Sunday 21 March 2021

Embedded Happy Birthday

Hello and Welcome
I'm happy to be back with a fun card using this great stamp from Technique Junkies.
It's an older one but I love that it's so easy to make a card using it.  Take a background, stamp the city image and then add a sentiment.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I used a piece of Strathmore Bristol watercolour paper for my front panel, then got out my Distress inks (Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Blueprint Sketch, Seedless Preserves and Wilted Violet).  I rubbed the ink pads directly onto my Tim Holtz Glass mat and diluted them with water.
  • Using a large paintbrush, I added water all over the panel.  Then I picked up some Peacock Feathers ink and started added the inks onto the wet panel.  Since these inks are water soluble, they can be easily diluted for watercolouring.
  • I continued with each of the colours mentioned above until the panel was washed with inks.  I set that aside to dry completely.
  • When totally dry, I placed the inked panel into my Misti and stamped the Watercolor NY image with some Versafine Clair Noir and clear heat embossed it.
  • I die cut the Happy Birthday from the panel using a die from Penny Black and set that aside.  
  • I die cut the Birthday again 3 more times and glued them all together.  
  • I glued the inked panel onto a card base and fitted the 'Happy Birthday' back into the cut away on the image for an embedded sentiment.  It's kind of hidden but doesn't take away from the overall look of the image.
  • I added a few white splatters with my Posca pen until it died...ugh.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Craft Rocket- USE DIE/SPRING
Cards for Galz- SPRING RAIN
(by embedding you can still see the full image)

Stamp- Watercolor NY (Technique Junkies)
Inks- Distress (Tim Holtz); Versafine Clair
Paper- Strathmore Bristol; heavy white (Scribes Nook, Waterloo Ont.)
Accessories and Tools- Misti (My Sweet Petunia), Wow clear eb powder; heat tool; paintbrush,
Happy Birthday die (PB); Cuttlebug, Posca pen


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such a lovely colour combination, love the city scene and the raised greeting. So Beautiful Karen.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful colours on the water coloured background and that sentiment is cleverly hidden Karen x.

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful in design and colors. I like the hidden sentiemnt.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Very nice! Good old TJ, I love that stamp too, have it and like to use it as a background to put a people stamp in the foreground. Sorry about your Posca, seems like all the white pens and markers are ticking time bombs to failure. Have a great week! xoxo

Sarn said...

That stamp is simply gorgeous . . . and combined with the lovely background . . . the card is sensational! Love it. xxx

nancy littrell said...

Love your watercolored background with your Distress Inks, stamped city and die cut Birthdays that you stacked and then embedded for a hidden word cool! TFS your artsy card and your description, Karen. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Lorraine said...

A fabulous card, love the embedded wording
Thanks for joining our challenge at As You Like It this time.
Lorraine x

Bunny said...

Lovely card and I had to take a good look to see the embedded word. Well done. [Bunny]

Pat said...

The colours are gorgeous Karen and love the pretty scene and the embedded sentiment which with the extra layers stands slightly proud of the rest of the card which means you can see it without it being too obvious A great design! x

Christine Alexander said...

wonderful Image Karen, love the watercolour wash with DI's and the die cut is perfect :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful background, Karen! So perfect with this stamp! I must remember these colors and try this myself.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Karen, I love the cityscape stamp and your colours, brilliant design, Kate x

Lori m said...

Fabulous card, the embedded Birthday wish is awesome, just stunning, hugs, Lori m

Zw@@n said...

Beautiful card, Karen. I like the background very much. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Loll said...

Fabulous card Karen. LOVE this image and amazing colours you've used. Great design for the hidden words technique! xx