June is around the corner and in our family, June is a BIG birthday month! Almost half of the family members have birthdays in June!! I try being prepared by starting with birthday cards right after Christmas so I am never in a crunch, and this year I did well. I have decent stash of birthday cards on hand, and today I am sharing a card similar to one of the cards I made for a family member.
I knew I wanted to play with florals and I did contemplate coloring this beautiful flower with alcohol markers, but I really felt like water coloring that day – so watercolor it was 😉
I just love the beautiful artsy style of this flower and I thought heat embossing and water coloring it would look really good.
To start, I heat embossed the image on a piece of watercolor paper (I use Canson XL watercolor paper) with WOW Pearl Gold Regular embossing powder.
I colored the image with ZIG Real Brush Pens (Light Carmine, Pale Green, Yellow for the centers and Light Blue for the shadows).
To get the panel narrower than the actual die size, I partially die cut it from both sides with second largest Nested Deckle Rectangle Dies 5176D.
I backed the die cut water colored panel with craft foam, adhered pink (cut with Nested Rectangle Dies 5003D) and green cardstock (cut with deckle die) and added green/gold ribbon on the pink layer for some texture.
To a top folding A2 size card base I adhered marble patterned paper from my stash (die cut with largest of the deckle dies and heat embossed edges), then added the water colored floral piece with pink and green layers.
For my Happy Birthday sentiment I used Birthday Balloons 1104-02. This set comes with balloons attached to the sentiment, however I have cut the sentiment out and heat embossed it to a piece of cardstock.
I partially die cut the sentiment from both sides (same as the watercolor panel) with Nested Rectangle Dies 5003D and backed it with the same green cardstock I used for my watercolor panel.
The sentiment strip was adhered directly to the floral panel using liquid glue.
Next, I added pink Nuvo drops to embellish the card. One of my liquid drops dripped a bit from the sentiment but it’s barely noticeable so I left it alone. I learned a while ago not to try to “fix” liquid drops once they’re applied 😉
Thank you for sticking around to the end of the post! I hope you enjoyed it and got inspired to try some easy water coloring for one of your next projects 🙂
I hope to see you here next time, and until then, I wish you Happy Crafting!