Sunday, March 2, 2014

Make It Monday #153 - Watercolor background

I had to  make a few birthday cards this weekend for my sister, so I decided to use Dawn McVey's watercolor technique she showed on PTI's Capture the Moment for this week's challenge.

I stamped "Happy Birthday" (PTI's "Keep It Simple: Birthday" set) in Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder and water colored with SU's "Bermuda Bay" ink.  I then used PTI's "Embroidered Blooms" and stamped the leaves in SU's Pear Pizzazz and then stamped the flowers in SU's "Real Red" and "Strawberry Slush".  I finished off the card with green twine and a red button
 I attached it to a white card base and then onto a blue/green piece of card stock from a local scrapbook store.  I really loved how this card came together.  The water color background was perfect for these colors. 

I loved how this card turned out, so I thought I would make another one.  On this card, I water colored with SU's "Coastal Cabana" ink and stamped "Happiest Wishes on you Birthday" from SU's "Happiest Birthday Wishes" in Versamark and embossed it with Pearl White embossing powder.  I used PTI's "Daydreamer" stamp set to stamp the poppies in SU's "Calypso Coral" and Pear Pizzazz" inks.  I cut out the card from Spellbinders "Labels #8" and placed it on white card stock (also using Spellbinders "Labels #8" die cut) and mounted it on a green/blue piece of card stock bought at a local scrapbook store.  I finished the card off with white ribbon by SU.    I liked how this one turned out too.  I just may do a few more of these this week. 

Thank you Dawn for highlighting this technique this week.  I really enjoyed it.  Don't forget to stop by Captured by the Moment and check out the great cards others have posted this week.   Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Very pretty cards, Sue! I am loving the watercolor look!

  2. Love both of these cards Sue! They look so bright and cheery, and we definitely need that here in Michigan! You did a great job with the watercolored adds such a softness to your cards! :0)

  3. Both of these are so pretty! Love that watercolored wash background with the bright colors stamped over top!


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