June 5, 2015

Happy Birthday

Hello!

Today i am sharing a card i made for Pretty Pink Posh's Watercolor Blog Hop!  I'm not the greatest at watercoloring, but i like using them with stencils!!

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
I started by cutting a stitched rectangle from watercolor paper and placing a stencil over it, holding it in place with washi tape. Instead of traditional watercolor, i used distress markers by coloring them on a clear block and adding water.

I painted the open areas of the stencil, even though it bleeds under the stencil i really love the messy look you end up with! I set the panel aside to dry so i could work on my image.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black




























Next i stamped the sweet little girl and cat from Penny Black on some watercolor paper. I did the same thing with distress markers and water as i did with the background to color the girl and cat. Then i fussy cut her and inked the edges with a black marker. A little tip, for the inside areas, like between her arms and the banner. I start with these areas first with a tiny craft knife, the card stock on the other side helps support your cutting versus if you cut all the way around first.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black

For the sentiment i cut a banner from some black chalk board pattern paper. Then i stamped and embossed the Happy Birthday with white embossing powder.

Dana Warren - Kraft Paper Stamps - Penny Black
Then i added the banner, girl and cat to my watercolor panel with foam tape. I adhered the panel to a dark purple card base. Last i added a few pink and white sequins to the background.

Thanks so much for visiting! I'm looking forward to see all the watercolor ideas!!

Dana

Supplies
Stamps: Penny Black - A Little Bird..., Cool Chicks
Distress Markers
Stencil: My Favorite Things - Scattered Bars
Sequins: Neat & Tangled - Sweetheart Mix
Dies: Papertrey Ink - Double Ended Banner. My Favorite Things - Blueprint #13

25 comments:

  1. Oh, they are so cute))) your card is so girly (am I right to use such a word?!)

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  2. Fabulous card! I love the background and our images are so sweet!

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  3. oh my, how cute is this!!! I love the sweet design you've created with this card, perfectly done!

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  4. This card is so sweet! The watercolor background is the perfect touch!

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  5. This is adorable, Dana! I'm so tickled that we both bravely watercolored using a stencil and I just love how your's turned out! It's made a perfect background for that sweetie pie and her kitty festooned with ribbon!! It's lovely to see you again and I'm sorry I've been such a stranger! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. The background of this card is amazing! I'm going to have to try it :)

    Sally ¦ wheelingalong stamps

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  7. Love your card, it is so pretty. Love the kitty.

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  8. Oh my gosh, how adorable is this?!

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  9. Oh My!!! This is wayyy too cute!! Love everything about this!! Your background id phenomenal and your coloring is beautigully done!!

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  10. Oh! She's precious!! Love this ♥

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  11. This is so cute! Love the background! :)

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  12. This is beautiful!! I'm in love with that stamp! Thanks for sharing! ~Annie

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  13. This is adorable!! What a fun background!

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  14. Such a fun and adorable card - love the background and I think that image is just so sweet!! Awesome!! I would like to invite you to come to my blog where I am hosting a giveaway!! daisiesgirl.com

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  15. Wow! Super cute. I love the background. Just enough to be noticed but not take away from the adorable little girl!

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  16. This is sooo cute! I love the color combination..

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  17. Such a cute image! I love her, great fussy cutting! The background looks great too!

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  18. This card is just the cutest! Congrats on the Penny Black Facebook mention!

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  19. Absolutely adorable!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting With Creative M

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  20. See now I've gotta try this too! I've sponged with stencils after watercolouring but never tried directly with the stencil. Darn you and your amazing ideas anyway!!! :D

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