Hello, crafty friends! You may have already seen this adorable balloon animal die from Spellbinders. This little guy has definitely grown on me. Did you know that balloon animal ornaments are actually a thing? I didn’t until recently, but as soon as I found out, I knew I had to make one!

Supplies

Spellbinders – Pretty Pine Background Stamp  

Spellbinders – Balloon Party Animal Die

Spellbinders – Silver Hot Foil

Spellbinders – Everyday Sentiments II Hot Foil Plate

Spellbinders – Holiday Express Die Set

Tonic Studios – Nuvo Shimmer Powders

Spellbinders – Platinum 6

Spellbinders – Glimmer Hot Foil System

White Embossing Powder

WOW Embossing Pad

DMC Metallic Thread

Bearly Art Glue

Making the Card

I recently got this Pretty Pine Background Stamp and have been wanting to use it, but I’m always looking for ways to change things up. Instead of coloring the background myself, I decided to let my shimmer powders do the work for me. If you’re not familiar with shimmer powders, you’re missing out! They’re so fun to play with. I first white heat embossed the stamp onto water color paper. I then sprinkled three of my favorite colors of powder (Cherry Bomb, Solar Flare, and Atlantis Burst) onto the paper, spritzed it with water, and let it dry. I repeated this process a couple times in order to make the colors more vivid. Once I was happy with how it looked, I let it dry and then sealed it. I will say that some background stamps are better suited for shimmer powders. This particular stamp is pretty detailed, and it’s a little hard to distinguish the shapes and pattern. But, I still love the look of it.  

For the balloon animal, I used a piece of silver foil paper. There are little die cuts in the set that allow you to add dimension by layering them on the base shape. I popped those up on some thin foam squares. I attached an ornament topper that I cut from the same foil paper using a die from the Holiday Express die set. I tied some silver thread to the topper and then taped the thread to the back of my panel, while also adhering the middle section of the balloon animal to the panel with some glue. The rest of the balloon animal is unattached, which creates some great dimension.

I hot foiled the sentiment with silver foil, separated it into two pieces, and glued them to the panel. I then glued the panel to a larger piece of turquoise card stock and then adhered that to a white A2 card base. I finished the card with a few sparkling clear sequins.

That’s it for my card today! I hope it put a smile on your face. Other than the shimmer powders, this was a really easy and quick card to put together. And once you do enough shimmer powder backgrounds, you’ll think that part is easy, too! Thank you so much for visiting.

Wishing you all a crafty day,

Allison

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