Thursday, March 30, 2023

Birthday Balloons | Simon Says Stamp Instagram Hop!

Simon Says Stamp | Be Creative Release

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Hi everyone!

We’re having an Instagram Hop! Head over to my Instagram to check out all the inspiration we’re sharing for the Simon Says Stamp “Be Creative” release! I promise you won’t be disappointed!

My Instagram Account is here: Jean.StudioJD

A Little About My Card for the Hop

This was a super easy card to make.  In fact, it happened on accident.  I made two other attempts at this card.  For each of those, I was using different mediums (watercolor markers) and was being super deliberate in my coloring.  I liked the outcome, but it wasn’t what I was looking for in this card. 

Just when I was about to ditch the whole idea and move on to something else, I realized I had already-embossed a panel.  I didn’t want to waste it, so I just wet the whole panel and started dropping in color willy-nilly here and there without trying to be purposeful.  I was so surprised at how beautiful it turned out and decided I needed to keep it.  

To make this card:

1.	Heat emboss the image, in white, on watercolor cardstock.
2.	Wet the entire panel and then drop in small amounts of watercolor using a paint 
        brush or water brush.  Start light – you can always build the color by letting it dry and 
        then doing it again.
3.	Set the panel aside to dry.
4.	Die Cut the birthday using black cardstock for the word and white for the shadow, and 
        glue them together.
5.	Cut the word “Happy” from a reverse sentiment strip and use a black marker to go 
        around the edges so you do not see white.
6.	Once the watercolor panel is dry, trim the edges and adhere to your card front using 
        foam adhesive.
7.	Adhere your sentiments to the card front, popping the “Happy” up on foam.
8.	Add a few sequins for some bling!

Have you had any happy accidents when you were creating?

I hope you were inspired by this project!

Have a wonderfully creative day, everyone!



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  1. My goodness, that’s a lovely card, it’s light and breezy looking, amazing how it wasn’t intentional. You have a good eye for colors too, thank you for sharing this idea and explanation, I’ll be trying it soon.


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Designer & Content Creator

I love to make cards and enjoy trying out new techniques and products. My artistic “style” differs almost daily – it just depends on what I’m making, the look I’m going for, who the intended recipient is, and, well, sometimes just the mood I’m in.