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Birthday Cupcakes and Beads

So I really like the watercoloring….. in case you can’t tell yet…. I find it very fun and relaxing. I wish that I had had the courage to try this sooner! Today’s project is a birthday card! (Luckily, the receiver doesn’t do social media so I can post it while it’s still traveling through the mail to her!)

I started with the watercolor pencils and watercolor paper. I layered lots of color in one spot then used the aqua painters to streak the color further across the page. Again, don’t be afraid to leave white streaks or mix the colors. I think it makes the finished product more visually interesting. I set the page aside and let it dry overnight. Once dry, I cut frames out of the Rectangle Stitched dies.

The cupcakes are from the Hello Cupcake stamp set from Sale-A-Bration 2019. (I have an extra (used) one if you’re looking to purchase one.) These were stamped and then adhered to the watercolor frame.

To create the sliding beads, first use the foam adhesive to create a top and bottom for the beads to slide between. The seed beads are strung on white thread. The frame is glued on top to hide the underlying structure.

Happy crafting!

July 16-31 Host Code: ZZDQG2BF

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Blushing Bride 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor Pencils Assortment 2
Aqua Painters
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set
Call Me Cupcake Framelits Dies
Stitched Rectangle Dies
Vertical Greetings Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Mini Glue Dots
Foam Adhesive Strips
Snail Adhesive
Paper Snips

Fun with Watercolor!

I decided to branch out and give watercolor a try. I’ve always found it intimidating (mostly because I was afraid of making a HUGE mess). However, I’m happy to report that was not the case!

I started with the pigment sprinkles, an aqua painter and watercolor paper. It helps to put a few drops of water on the paper first, then tap on some sprinkles to add color. Make broad strokes across the page with the aqua painter. Just wipe the aqua painter on a paper towel a few times to clear the color from the brushes. Don’t be afraid to leave white patches or to let the colors blend together a little!

As hinted by the picture above, after the paper dried I used the punch from the floral essence bundle to create flowers. I found that the most vibrant and interesting looking flowers were created at the edges of the colors changes or where there were streaks of white.

The flowers were stamped with ink that matched the petals. The leaves behind the flowers are the same punch used on the green vellum from the perennial essence vellum cardstock. Glitter enamel dots were added to give the centers more depth.

I then cut strips of the perennial essence DSP and layered behind with gorgeous grape cardstock to create the finished look for the font of the card.

Happy crafting!

July 1-15 host code: MNJK49MF

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