I decided to catalog my stamp sets because I couldn't remember what all I have and I've bought a couple two times. In the process of doing this I have rediscovered sets that I haven't used in a while and several new sets that I put away before I used them.
Today I am going to share some cards I made with Tim Holtz Birthday Blueprints stamps. I love the blueprint sets. I like the versatility of the set. I can go grunge or color and make it more cutesy. The cards I am sharing today are done with watercolors.
I created my backgrounds with some pearlized watercolors I've had for several years.
I was inspired to use the black and white with just one color from the Seize the Birthday Challenge.
For the balloon I used a pink version of the pearl watercolor. The pearl is not showing up great in the pictures.
I love the look of gold flecks for a party. To achieve my gold flecks I tried a toothbrush with acrylic paint but it wasn't quite the look I was going for so I switched to a stiff bristled paintbrush. I loaded the paintbrush up and then just flicked my thumb across the bottom. It was messy but I achieved the look I wanted.
I loved the color throwdown challenge combo this week of black, green, and gold. I made one more background with the green.
I added gold glitter panels to finish off my cards. I didn't really measure when I cut the watercolor paper so my cards ended up being different sizes based on how I layered them up.