Balloon Shaker Card using Gerda Steiner Designs 3 Monsters



Aloha Guy!

Today I want to share this Balloon shaped card that’s also a Shaker card. I haven’t made a shaped card in a while so this was kind of fun. On top of that, I absolutely Love these Monster!!! This is a Digital image and the set has All 3 Monsters, I’ll leave a link below if you want to check it our.  First I made my Balloon Card base using Simon Says Stamp’s Balloon Die.  This die set has multiple sets of Balloons in it so the set is very versatile.  I then cut another balloon using the same size as my base for my card front, using watercolor paper.  I used that piece and cut out 3 circles using the SSS In Stitches circle die.  This has stitching on both the negative and the positive side so my circles that I cut has stitching on it, which is pretty cool.  I also used the same dies to cut myself an Acetate and some foam which I’ll use for the shaker portion.

I printed All 3 Monsters onto a Neenah Solar White paper and I couldn’t decide which one to use so I decided to used all 3.  I colored the monsters using my Copic markers.  I used the Inktense Pencils on the watercolor paper to add some color to the Balloon panel.  I used 3 different colors for the 3 circles and then used a brush and water to liquify the colors.  I tried to match the hole to the color of the monsters.  I then used the Peacock Feathers on the rest of the balloon. I attached the acetate to the front balloon and attached the foam.  In the circles I added some small seed beads, I didn’t add to much because I didn’t want to cover up the monsters.  I added some bakers twine bow at the knot of the balloon, and put a Happy Birthday sentiment.  I do have a Full Tutorial on how I made this card on my Youtube Channel, if you’d like to check that out.  Thank you so much for watching and Please subscribe for more inspirations and ideas.  Thanks again, Mahalo
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