Saturday, March 18, 2017

Watercolor Birthday Blueprints

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.

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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.

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For the balloon I used a pink version of the pearl watercolor.  The pearl is not showing up great in the pictures.

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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.

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I loved the color throwdown challenge combo this week of black, green, and gold.  I made one more background with the green.

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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.
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1 comment:

  1. What a fantastic trio of cards Sara! You sure showcase these stamps beautifully! Thanks for linking up with us over at Seize the Birthday and we hope you will join us again!