14 April 2019

Birthday card in subtle watercolors

Hi there!

I was so inspired by THIS technique from Instagram friend Channin from Craft Ghetto , I couldn't wait to try it! I think this technique will cure me from overthinking when I try to stamp a background.  Using watercolor in the form of distress ink, give the flowers a multi color look and it doesn't have to be so precise. So much fun!

I used :

  • Adore-you-stamp-set ~ Altenew
  • "Wishes" stamp from Happy little stampers
  • Birthday sentiment cut with my Silhouette cameo {# 50178}
  • Distress inks and spritzed water
  • Rhinestones
  • Craft foam for dimension

I'm playing along in a couple of challenges :

Less is more ~ Subtle colors

Just us girls  ~ Of the edge

Time out challenges ~ Embellishments

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ No designer paper

Seize the birthday ~ Anything goes



Thanks for visiting me today!



Cardsbymaaike said...

very pretty card and colour combo

JoAnn said...

Very pretty card. That looks like a fun technique for the lovely background. I like your split sentiment also. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

HilaryJane said...

As ever, this is a wonderful card, so simple and yet so clever xx

Lynne said...

Beautiful card, love it x

Cheryl W said...

I popped over to see Channin's video. What a fun technique, and your first try at it is beautiful! I need to look through my stamps and see if any would work well for this. It looks like so much fun.

Macimbalo said...

So gorgeous! Love this beautiful design! Thanks so much for sharing at JUGS!

Kathyk said...

Just FAB-u-LOUS!


Leslie Miller said...

I watched the video. It does look like fun and your card turned out very pretty with the colors you chose. Nice, Hannelie!

Shona Chambers said...

I saw this video the other day too and I'm about to try it out right now!! Your flowers look gorgeous, definitely a good image to use for the technique and the black sentiment is brilliant against the colour. Always so lovely to see you at TIME OUT!

Nonni said...

The background you created truly looks stunning! I can also believe how fun this was to make... I love making artsy backgrounds like this that have a watercolor feel. Should make them more often! Thanks for the inspiration and thank you for joining us at Time Out Challenges!

Craft-E-Place said...

Elegant and fabulous. I love this card simply stunning.

Kylie said...

Beautiful, subtle colours! I love the watercolouring using DI's. Thanks so much for playing along at Less Is More xx