Birthday Wishes for a Crafty Friend with Tracey

by Tracey M

Hi Friends! As you read this post the groundhog has already come out of his burrow and hopefully did not see his shadow! Wiarton Willie, my groundhog, says early spring! I have been busy reorganizing my studio this past month, a great job for the winter. Of course once I started going through my craft supplies I found things I had almost forgotten about. When I came across my watercolour powders I decided to use them for my post this week.

It is so much fun to watercolour flowers with these powders. I started out stamping and white heat embossing the main flower of the Japanese Peony stamp set onto a piece of watercolor paper. Then I die cut the image using the co-ordinating Japanese Peony creative dies. I sprinkled pink, raspberry, light and dark green watercolour powder on to my craft mat in separate areas. When using watercolour powder, a little bit goes a long way–just a couple light taps. I added clean water to the powder with a painbrush then watercoloured the flower. When it was partially dry I went back in again and added a bit more colour to some areas to add a bit more depth and dimension. I set it aside to dry fully while I prepared the background for my card.

Using the Studio Katia Ink Blender Brushes I ink blended my background using Distress Oxide inks and Bristol smooth cardstock. Then I flicked some watered down gold watercolour paint on to the panel and set that aside to dry. Once it was dry, I cut the panel with the largest rectangle from the Darling Ribbons & Frames cover die. This gives a nice stitched border all around the frame.

The sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set which was stamped on the card front before it was glued front of the white card base. Studio Katia Double Sided Foam Tape was added to the back of the flower before it was attached to the card for a little more dimension.

To finish the card off I used my Studio Katia Embellishment Wand to add a few Gold Sparkle Crystals around the flower for a little extra pop.

Thank you so much for stopping in today, we will see you next time!

Japanese Peony stamp set
Japanese Peony creative dies
Birthday Greetings stamp set
Darling Ribbons & Frame
Studio Katia Ink Blender Brushes
Studio Katia Double Sided Foam Tape
Studio Katia Embellishment Wand

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Allie February 3, 2020 - 1:54 pm

Gorgeous watercolour card, Tracey! I love the background that you created and the gorgeous colour on your flower really pops!

Lisa Elton February 3, 2020 - 7:51 pm

This is beautifully done Tracey, what a marvelous card!

Scraporcraft February 3, 2020 - 10:09 pm

Nice coloring and blending.

Denise Bryant February 6, 2020 - 12:05 pm

Great color combo! Love that big peony flower!


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