17 April 2015

Watercolour Birthday Wishes

Hello there, I received a beautiful card this week from Amanda who was kindly thanking me for the prize she won from one of my latest giveaways. I thought the card was beautiful, I just loved the colours - purples, aquas, blues - My favourites! I asked Amanda if she wouldn't mind if I CASE'd her card and thankfully, she said she would be happy for me to.
 

I decided to take the layout and design and change up the colours and the sentiment to make it a male birthday card. I first took a piece of TH watercolor cardstock and applied my Windsor & Newton watercolour paints to this, in a messyish/artsy way. I then cut this panel out using the ME Femme Frames rectangle die. I ran the piece through my Cuttlebug using the birthday sentiment from the MFT Happy Birthday die collection.
 
 
I then cut this another two times from more of the cardstock. I took an A2 card base that I made from Bazzill Blueberry Sour Cardshoppe cardstock and added the panel on top with tape runner. I then added in the word dies, stacked on top of each other, finishing off with the original one cut from the watercoloured panel. The 'wishes' portion of the sentiment was stamped with Archival Jet Black ink using a sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Many Mini Messages set.
 
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Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Please click the picture to be taken to where I purchased it.


I really like how this card came out and a big thank you goes to Amanda for the inspiration. The only thing I am not sure of though, is if the males in my family will get that the watercolour bit is supposed to be artsy and not messy! LOL. Thanks so much for visiting me today, have a great day!

13 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I'll have to try that at the weekend! Thanks for inspiring me♥

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  2. Simply gorgeous Michelle. Great colours and great for lots of occasions. x

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  3. Great masculine card, Michelle!

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  4. This is just beautiful! Love this idea and you've got my inspiration going.

    I've started a new challenge over on my blog, and I'd love to have you join me.

    Jeannie T.

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  5. Thank you for the mention, I love the colours you have used, perfect for a guy card. Hugs, Amanda x

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  6. Gorgeous card and a thanks for the details on how to make it - it looks really good, I will have to try this. Thanks Michelle for the inspiration!

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  7. Gorgeous card, love the colours. Think I may have try sometime. Gail xx

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  8. Great idea - love this card Michelle :-)

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  9. Gorgeous card Michelle, I love the watercolour look and raised stamped dies. I made a similar card using pink, blue and lilac recently ;) Viv xx

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  10. Hi sweetie, this is simply stunning :0) huggles Pops x

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  11. Love this card Michelle and love the messy artsy colours you used!

    Big hugs
    Roni :D xox

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  12. Gorgeous card! You may have to mention that to the males, or give it to an artsy/trendy one. I sometimes have to explain a style, more often to men but sometimes to a woman.

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  13. Fantastic Watercolour Birthday Wishes, special wishes to Michelle! have a wonderful day

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