#861 – STB: Spring Fling

PE: Watercooler Rocker at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!

Watercolor Wednesday - Honorable Mention

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Hello and welcome to another edition of Seize the Birthday challenge! We always have ‘Anything Goes’ as an option and you can join in as long as it’s a project with a birthday theme, but, if you want little challenge, you can choose to go with the Topping.  And the topping this time, chosen by Lindsey, is ‘Spring Fling’.

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Checkout what I made –

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I started with watercolor paper from CrafTangles. On this I stamped the large flower cluster image from Simon Says Stamp Beautiful Flowers stamp set in Adirondack Earthtones Ginger ink. This is a watercolor reactive ink, and I’ve used it before with watercoloring (see this card). I loved the effects then and decided to use it again. For watercoloring I used Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Once dried, I used Uniball Posca white pen to add dots to the flower center, then added black dots using a black fine liner on top of them. I also used the same fine liner to draw lines to the dots, completing the stamens. I also added a few strokes of clear glitter gel pen on the flowers and leaves. This is the only embellishing I did on the card (other than the gold foil, of course!)

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Once done, I trimmed the watercolor panel, fussy cutting it on one edge completely, and partially on the other edges, to give it a partial rectangle shape.

For the card base, I chose a light brown cardstock. I trimmed the front panel of the card base a bit shorter, so that it is mostly hidden behind the watercolor flowers. Before adhering the flowers, I trimmed a strip of gold foil cardstock and adhered it on the card base. Once I had adhered the watercolor panel, I folded the card and also adhered another strip of gold foil cardstock on the inside panel of the card.

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For the sentiment, I stamped ‘happy birthday to’ from Reverse Confetti All About You stamp set in Versafine Onyx black ink. The ‘you’ is die cut using Altenew Simple Alpha. I die cut a few pieces of the same brown cardstock and a single set of gold foil cardstock. I then stacked them adhered it on the card.

And that finished my card!

I am joining the following challenges with my card –

Watercooler Wednesday challenge #266: All About Occasions

Just Add Ink challenge #500: Just Add a Die-cut Word

Inkspirational challenge #210: Spring

The Flower Challenge #43: Spring/Autumn

Check out the Seize the Birthday challenge blog for more amazing inspiration from our talented team and our talented Surprise Party Guest, Stef Perry!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

34 thoughts on “#861 – STB: Spring Fling

  1. Ohh my Goodness Ashwini,such a Gorgeous card i just can’t take my eyes off those beautiful flowers ! The colors ,coloring and the card design is simply Awesome !

  2. Your card is divine, Ashwini! I love the little touches of gold. Thanks for joining in our 500th challenge at Just Add Ink this week. x

  3. Oh! I love the delicate cut out edge, Ashwini! Awesome coloring and great fussy cutting too! The gold accents are perfect for the elegant look of the card!

  4. I spent a great deal of time looking at this beauty Ashwini! Love the pop of gold too! Well done my dear…well done!

  5. Absolutely beautiful Ashwini! The gold details are perfect! Thanks for celebrating with us at Just Add Ink.

  6. You’ve breathed beautiful life into your flowers with your choice of palette and exceptional talent! Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us in the Inkspirational gallery!
    ~carol

  7. This card is so beautiful! I always love your attention to detail – you take so much care and patience your cards – with spectacular results!

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