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Simon Says Stamp - BUNCH OF BALLOONS Card

Hello Lovelies! I am pretty sure that I make at least one rainbow card with EVERY Simon Says Stamp Release and this time I'm pretty sure the Bunch of Balloons Cling Stamp provoked me! LOL

It's easy to reach for my Mijello Watercolor Palette an mix up a quick wet in wet background, but it takes me a LOT more courage to even consider adding splatters to a project and THAT is exactly what we will be doing today with a little help from Picket Fence Distress Paint.

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This is one way to create splatter...we'll try a different option...

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BIG B'DAY CARD - Embossing, Watercoloring, Splattering, Die-cutting

Card Base: 4 3/4" x 6"


Mijello Watercolors: Opera Pink, Bright Clear Violet, Yellow Green, Yellow Ochre, Yellow Orange



Creating the Background

  1. Emboss the Bunch of Balloons stamp onto watercolor cardstock in gold

  2. Spray the embossed image with water generously

  3. Use a wet brush to liberally pick up watercolor and transfer it onto the wet background, one color at a time, rinsing the brush between each color, allowing the colors to mingle on the paper

  4. The colors should be very intense be very intense; mist the paper again with water and place another piece of watercolor cardstock onto of the colored embossed background to pick up the excess color and water and create another background. Let both pieces dry.

  5. Trim the embossed, watercolored background to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

  6. Adhere foam tape to the back side of the background.


Creating the Sentiments

  1. Stamp and emboss the "Big Birthday Vibes" sentiment onto white cardstock

  2. Die-cut the "Big Birthday Vibes" sentiment

  3. Blend Pawsitively Saturated Marine Ink onto white cardstock using a Blending Brush

  4. Stamp the "Headed Your Way" sentiment in Intense Black Premium Dye Ink onto the Marine cardstock and trim as shown


Splattering the Background

  1. Add a small dollop of Picket Fence Distress Paint onto your craft surface

  2. Spray with water and mix with a Splatter Brush

  3. Pull and release the "bristles" of the Splatter Brush to create a spray of dots across the background. Repeat until you are satisfied with the coverage

  4. To add additional dots exactly where you need them, use the small round point of the "ball stylus" dipped in the paint/water mixture to dot the background


The watercolor with a touch of gold is always a winner!

A bold sentiment and a pop of color allow both sentiments to stand out against the bold background.

Generous splatter and jewels to finish our card!


If you are afraid of splattering, I hope this gave you the courage to try!

Thank you for stopping by and see you soon!



I listed the products that I have used below. Please note that these are compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support. All stamps used today were part of my maker package from Simon Says Stamp. Click on the icons below each product picture to shop with


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