More Inspiration using the Believe in You Release

Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using the new release from Simon Says Stamp, which you can findĀ HERE. I created a set of birthday cards with THIS new stamp set.

I’m a big fan of watercolor but struggle with it. I love the look of ink smooshing but wanted a more controlled look, so I applied the ink to a small acrylic block. I used a rainbow of Distress mini inks and applied it to the block in stripes and in rainbow order. I used the mini sized ink cubes because it was easier to put the color down on the small block. I spritzed the ink with some water until it started to bead up and placed it in the center of a 4×4 piece of THIS card stock.

The acrylic block shape was a rounded edge rectangle. I wanted a more “messy ” look around the edges so I pressed it down hard to get some of the ink to ooze out the sides. I let the block sit on the paper for a few minutes with other acrylic blocks on top for pressure. I love that every time I created a background, it was different. I also like that it’s a quick and easy backdrop for any stamped image or die-cut. Acrylic blocks come in all shapes and sizes so try different ones for new looks.

I stamped each card with an image and sentiment from THIS new stamp set (a new favorite of mine).

I added THIS and THIS to the stamped images for some shine.

I adhered the panels to 4.25 x 4.25 black note cards.

That’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by.

You can see the entire new release HERE. I’ve linked to it below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.




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