Friday, 14 July 2017

Summertime Birthday -Watercolor card.

Hello guys
Welcome back to my blog. I have a watercolor card or you all today. everything you see from the panel to the butterfly is all watercolored using distress inks...They are my favorite goto for watercoloring. I am new to this technique and have recently stumbled upon it and trying my hand as much as I can. So, here I have made a Birthday Day with lots of bright coloring and splatters which I feel would be perfect for a girl...... or even someone young at heart.
I am putting this card up at the following challenges:
  1. Addicted to Stamps and more challenge#250 - Photo Inspiration (Got inspired by the colors in this photo)
  2. SimonSaysStamp - Monday challenge - Distress it.
  3. CAS(E) this sketch #230
  4. Craft stamper Magazine - Take it Make it July
  5. HLS July watercolor Challenge - Optional Twist - Blue
  6. Paru's Card making Challenges - July - Happy Birthday
  7. Polkadoodles Week#28 - Anything Goes
  8. Scrap and Craft Challenge#5 - Summertime + Butterflies 
  9. Scrapping4fun Challenge #94- Birthday
  10. The Ribbon Girl - July challenge - Anything Goes
So, I started with a textured white cardstock which I had bought maybe years back and I hoarded it for as long as I could possibly....Today was the last piece I could do with it and I am glad with the way my card turned out to be.....Ok ...so back to the process. I started with the cardstock cut to standard 41/4" by 51/2" and then generously spritzed it with water and then started watercoloring my panel. I have used 3 Distress inks - Mermaid Lagoon, Pinked Raspberry and Crushed olive. They blended and forned Violets and hints of Oranges. I let this panel air dry and it took good 4 hours before I could work with it again. I cut my front panel 1/4"from all the sides and then divided into 3 parts and assembled everything on a standard A2 size white cardbase (270gsm)
The Butterfly is from Mudra Stamps and I loved this stamp set....so much can be done with it. I heat embossed this stamp with white and then watercolored the geometric pattern with the 3 distress inks I used on the panel. I mixed then at few places and the result is simply unexpected.
Once the butterfly was all dried, I fussy cut it out and then adhered it to my panel along with some cheesecloth. Finished my card with the sentiment from the same stamp set which I heat embossed with White. To add more interest, I added sequins and splatter of white acrylic color.
I hope you like my card. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Supplies used:
  1. White cardstock (270gsm) - Itsybitsy
  2. Textured White cardstock (250gsm) - Personal Stash
  3. Distress inks - Picked Raspberry, Crushed Olive and Mermaid lagoon
  4. Mudra stamps- Geometric Nature
  5. Mudra stamps - Sequins -Sugar Plum Mix
  6. Watercoloring Brush
  7. White Acrylic Paint
  8. Ranger heat embossing powder - Superfine White 
  9. Versamark watermark inkpad
  10. Wow Heat gun
  11. Ranger multi medium matte
  12. Cheesecloth

27 comments:

  1. I want this card for my birthday! I have booked. It's mine. Mind-blowing

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  2. So pretty! The framing really works and so do the colors you chose!

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  3. This is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love the gorgeous mosaic butterfly!! Wow!! So beautiful!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  4. A stunning colourful summercard!
    Lia, DT S4F

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  5. What a pretty background on your card. Love the colors and I love the mosaic butterfly. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ♥

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  6. Very pretty take on the sketch!

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  7. A very pretty card with wonderful features. Thank you for joining us over at Scrap & Craft Inspiration.. Good luck!
    Hugs Suzi x

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  8. Oooh another lovely card - I really love this one,

    hgz Tinz

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  9. omg, you have captured some beautiful colours here! LOVE the design. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  10. Love your watercolouring. Thank you for joining us at the Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge Week 28/29. Helen DT

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  11. Lovely card. Thank you for Joining us at Scrapping4funChallenge and waiting to see next time.

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    Meena S4F DT

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  12. stunning mosaic butterfly with lovely colours muktha
    Good luck & Thank you for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge.
    Shylaa DT@S4F
    Adhiraacreations

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  13. Fabulous make! Gorgeous colours! Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Claire xx

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  14. This is so lovely!Thank you for playing at Scrapping4fun.

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