Monday, May 11, 2015

Birthday Card ~ Up, Up and Away

I have a water color birthday card to share today.
First I stamped then heat embossed the hot air balloons and cloud.
Next I painted them using ink from some distress markers.
The sky and grass were painted using ink from some distress pads.
I stamped the birthday sentiment around the card edge.
To finish up I trimmed my painting to fit inside the sentiment frame.

*Card base 4.25 x 5.5 in.
*Hot Air Balloon and cloud from the Blue Skies stamp set from Lawn Fawn.
*Sentiment from the Poppy Birthday stamp set from Verve Stamps.
*Frost White Pigment stamp pad from Color Box.
*Clear Embossing Powder from Personal Stamp Exchange.
*Tim Holtz Peacock Feathers, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon, Mustard Seed and Vintage Photo Distress Markers from Ranger.
*Tim Holtz Salty Ocean and Mowed Lawn Distress stamp pads from Ranger.
*Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad from Tsukineko.

May your day always be filled with love.
Crafty hugs,   

Please join me and play along with these wonderful challenges:
Lawnscaping #105 Watercoloring
Simon Says {Wed} Let's get sentimental
AAA Cards #39 1st birthday extravaganza party

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog


  1. This is just beautiful!!!!! I love the watercoloring!

  2. This is a beautiful card, Dawn. You really do a good job of water coloring. Love this card.

  3. this is so pretty! i love the colors - they're so bright and happy! and beautiful watercoloring! thank you so much for playing along with the Lawnscaping Challenge! :)

  4. Super idea to use the greeting stamp as a frame for your glorious balloons. Thanks for joining in AAA Cards birthday celebrations.

  5. Thank you for your kind comments about my card. I love watercolouring techniques but it's not always easy to get it to look right so still trying to practise and perfect. Your balloons are lovely! Stef x

  6. WOW - this card just oozes with beauty and softness!!! Looks like a beautiful Summer day!! So excited to see this amazing card!!!

  7. Fantastic watercoloring! I LOVE the use of white embossing for the balloons and cloud - really makes the color pop and creates a stronger watercolor effect. I'm going to have to try this technique out. Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Love the sky and it contrasts so well with the white card base! Thanks for participating over at AAA Cards Challenge. Be sure to leave a comment on the Design Team's blogs so you can get more chances to earn some great prizes for the birthday hop! Justine

  9. Fun card, makes me want to go, "Up, Up and Away". Great colors and images.

    Crafty Hugs,

  10. Fun water coloring - Thanks for joining in at AAA!


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