black cardstock using Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied White Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut into a strip before adhering to the card. I thought it would be fun to decorate the balloons even further with flowers or butterflies. I think both would work well, but I decided to go with butterflies today! 

Balloon Bunch by Michelle Short for Hero Arts

I die cut the Flower Pattern Cover Plate from Deluxe Smooth White cardstock and added three of the butterlies to the card. To finish off, I added Black Enamel Dots around the balloons and on the butterflies. 

I hope I have inspired you to try decorating balloons (or any die cut shapes) using your stencils. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

1 Responses

Sam Asim

Sam Asim

June 09, 2024

Hi Michelle, your card-making process sounds fantastic! The Balloon Bunch Fancy Dies indeed make a striking impact. Your detailed explanation of the ink blending techniques, using a variety of vibrant colors, adds a beautiful touch to the balloons. I love how you thoughtfully masked the bouquet balloons for precise blending. It’s a great idea to use individual balloons to create depth and dimension. Can’t wait to see the final result!

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