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Make every occasion special with the Gemini Balloon Stamp and Dies

Crafter's Companion – 17/02/20

What’s a party without a few balloons? And now, with the Gemini Balloon Stamp and Dies, you’ll be able to bring the party to your papercrafting! With so many designs to choose from and a range of sentiments, these balloons can be personalised to fit your celebration and coloured to suit the scheme.

Because these sets are just so cute, we thought we’d dedicate a whole post to them and give you a little bit of inspiration on how to use them. Have a scroll through this little gallery to see photos and read some of our hints to get your creative cogs turning!

This card is all about texture and layering, and features coloured and patterned mats with the balloons taking the centre stage. Combined with the satin ribbon, this is a design that just leaps off the page and provides a bit of a feast for the eyes. It also features a ‘Get well soon’ sentiment, just showing the diverse range of sentiments that are included.

When designing this collection, we thought ‘those stereotypical rubber balloons have all been done before. We need something different…’ and so, we decided to create stamps and dies that look like foil balloons, just like the ones you can see above. If you want to take them a step further, you can use metallic inkpads to add extra shine and bring the balloons to life!

Why not use your Balloon Stamp and Dies to welcome a new baby into the family? We love this fun step card features a beautiful blue theme with pops of citrus colours. This would be a pretty simple card to recreate, so if you’re a beginner, this is the one for you!

If you want to try something slightly more advanced, this pretty aperture card could be of interest to you. The balloons are positioned behind the window to give a little bit of depth and dimension, while the outside features a bold print. They overall effect is just stunning!

Of course, the best way to use the Balloon Stamp and Dies is with colour. Just look at all of these gorgeously coloured designs! No matter what the occasion is, experiment with colour and see what you can come up with. You can make monochromatic colour schemes, designs that clash or something a bit soft and pastel.

We absolutely can’t wait to see how you put your Gemini Balloon Stamp and Dies, so make sure you share your project photos with us on Facebook UKFacebook USA,  TwitterInstagram UKInstagram USPinterest UK or Pinterest US using the hashtag #crafterscompanion.