Friday, July 29, 2016

Watercolored Birthday Wishes

Here's my card for the current challenge at Can You Case It.  I incorporated the sketch (sort of) with the challenge's birthday card theme for this watercolored birthday design.

Watercolored Birthday Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps and dies from My Favorite Things
I started out by randomly stamping the scribbly circle images form the My Favorite Things Whimsical Wishes set in white pigment ink on a watercolor paper panel.  After heat embossing the images in white, I used Zig Clean Color markers and an aqua brush to color in the images.  I added a blue wash around them.  It's much more subtle IRL than in my photo! 

For the sentiment, I used a combination of a die cut and a stamped piece. The die cut "birthday" was layered on to a matching piece cut from craft foam for dimension.  I stamped the word "wishes" on pink cardstock and heat embossed it, then trimmed around it.  The cut piece was adhered just beneath the die cut word using foam tape.  I adhered the finished panel to a coordinating blue card base.

Materials Used:
Whimsical Wishes and Big Birthday Sentiments stamp sets, Die-namics Happy Birthday dies (My Favorite Things); Memento Luxe Wedding Dress ink (Tsukineko/IMAGINE Crafts); Clean Color markers (Zig); Hawaiian Shores and Raspberry Fizz cardstock (Papertrey Ink); Recollections Snow embossing powder (Michaels); craft foam; foam tape


  1. Lori...very pretty card...I love the colors you used and have the pink pops off the page...thanks for joining us at CYCI ~ Wynne

  2. Lori, I just love the scribbly circles on this very pretty birthday card! This card is so bright and cheerful. Thanks for joining us at Can You Case It! Dawn

  3. Lori, Love, Love,love your card! Great colors!! Thanks for joining CYCI!! Laura

  4. Lori, this is beyond gorgeous! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Can You Case It!

  5. This is beautiful Lori. Such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at cyci - Chlo x

  6. This is beautiful Lori. Such gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at cyci - Chlo x

  7. Love these colours Lori, great use of the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI this week - Rose.


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