Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Simon Hurley create. | Easy Watercolored Birthday Cards

I'm all about easy cards that are full of color! Today I turned a bit of ink blending and emboss resist into effortless watercolored backgrounds with Simon Hurley create. products!

This duo of cards was easy to create! I worked on Stark White Cardstock - this is my favorite cardstock! It's bright, it's white, and it's fabulous! I stamped the Party Hats Background Stamp onto two pieces of A2 cardstock and heat embossed them with white embossing powder.

I made the white heat embossed Party Hats Backgrounds pop with a bit of ink blending turned watercolor. I find that the darker the ink the better for this technique. I made two cards - one with traditional "boy" colors and one with traditional "girl" colors. I used ink blending tools to apply ink over the cardstock, but if you want you could go direct to cardstock with the ink. I used Prom Queen and Slippery When Wet as well as Later Gator and Remember Me. Once I had a heavy application of ink on the cards I sprayed them with water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer and set them aside to dry.

I stamped some images and sentiments from the Cake Walk Stamp Set onto Simon Hurley create. Stark White Cardstock and colored them with Copic Markers. I cut them out and added them to my card with foam tape. I love how the present fits perfectly into the hands of the bear!

Easy peasy! Hope you enjoyed this quick tutorial!

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