PE: Designer’s choice at Tic-Tac-Toe challenge!
Hello and welcome! My sister’s birthday came around a month ago and I had made this card for her –
Since I usually make some florals, I thought of going for critters this time. And with a window too (since I wasn’t completely happy with my last attempt of having a window card with critters in it).
So the first thing I did was stamp all the critters and watercolor them.
I used stamps from:
My Favorite Things Friendly Foxes
My Favorite Things Sending Sweet Celebration Wishes
My Favorite Things Piggy Pebbles
My Favorite Things Scene Builder
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Bits
I used watercolor paper from CrafTangles. After doing some no-line water-coloring using colors from Zig Brush markers, I added some accents to a few potions, like the cake and the party accessories and the balloons using sparkly colored gel pens or clear sparkle pen. Finally, I fussy cut all the images out.
Next to the card base. I first masked off a portion for the ground and then blended in the blue lightly and then used the Mudra Brick brick stencil on top to add more color. I used some makeup brushes, which I newly bought – and oh, wow, do I love them! I’ve never achieved such lovely blending! For the ground, I blended in the grey and then added some lines using a grey marker to indicate wooden flooring.
I used a single die from Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles to die cut the three windows.
The inside of the card is more water-coloring, for which I used a separate watercolor panel. This time, I used distress inks. Also, the wooden porch where the darling piggy is standing is brown shaded and another piece. Both the water-colored background and the porch are adhered directly on top of the inside of the card.
Finally, I heat embossed the sentiments, from Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Birthday, both inside and outside the card, using white ep. Finally, I adhered all he fussy cut critters on top, along with the cake and decorations.
And that’s my card for my sister!
I am joining the following challenges with this card –
Addicted to Stamps challenge #387: Make Your Mark
Watercooler Wednesday challenge #269: Anything Goes
Hndmd/CrafTangles May challenge: Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers May Watercolor challenge: Anything Goes + optional Emboss
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything Goes
Tic-Tac-Toe challenge #62 (bottom row, clouds-animals-layers)
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