Saturday, August 23, 2014

Feminine Happy Birthday

I got a fab new background stamp from Penny Black recently.  Rather than using the stamp as is with the floral bits as the parts that wouldn't ink up, I used Versamark and clear embossing powder to stamp it, watercolored the flowers and greenery, then ironed off the embossing.  I have finally achieved presentable no-line watercoloring!!  Mwahaha!

I diecut the resulting background panel using stitched rectangle die which I mounted with foam tape.  I used a double layer of vellum so it would be easier to read.  I also curved out the banner a bit when I glued it down on the ends but that effect went away overnight.  Odd.  Finally, I scattered some gold sequins.

The Details:  Tim Holtz watercolor paper, Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade), Avery Elle So Happy sentiment, Penny Black Floral Tapestry stamp, Versamark, Hampton Arts clearing embossing powder, Ranger gold embossing powder

I'm entering this in CAS(E) This Sketch #89, Crazy for CAS #51 Watercoloring, Penny Black & More Anything Goes, Seize the Birthday Anything Goes, Fusion Bright Floral Inspiration Photo


  1. Love the colours and how you achieved the look of this card. Really really beautiful. Clever girl.

  2. What a stunning creation Toni, I love pink and green together and it looks really elegant on your card.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely work with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    Also want to thank you for your visits and kind comments on my blog, I have tried to follow your blog but you don't seem to have the option set up on your blog.

    B x

  3. What an amazing end result to the technique you used. Beautiful! So glad you could play along with us at Fusion!

  4. This looks great! Love the colors..
    Thank you for joining at Crazy for CAS!

  5. Such gorgeous colors! I like how you hid some of the sequins behind your panel too. Thanks for joining the Fusion Challenge!

  6. This is beautiful, I love how you have created your feature panel! Thanks for joining us over at Seize The Birthday this week :)

  7. this is a gorgeous watercoloured image and a great CAS sketch to show it off. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.

  8. Gorgeous card! Love its brightness!
    Rosi x

  9. Oh, this is so pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!


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