Bright watercolor sketch birthday card with embossed background

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bright watercolor sketch birthday card with embossed background

Okay, I saw this one card on Pinterest and I had to try it. So here it is, my bright watercolor sketch birthday card with embossed background! Something I learned about myself from this card is that I love, love, love(!) the watercolor technique! And when you add bright colors to the mix, it’s even more fun!

Using the Aqua Painter is pretty simple. You fill it with water, give it a squeeze, tap off the excess water with a paper towel, dip it in some ink and spread it on the page! It’s best used with watercolor paper (some of you are thinking, “well, duh!”) but it also works on Whisper White if your Aqua Painter isn’t too wet. I just love this card!

Supplies used to make the bright watercolor sketch birthday card with embossed background:

  • Sketched Birthday Stamp Set
  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock
  • Aqua Painter
  • Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Melon Mambo Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
  • Arrows Embossing Folder
  • Big Shot (or Texture Boutique)
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals

Cut list:

  • 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ Whisper White
  • 4″ x 5 1/4″ Whisper White
  • 3″ x 3″ Whisper White
  • 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Melon Mambo

Want to know how to create this bright watercolor sketch birthday card? Of course you do! That’s why you’re here! First you’ll want to stamp the scalloped cupcake image from the Sketched Birthday stamp set onto the square white cardstock. Once it is dry, take your prepared Aqua Painter (see simple instructions above) and dip it into the Daffodil delight ink. The simplest way is by squeezing some ink into a small paint cup but if you don’t have the refill bottles, you can squeeze the classic stampin’ pad so the ink pad touches the lid. Once you open the pad, you’ll be able to dip your aqua painter into the ink on the lid. After you paint with the yellow, add the blue and the pink making sure to clean your aqua painter in between colors. Let this completely dry.

While your sentiment is drying, sandwhich the medium sheet of whisper white cardstock inside of your choice of embossing folders. I used the Arrows embossing folder by Stampin’ Up, which is available now! Add this to the cardstock base with some SNAIL adhesive. Once your sentiment is dry, tape it to the melon mambo cardstock and then use some Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the card base. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

About Stacey

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