1000 Subscriber Blog Hop! (3 Watercolor Cards)

Hi there! Thanks so much for celebrating 1000 YouTube subscribers with me. I have created three cards today using some Christmas stamps and dies from Ellen Hutson designed by Julie Ebersole.

The theme of the hop is watercolor. I have been very inspired by watercolors of all sorts ever since I started making cards. I still love using them on most of my cards and think it adds a nice organic splash of color!

I have invited some amazing, super inspirational designers to join me and help celebrate this milestone. Be sure to continue hopping along their blogs and check out all of the fun projects that they have created! Have fun hopping.

I created the first card by water coloring a vibrant rainbow background using Gansai Tambi watercolors. These watercolors are great for creating backgrounds because they are slightly opaque and super buttery.

I then used the Home and Hearth die set and cut out a couple of the little houses and trees. I stamped my sentiment from the the Mistletoe And Holly stamp set and matted the panel over the top of the watercolor background.

For the second card, I stamped down the images from the Elf’d stamp set in a row and colored them using Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the fun sentiment and cut out the images in a line.

To create the background, I blended some Distress Inks in the colors Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon. I sprayed some water using the Distress Sprayer to remove some color and add texture. Finally I stamped some little snowflakes with some light blue ink.

The last card was pretty simple, I heat embossed a large sentiment and snowflakes using a stamp from the Holly Jolly stamp set.

I water colored the background using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens, using many different shades of blue and watered them down using a water brush. If you would like a more intense color you can skip the water and just blend with the pens.

Enjoy the video and have fun hopping!

Inklipse (Simon Hurley) – * you are here


I have asked many different companies to help sponsor this fun event, here are some of the prizes you could win:

Ellen Hutson – $25 gift certificate

Brutus|Monroe – $25 gift certificate

Create A Smile Stamps – £15 gift certificate (around $16)

Newton’s Nook – one stamp set of choice

Alley Stamp – $25 gift certificate

These companies have been very generous in providing these prizes, so be sure to stop by their websites and show them some support!



(The more you do, the more entries you will get)

  • Subscribe to Inklipse on YouTube.
  • Subscribe to my blog’s mailing list.
  • Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite watercolor product.
  • Visit the other designers’ blogs and leave nice comments.

Winners will be chosen randomly on November 18th!


If you are interested in any of the supplies I used, all of the supplies used in today’s video are linked down below. I am affiliated with Ellen Hutson, so I do get a portion of the profit (with no extra cost to you) this is how I am able to run this blog. Affiliate links used when possible. I appreciate your support!