Hobby Art releases are perfect for female birthdays

10th June 2018

Issue 178 saw the return of Hobby Art to Simply Cards & Papercraft, and we’re so pleased to have them back in the mag with its stunning Hydrangea stamp set over on page 42 of the magazine, but here is an exclusive idea using the stamps just for you.


Happy birthday

You will need

Hobby Art Hydrangea stamp set

white 12cm-square card blank

white 10.5cm-square watercolour card

black VersaFine inkpad

Crystal Ranger Stickles glitter glue

Pinflair Glue gel

double-sided tape

Clean Color pens

manual die-cutting machine

Marianne Design Craftables Distressed Square dies


Simply make

1 Stamp individual flowers randomly over 10.5cm-square piece of watercolour cardstock using a Onyx Black inkpad.

2 Colour the flowers using three shades of violet Clean Color pens. Apply colour to the outside edge of the card going in towards centre of the card front. Use a wet paintbrush to blend and dilute the colour out.

3 Die-cut two squares of white cardstock one to measure approximately 5.5cm and one to measure 4.5cm. Colour the largest die-cut using the darkest violet pen. Colour around the edge only to create a border.

4 Stamp the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment centrally onto the white die-cut using black ink and layer onto the purple die-cut. Adhere the watercolour panel onto the card front and mount the sentiment on top.

5 Add Stickles glitter glue around the outside edge of ‘Happy Birthday’ panel to finish.



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