SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 2

I’m back with another card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge.

I’ve been watching a lot of videos on using watercolor on cards and I love how it looks.  So I decided to try the technique myself.

Take a look:

Happy Birthday Watercolor

The die cut balloon is what I used the watercolor technique on.  For my first try, I think I did an OK job.

As I look at the card, I realized that the background on the card is competing with the balloon image.  It might look better if the card base was blank, then the balloon image would really stand out on its own.  All in all, this was a learning experience for me.

Please, leave a comment letting me know what you think.

Supplies used:

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Classic Crest Solar White CS

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Tide Pool Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

Hero Arts Orange Soda Ink

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Point Borders

On Point Borders

Birthday Balloons

Birthday Balloons

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

SSS Balloons Craft Dies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memento Tuxedo Black

Memento Tuxedo Black

Stampin' Dimensionals 104430

Stampin’ Dimensionals
104430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also used a gold trim elastic cord from Stampin’ Up!’s Sale-A-Bration free kits.

Signature

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4 thoughts on “SSS Wednesday Blog Challenge – Happy Birthday Card 2

  1. I am in LOVE with the watercolor technique! This card had me reminiscing about my childhood and my love for my watercolor coloring books. This card probably has pushed itself up to numero uno for me. I agree that just a plain white or even black card background would definitely show the beauty of the watercolors. The orange soda ink and the tide pool ink blended perfectly together and the black stars and wording tied it all together. The card has an awesome tie dye effect. Watercolor for me is perfect imperfection!

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