Pootler's Birthday Club, Stampin' Up!

Pootlers Birthday Blog Hop -Birthday Blooms

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So it’s my turn to take part in the Pootles Birthday Club which can only mean one thing – yes it’s my birthday this month. Actually it’s next week so for once I have a birthday card made ahead of time & not the day before as usual. I did think it was a little weird to be making myself a card but at least this way I know it will be a card I love & probably the only handmade one I’ll receive.

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So for this card I thought I would use a colour combo that I’ve not used before which was Smoky Slate and Island Indigo. I wasn’t sure it would work but once I put the Melon Mambo flower on top everything just seemed to go so well together.

I inked the flower using basic grey ink but stamped off first to give a lighter finish. I then watercoloured the flower using the aquapainters and I used the ink pads as my medium, I then fussy cut the flower out of shimmery white cardstock.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog post, I would love you to check out the other birthday themed projects on this blog hop.

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Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Watercolour using Rose Wonder

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So for this project I used the gorgeous stamp set called Rose Wonder. Using Rose Red ink and an aquapainter I coloured in the rose, using more concentrated ink for colour depth. For the leaves I used the same technique with Old Olive. I then matted it on to a Rich Razzleberry card blank. I then went over thr rose with wink of stella in clear to give the flower a shimmery finish.