Check out this grey and dark purple Sketched Birthday watercolor card that I made recently! You can never have too many birthday cards in your stash! This card was a challenge for myself. Up until this, I had been creating very bright cards with white bases and I had a brand new pack of Rich Razzleberry cardstock begging to be used! So I took the “Color Coach Challenge” to work with a color I don’t use often. If you’ve never heard of or seen the Color Coach, it’s like one of those painters swatches you can get at Home Depot or Lowes. The cards are 2-sided and there is one card for every color in the Stampin’ Up catalog. On the front side of the card is the single color. On the back side of the card are some coordinating colors that work well with your chosen color. Typically there are three ways you can work with each color. Most feature a monochrome scheme with a single coordinating color, although some colors do not have this. All cards feature two color schemes with three coordinating colors.
One of the color schemes for Rich Razzleberry is Basic Black, Basic Grey (ok, I cheated–I used Smokey Slate instead because it matched the Watercolor Wonder dotted paper which, unfortunately, is washed out in this photo) and Rich Razzleberry. And that, my friends, is how this card was born! I used an aqua painter to color in the cake image. The sentiment was positioned using the stamp-a-ma-jig. Where has this tool been all my life? The arrows along the right side of the card are some scraps of Sycamore Street that I had laying around! The grey one is actually the flowery hexagon stamp from Six-Sided Sampler. I cut those out with the new Banner Punch–I love the versatility of this punch! To get the arrow shape, I inserted the punched banner into the Banner Punch a second time and snipped off the top. Pro tip: To matte small punched shapes easily, use the 2-way glue pen! The textured card base was made with the Arrows embossing folder, which I ran through the Big Shot but you could also use the Texture Boutique.
Here’s another version of the dark purple sketched birthday watercolor card.
You can actually see the Watercolor Wonder paper and stamped image from Six-Sided Sampler. This time I used the Simply Sketched hostess exclusive set to create an awesome thank you card. I can’t stress the importance of thank you cards but I think I’ll follow up about that in a different post. ;)
Supplies for the grey and dark purple Sketched Birthday watercolor card:
- Sketched Birthday Stamp Set
- Six Sided Sampler Stamp Set
- Aqua Painter
- Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pad
- Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
- Basic Black Cardstock
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Watercolor Wonder Designer Paper
Sycamore Street Designer Paper(Sold out)
- Arrows Embossing Folder
- Big Shot (or Texture Boutique)
- Sale-A-Bration Banner Punch (View the Sale-A-Bration brochure)
- SNAIL Adhesive
- Stampin’ Dimensionals
- 2-Way Glue Pen