Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box Blog Hop + Giveaway + Behind the Scene Video

Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box Blog Hop + Giveaway + Behind the Scene Video

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Hello, and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box blog hop. If you came from the amazing Kelly’s blog, you are right on track!

Today the design team girls and guests are sharing some fabulous projects to celebrate the release of Masterpiece Box and I’m so excited to be part of this special blog hop.

Watercolor Handmade Birthday Card

I created a watercolor birthday card using the Floral Frame stamp set from Altenew included in the Masterpiece BoxIf you want to buy this stamp set separately, you need to wait until Altenew releases the stamp set in October. 

1_353982_FS“We’ve been working on coordinating this Masterpiece Box for about 8 months. It’s been a labor of love. The fact that so many companies were willing to release their product alongside other manufacturers shows the strength and cooperation in our industry. Aaron from Hero Arts has been known to say “The rising tide lifts all boats” and I totally see his point.

The Masterpiece box features 15 products from 10 different manufacturers and is about about bringing something super special and exciting to market. The Masterpiece Box features new releases from many of the industries finest brands!” – Heidi Crowl, founder of Simon Says Stamp

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These are a few watercolor cards that I created for the last few months. When I don’t have any ideas for my card design, I tend to go through my old cards and take some layout and colors from them. That’s exactly what I did for today’s card. 

Watercolor Handmade Birthday Card

I went kind of messy for my card today. I’m still not sure if I should have left my background clean without ink splatters. What do you think?

Watercolor Handmade Birthday Card

It took me about 40 minutes to color entire images. I watercolored my images with patience and repeated the process of adding colors over and over to give them depth and interest. 

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● How to Make a Watercolor Card using Masking Technique ●

  1. Stamp the images from the Floral Frame stamp set from the Masterpiece Box on a piece of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper with Hero Arts black ink.
  2. Stamping the same image on a post it note and cut it out with scissors to create a mask.
  3. Mask off the images along the way you stamp the images until you finish your stamped background.
  4. Watercolor the images with Gansai Tambi 36 watercolor set.
  5. Add some ink splatters using watercolor paints, Perfect Pearl, and Hero Arts Unicorn white spray.
  6. Mount the watercolor panel on a foam sheet using Be Creative double sided tape and adhere the panel on a A2 sized top folding card.
  7. Finish off the card with some Sparkling Clear Mix sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

Watercolor Handmade Birthday Card

I made a video tutorial to show you how to make this watercolor card from start to finish along with lots of tips. I also filmed a behind the scenes video you won’t want to miss. You can watch it below or on my YouTube channel. Hope you find it helpful.

● Giveaway ●

I’m giving away a $25 gift certificate to one lucky winner, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Leave a comment below and tell me what your desk or craft space look like at the moment. If you watch my video above, you’ll know why I’m asking this question.

The winner will be picked randomly from the comments left on my blog and the winner will be announced on Monday, July 18th over on the Simon Says Stamp blog.

It is now time to head on over to the talented Nina’s blog to see what creation she has to inspire you all. I am sure she has something amazing made up. Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy hopping!

● Supplies ●

Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix
Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Mix
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Be Creative Double Sided Tape
Be Creative Double Sided Tape
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Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
Mini MISTI Stamping Tool
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Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box
Simon Says Stamp Masterpiece Box
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Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad
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Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
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Hero Arts Unicorn White Spray
Hero Arts Unicorn White Spray
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Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
Hero Arts Dye Ink Pad Black
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Silver Black Velvet Brush
Silver Black Velvet Brush
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EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors
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White Fun Foam
White Fun Foam
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Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
Tim Holtz Tonic Paper Trimmer
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