Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Birthday Greetings for Anything Goes

Hello and HAPPY 2017!  My first post for the new year is a birthday card for the Anything Goes Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.  I actually have quite a few birthdays in January and I've been wanting to use this Concord & 9th Stamp Set called "Hello Lovely".  You know how I love to watercolor and this bouquet is perfect for the technique.  Someone else has already done the work of putting the bouquet together so no masking is required and I can heat emboss the outline using Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Metallic Embossing Powder which you also know I love.  *Ü*

I stamped 4 of this same card panel onto Canson Bristol Watercolor Paper and heat embossed them. I didn't need it this time but I often do this so I don't have to stop what I am doing to stamp another if I make a mistake. I like to watercolor on a clipboard because you have something to hold down the paper but you aren't having to tape off your project. I've also got a small cutting board with a handle that I can use, but I'm more comfortable with the clip board and they only cost 99¢ at your local dollar store. I have two of these and I use the other one for Copic Coloring.  It has a sheet protector with my Hex Chart in it to refer to if needed when I am coloring. Sandy Allnock created the Hex Chart and you can get one at her website here.  You get a colored one and an uncolored one to color in as you get Copic markers so you can see what you have and what you need.  

I've been dying to make this card using some of my purple Distress Markers.  For this card I used Wilted Violet, Seedless Preserves, and a touch of Milled Lavender along with some Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar.  The leaves were water colored with Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn Distress Markers.

I cut a card base from Winter Wisteria Cardstock using the Papertrey Ink Noted: Vertical A2 Scalloped Note Card Die.  I cut the painted panel with Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles Die in the largest size, then realigned it to make it narrower and a better fit for the card base and attached it to the card base using my ATG Adhesive.

I didn't want to cover up the watercolor painting with a sentiment, so I die cut the Paper Clippings Birthday Details Banner from Stamper's Select Vellum and attached the Happy Birthday die cut to that.  The Happy Birthday Die is one from Penny Black and is no longer available but there are lots of others out there to choose from.  Once that was dry, I put some adhesive behind the letters on the vellum to attach it to the card front.

I hope you enjoyed my card for today.  I have a few more to make and I think I will be creating some more using this same stamp set. Please come back again.  I have another blog post going live tomorrow morning and I will be joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge team as the Designer in the Spotlight for January.  I am so excited and I hope you'll be sure to stop over there and see all the projects!


  1. Such a beautiful card, this stamp is just such a wonderful one for creating a stunning card and embossed in gold is perfect.

  2. wow! beautiful! i love the gold and purple and watercoloring, such a pretty combination!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!


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