Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Watercolor Birthday!

Hi everyone! There is a new challenge up at the Where Creativity Meets C9 blog and since I love Concord & 9th stamps and dies, I created a couple of cards to join in the Watercolor challenge!

I needed some birthday cards for my stash and the Concord & 9th 'Eat Cake and Celebrate' stamp set has been on my desk for a bit, so I took the opportunity to ink them up and add some watercolor effects! 

For the first card I stamped the images in black ink and wanted to keep a biota a white edge around them. I used the Cosmo Cricket Resist Pen around all of the images and let it dry before adding paint.  I was going for a neoplolitan look with my strips of color and I added in silver paint on the stars and candles for some shine! I added in the fun sentiment along the edge with a cute metal clip.

The next card is much brighter and I used a technique I learned recently. The colors behind the vellum are Tim Holtz Distress Crayons and I applied them messily in a starburst pattern. After blending them a bit with my fingers and water, I overlayed them with a stencil and used a new baby wipe to soak up the color.  The bright white embossing really stands out against the bright colors!  A few sequins and colorful ribbon are the final touches.

Thanks for checking out my blog! Bee Happy!!

Supples Used:
Ribbon: American Crafts, craft store
Stampin' Up metal clip
Grafix vellum
Stampin' Up metal clip

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