Thursday, March 27, 2014

Watercolor Birthday Card

Hi Friends, I tried some water coloring! Sort of. I didn't use a brush except to add a little extra color to the flowers but the majority of this was done by smushing some TH distress ink pads onto a TH craft mat, spraying it with water and laying the TH watercolor paper front side down onto it.

 First of course, I heat embossing this Stampedous flower image with navy embossing powder by Hampton Arts. I was inspired by Kristina Werner's video HERE. Water coloring sure is fun! I bought some Stampin Up aqua painter brushes so I could do some controlled water coloring next time.

I pierced the image piece with a piercer tool and layered it on a Navy SB scalloped rectangle. I know, it looks black. Following Sweet Sunday Sketch 209 I prepared the base with card stock and Basic Grey's Fresh Cut paper. You'll be see a lot more of it, it's so pretty! Lastly I cut a MFT tab and inked a Verve birthday sentiment in pink ink, not sure which one and added some MME enamel dots.
Some Links:
4 CCC 187 -Spring
Creative Knockouts 30 -Texturize it. Mine texture is the water color paper.
Cute Card Thursday -Floral Delights Use flowers
Southern Girls Challenge -Floral Frenzy
Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge -No square cards
Sparkle and Sprinkle -Anything with Glitter, Emb. Powder. I used embossing powder.

Until next time! Kim


  1. This is beautiful!! Love your water coloring!!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  2. I think you got an awesome watercolor look Kim. The stamp was a great choice. Very springy and a great design. Hugs!

  3. OH I love how you’ve achieved your color here. This is such a great design!

  4. This is so pretty, Kim...your colors are so vibrant! I have never had much luck with watercolors but you certainly have done wonders with yours! What a beauty! :)

  5. I love this, Kim! I think your technique for watercoloring turned out great! Love those "spring" flowers :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxox

  6. Beautiful card, lovely roses.

  7. That is a fabulous looking card! Love the idea of doing the coloring this way. I'll have to try it out!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative knockouts this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky.

  8. This is a technique on my to do list too..great job on it! Thank you for sharing at Southern Girls Challenge

  9. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

  10. Wow, lovely project!
    Great color and love the choice of that floral background paper too!
    Thanks for also posting up at Southern Girls!