Hello! Its time for another challenge at the Seize the Birthday, and this time, the cake comes without toppings again! That’s right, its time for an Anything Goes challenge!
The card I made is for my Papa’s birthday, which comes in a few days. Its a bit funny, cuz I had posted my Ma’s birthday card for the last ‘Anything Goes’ challenge! 😀
So, anyway, here’s the card –
For this card, though I was going to watercolor, I chose to go without watercolor paper, but a normal carsdtock, which was a bit more resilient to watercoloring than normal cardstock. Of course, it wouldn’t be as good as watercolor paper, but it served by purpose, as I wasn’t going to use too much water while coloring.
First, I gold heat embossed all the images I wanted separately. The flowers are from Altenew Magnolias For You, the tinier ones from Altenew Beautiful Day and the leaves are from Ellen Hutson Mondo Peony. Once done, I watercolored the images using Gansay Tambi colors, and once dried, I fussy cut the images, leaving just the least bit of cardstock on the outlines to show.
For the base, I chose Neat & Tangled Art Deco background, and gold heat embossed the image. I then heat embossed the sentiment, which is from Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits, twice (since the lines on the scrip are absolutely thin, I wanted it to be a bit thicker). I also added some color, by watercoloring using Zig Brush pens, around the perimeter, leaving the center, where the sentiment is, completely uncolored. Once this dried, I also added lot of splatters using Camlin Drawing ink. I then trimmed this panel and adhered it on the card base. I then foam mounted or directly adhered the fussy cut images, around this design.
And for the envelope, I went with pattern paper. The sentiment is the same as the one I used for the card, and I added a few hearts from the same stamp set.
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