Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Simon Hurley create. | Rainbow Party Hats Background Two Ways

I am so over the top obsessed with the pull apart background stamps from Simon Hurley create.! They're so versatile and just amazing! I used the Party Hats Background Stamp to make a set of four cards - but I only used the pull apart party hats and not the entire background stamp. I love how they turned out!

I stamped all four of my cards on watercolor cardstock. I knew I would be doing a bit of watercoloring, but ended up only watercoloring two backgrounds. That's okay though - the Simon Hurley create. Dye Ink Pads blend beautifully on watercolor cardstock. The Party Hats Background Stamp has five different party hats that pull off of the background stamp so they can be stamped individually. I lined up all five of them with my MISTI and stamped them in a straight line with Versafine Onyx Black Ink and heat embossed the ink with clear powder.

I couldn't decide which style of sentiment I wanted, so I chose a script and a print from the Cake Walk Stamp Set and stamped two of each. No need to decide! Haha! That's all for my stamping. Now let's have some rainbow fun!

I grabbed a rainbow of Simon Hurley create. Dye Ink Pads - Prom Queen, Slippery When Wet, Overzealous, Clear Skies, and Crown Me. I blended each ink across two of the stamped cards - one with the print sentiment and one with the script. I made sure to cover the party hats and the sentiment with color, but not the whole background.

After I completed the ink blending I spritzed the panels with a bit of water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and picked up the droplets with a towel. I LOVE how the Simon Hurley create. Dye Inks react with water!

I wanted to do something different with the remaining two cards, but keep the colors the same so that the set would look cohesive. I used Prom Queen, Slippery When Wet, Overzealous, Clear Skies, and Crown Me ink pads and smooshed a bit of each color onto my work surface so that I could do a bit of watercoloring.

I did some messy watercoloring two ways - one with color going outside the lines and one keeping color inside the lines, but still keeping it messy. These were so simple and probably my favorite of the set! I spattered some black watercolor onto the backgrounds for texture.

This set of cards came together so quickly! Which is your favorite? I'd love to know!

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