Happy Birthday You Sweet Thing!

A new take on my usual favorite white-on-white with some watercoloring thrown in for fun. LOL. The Berry Blessings and Sweet Strawberry Bundles bring this simple card together. I first stamped the images with Tuxedo Black Memento ink, so it wouldn’t run when I started watercoloring. Next I pressed an acrylic block onto my ink pads to lift off some color. I lifted Rich Razzleberry on one half and Blackberry Bliss on the other half of the block and then I was able to add water from my Water Painter and mix them a bit on the block or pull from one side or the other if I wanted my berry to be darker or lighter. At first I was feeling like I needed to stay in the lines, but then I let loose a bit and had fun with it.

Full list of supplies needed, listed below.
Card Base: Basic White Thick Cardstock 8 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w folded to 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″w.
Background: Basic White Cardstock 4 1/4″ h x 5 1/2″w
Painted Layer Matte: 
Basic Black Cardstock 2 3/4″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Painted Layer: Watercolor Paper 2 1/2″ h x 5 1/2″ w
Sentiment: Basic Black Cardstock 1″ h x 3″ w
Inside Layer: Basic White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w.

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Berries and Leaves in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on the Watercolor Paper.
  4. Use Water Painters to watercolor the Berries in Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss and the Leaves in Old Olive.
  5. Using Stampin’ Seal, attach the Painted Layer to the Painted Layer Matte and attach to the card with Stampin’ Seal.
  6. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer with Versamark Ink. Heat emboss with White Embossing Powder. Attach with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Add Frosted Epoxy Droplets.
  8. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  9. Decorate the envelope.
  10. Very pretty! Now send it to someone special.

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Design inspired by Emma Goddard.