Sunday, 30 April 2017

Post 155: Spring Inspired Birthday Card 1

Hi friends :)

I'd like to share with you a spring inspired birthday card today. I really love the color combination so I created a few cards inspired by the same color combo. This is a landscape style A2 size card. I was inspired by this beautiful card made by the awesome Lydia Evans for W& W's Rerun No. 18 Challenge. I loved the design of her card and how the background was stamped and the sentiment was in the center so I did my take on the same. 

Synopsis of the Process:

The card panel is Canson Watercolor Paper which I die cut with a wonky stitched die. Then stamped various leaves, flower and bird images from 2 stamp sets, I mixed and matched the inks I had for the colors. Then I watercolored the leaves with zig markers and an aqua brush. For the sentiment, I die cut a snippet of black cardstock and also a snippet of vellum with rectangle stitched dies. Then heat embossed the birthday wishes greeting on the black die cut. Then I mounted the black die cut onto the vellum with foam tape and stuck the vellum to the card panel. Finally, adhered the panel to the soft purple card base. 

List of Supplies:

1. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- A tree for all seasons
2. Winnie & Walter Stamp Set- In Bloom: Renee's Leaves
3. Cutplorations Crazy Running Stitch Rectangle Die 
4. Gina Marie Designs Stiched Rectangle Dies
5. Canson Montval Watercolor paper
6. Snippets of vellum and black cardstock
7. Light Purple Cardstock 250 gsm
8. Tombow mono multi glue
9. Double sided foam tape
10. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
11. Aqua Brush 
12. Versafine Onyx Black Mini inkpad
13. Versamark Watermark Mini inkpad
14. Zing Opaque White Embossing powder 
15. Homemade Emboss Buddy
16. Ranger's Heat tool
17. Ranger's Archival Inkpad- Emerald Green and Chrome Yellow
18. Ranger's Dye Inkpad-Wild Orchid
19. Altenew Inkpad- Ruby Red

Here are a couple of pictures of the card:

I am playing along with:

W&W Rerun No. 18- The Big, The Bold and Extras (I didn't have this set, I took inspiration from Lydia's brilliant card to make my own version, was inspired by the card design)

Stamplorations Things with Wings Spring Blog Hop and Linky Party (There are stamped birds in the background)

Cutplorations April Challenge ( I was inspired by the colors green and red and the birds and have included those in my card)
All Sorts Challenge Week 413- Embossing  (The sentiment is embossed)

HLS May Watercolor Challenge (The leaves are watercolored with zigs and an aqua brush)

Thanks for your time :)
Love reading your precious comments.
Stay Blessed.


  1. Gorgeous watercolouring Preeti! I love your stamping and design. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  2. Thanks for joining us at allsorts Tracy x

  3. This so so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with CUTplorations

  4. Beautiful card. Love the leaves around the sentiment. Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture from Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV) which says, "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is."

    JO ANN

  5. This is so pretty and the purple/lavender card base really caught my eye in the Gallery. This is a wonderful CAS design and beautifully coloured. So great to see you at Happy Little Stampers!!