This is one of the cards I made for the Watercolour Demonstration for last Friday.
this is a very simple card which could be adapted to suite either boy or girl … actually as soon as I finished this card Emily asked if it was her birthday card and as soon as I asked if she wanted it to be she snaffled it up. I had to explain that it wasnt her birthday for another 3 days so she reluctantly gave it back!
I do love the Pun Fun set and its a great set to start with as it has 8 different stamps for all occassions.
It even includes a coffee cup so how could you go wrong with it??
The images are stamped in Jet Black Stazon onto Stampin’ Up! water color paper and coloured using the aqua painter and the dye ink from the pads on the lid as a palette. I love colouring this way as not only do you have the colours on hand in the ink pads but you can use the aqua painter to water down the colour if you want a lighter hue of one of the colours. This way you can also build up your colour to give depth and dimension as you can see on the Hippopotamus and the birds tummy.
The Happy Birthday greeting is one of the new ‘single’ stamps available from the Spring Mini Catalogue and very reasonably priced at just $13.95 and has been coloured using the markers directly onto the stamp and then stamping it onto the water colour paper.
I did use the stamp-a-majig to place my stamps so they’d be in the right position – you dont want the words going over the hippo or the bird’s feet half way through the ‘happy’.
I do hope you like this little card as much as Emily does!
Thanks for stopping by and see you next time – its time for a Latte!