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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #463

A Fancy Birthday Card

Last week, my sister had a birthday.  Since she's my sister, and a card maker, I wanted to try something a little more involved.  She's worth it!  I won the stamp set Oh, So Eclectic at the On Stage Savannah.  I've been itching to get the coordinating thinits, and they finally came!  And, of course, I needed to use the Happy Birthday Thinlits, too.  Here's my card.

Oh  So Eclectic Happy Birthday

I started by coloring a piece of Watercolor Paper with Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, and Blushing Bride.  I did this using my spritzer to wet my paper first.  Then I used Block C.  Press the block on the lightest color pad and apply to the paper.  Continue with each color, Blushing Bride and then Berry Burst.  It's OK to leave a little white space here and there.  I used this technique on a card I shared earlier here.  Let this dry completely.

  • The card base is Berry Burst measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.
  • The Whisper White layer is 4 x 5 1/4.  I stamped it randomly with the dots from the Oh, So Eclectic set, some in Lemon Lime Twist and some in Berry Burst.
  • Cut the patterned paper from the Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper using the largest circle from the Layering Circles Framelit Dies.
  • Using the Happy Birthday Framelits Die, cut from the dry watercolored paper.   Also cut two more more Thick Whisper White card stock.  Adhere all of these layers with the water color on top.  This thickness gives the Happy Birthday dimension.  But wait!  Take your Versamark pad and press all over the Happy Birthday.  Cover with Clear Embossing Powder and melt it with the Heat Tool. This gives it a beautiful shine!  Adhere to the circle.

Shine on Happy Birthday with clear embossing powder

  • Using the rest of the watercolored paper, cut flowers.  These thinlits have a part that cuts out the outside of the flower.  It also has a more intricate piece that you can place inside.  It's a little like the Special Reason Thinlits from the Occasions catalog that were retired.
  • Add some leaves cut from Lemon Lime card stock.

Happy Birthday  Oh  So Eclectic

For the inside, I used a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

Martha 3

I really should have put a flower on the inside, but I had used up all of my watercolored paper.  Time just didn't allow me to do more.

I love how this card turned out.  It was a lot of fun, but a little labor intensive.  That's what made it so much fun!

Martha's birthday card

Need to pick up some Water Color Paper from Stampin' Up?  Just go to the images in the Product List to go to my online store.  I sure would appreciate it!  Thanks.


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Cindee Wilkinson

So cute Jo Anne! I can't get enough of that watercolor technique. I'm sure your sister will LOVE your card.

Patty Bennett

Completely amazing!! LOVE IT!!

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