Good morning! Today I have a nice bright and cheerful birthday card to share with you.
For this card I got out the watercolours to paint my flower images. As I have mentioned before, my paints of choice are my Peerless watercolor papers (which can be purchased in Canada at Curry's Art Supply---where I buy a lot of my supplies including Copics). See how the blue centers fade to white in the middle? Well, to achieve this look I lightly wet the whole center with my water pen and then just painted around the edges with the blue paint. The water draws the paint into the center by itself to create that look. If I want to darken the edges, I just go back with more paint.
It's a bit difficult to tell in the photo but the blue cardstock is Bazzill bling cardstock and has a nice shimmer to it. For something a little different I debossed the image so that it's indented rather than sticking out (o.k. I totally screwed up and put it in the embossing folder backwards but I think it looks great hee hee).
Stamps: Mixed Middles Flower set from Purple Onion Designs (see Stephanie Ackerman section once no longer in New Release section), Birthday Wishes sentiment (#HOP02) from POD
Ink: Palette Noir (works well for watercolouring)
Papers: Watercolour paper from Curry's Art supply, Bazzill cardstock
Accessories: Peerless watercolor papers, Stickles, Fiskars Edge punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder
Sketch: CPS #217