Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Birthday Blooms Watercolour Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi friends and welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! These ladies never disappoint when it comes to stunning creativity, so I know you're in for a fabulous blog hop! 

My project today uses a beautiful new stamp set that you'll find in the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue called Birthday Blooms. 
140658 Birthday Blooms Clear-Mount Stamp Set

140655 Birthday Blooms Wood-Mount Stamp Set
First I made this card. Watercolouring, heat embossing, some fussy cutting. All the things that make my heart pitter patter.
Watercolouring with the Aqua Painter and my ink pads is so therapeutic. For this flower I used Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, and Cucumber Crush. I love the organic look watercolouring brings to any project.
You can see that the flower hangs off the card quite a bit, so it was time to make an oversized envelope with the Envelope Punch Board. I didn't use any adhesive on the envelope, but created a decorative belly band to hold the envelope closed instead.
Wait, Stampin' Up! doesn't have black doilies...or do they? Turn those Metallic Doilies over, sponge on the ink colour of your choice, and you have whatever colour doily you want! Super easy!

You'll find all the products I used to create this project in my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop. They're also listed at the end of this blog post. 

Now it's time to go visit the wonderful Amy O'Neill! She's so crazy talented. 

Have a marvellous day my friends!
Happy Stampin'

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  1. Love the watercoloring on your card Allison and the repeat use of the word "friend" makes for a special card when received :)

  2. your watercoloring.

  3. Love, love, love this card with envelope and amazing belly band!

  4. Beautifully watercolored card and I love the envelope and belly band!

  5. Love the pop of black against the other subtle tones. Gorgeous darling! X

  6. Absolutely beautiful!! That belly band is everything!

  7. Uh...yeah. LOVE every thing about this project. The coloring is great...and the little pops of black here and there are perfect!

  8. Wow! Love this card. Such beautiful coloring!!!

  9. This is so gorgeous...a work of art!

  10. So pretty! I love the way you made a larger envelope to accommodate the flower hanging off the card. Great idea!