PE: Watercooler Rocker at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge!
Just Add Ink Honorable Mention
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’.
Checkout what I made –
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!)
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.
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!
You colored this so beautifully. Wonderful card.
Thank you so much!
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 !
Thank you so much Pooja!! High praises coming from a watercoloring expert!! I am flattered! 😁😊
WOW!! What a stunning card!! I LOVE your coloring on this!
Thank you so much!
Stunning card Ashwini, your watercolouring looks amazing and the partial fussycutting is so effective, Cathy x
Thank you so much Cathy!
Your colouring is stunning! Such a beautiful card.
Thank you Lindsey!
Gorgeous card. Love your coloring on the big flower cluster and your fussy cutting is perfect. Great job.
Thank you very much JoAnn!
Magnificant card! It is so swe=inspiring and jaw dropping!
Thank you Barbara!
Oh my goodness, your watercoloring is amazing and I love the fussy cut edge for a stunning design. So gorgeous!!
Thank you so much Stef!!
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
Thank you so much for your kind words
Thank you Vicki!
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!
Thank you so much TaeEun!
I spent a great deal of time looking at this beauty Ashwini! Love the pop of gold too! Well done my dear…well done!
Thank you so much Nancy! 😘
Absolutely beautiful Ashwini! The gold details are perfect! Thanks for celebrating with us at Just Add Ink.
Thank you very much Nicole!
I love the glossiness of the gold die cut wording and your beautiful colouring. Chantell Just Add Ink
Thank you so much Chantell!
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!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Carol! Really appreciate it!
This card is so beautiful! I always love your attention to detail – you take so much care and patience your cards – with spectacular results!
Thank you so much Glenda! Your words really mean a lot! Thanks! 😊😊😘
So gorgeous, Ashwini! Elegant with a touch of gold and vintage… a double winner in my book!
Thank you so much Cris! Glad to grab those wins!!