25 April 2018

Birthday Dahlia

Hello there, today I have a card to share using the beautiful Artistic Dahlia stamp from Hero Arts. I have used this a couple of times in the past and really enjoyed colouring it, so this time I thought I would use watercolours with it.

I started off by stamping the Artistic Dahlia stamp with Versamark Ink on to watercolour paper. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. I then water coloured the image using Daniel Smith watercolour paints. I went with more of a loose look for this image and I really like how it came out. I set the image aside to dry and once dry, die cut it with the coordinating dies.
I took a panel of white cardstock and ran this through my die cutting machine with the Pop Pattern Stencil and embossed it. This was added flat to the card base with ATG. The flower was then added on top with thin foam tape. I took the 'happy birthday' sentiment from the Birthday Hugs and Kisses stamp set and stamped this on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and also added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Ice Cube Jewels.

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I usually shy away from this look of watercolour and go for more of a blended look, I really enjoy it though and it was fun to experiment with different colours and shades of watercolour. Thank you so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great day!


  1. So gorgeous! I love the added texture on the background.

  2. I love the loose look of the watercolouring Michelle, it's really pretty - and I think some images really lend themselves to that look, particularly if the petals are smaller etc and it is hard to blend in them. The dry embossed background is beautiful - a reminder that I need to use this more. I forget! Beautiful card xx

  3. It really does work wonderfully well with the loose watercolouring. The Daniel Smith colours are just so pretty, aren't they? A perfect birthday card! xx


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