Saturday, July 20, 2013

Watercolor Birthday Card

Thank you all for the caring & hugs.  It means a lot to me.

This week's PTI MIM video showed how to watercolor an image & then over stamp after inking just the outer edges of the image.  I don't have PTI flowers like Erin used so I chose Harvest Berries--one of my favorite sets.  Love that it has matching dies & I used one for the small image.  I actually found my one small watercolor set that hasn't been used in years. Instead of a coordinating ink color, I used gold & the effect is beautiful in person.  All the edges are also inked in gold.  The sentiment is from PTI Quilled Elegance & is stamped in Versafine Vintage Sepia.  I used a Sizzix embossing folder on the kraft panel & all the layers are mounted with foam tape.  I didn't plan it, but I think this could be for a guy.  I'm also entering the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World & the Birthday Celebrations challenge at A Passion for Papertrey.  I love hearing what you think, so thanks for leaving a comment.
Edited to add: I'm adding this card to the challenge at Seize the Birthday.

24 comments:

  1. such a wonderful technique, beautiful birthday card :)

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  2. Greta you did a fabulous job, this is beautiful!! Love the chocolate ribbon too. Enjoy your weekend ;)

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  3. Gorgeous!! I love how you used this image....just lovely in every way! That fussy cutting and ribbons are stunning together!

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  4. a beautiful card Greta. Love the gold around the edge of the watercoloured image and the added touch of the fussy cut piece was inspiring.

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  5. Hello Gretra
    This is just beautiful and I love the dimensional flower it creates so much interest.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  6. Beautiful & elegant design Greta. The decoupage flower is very effective and I love the earth tones. Happy Sunday, Shirleyx

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  7. Love your elegant card dear Greta!
    Hope you're feeling better today
    Sending you a big HUG ;-)

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  8. Greta: STUNNING! I popped over to watch the video, and you have absolutely excelled in following the technique! From the colours, to the layout, to the 'special touches' of the fussy-cut flowers+button+ribbon, this is an eye-catching, gorgeous card! Your willingness to explore and try new techniques: inspiring!! Wonderful! Hugs to you, and have an excellent Sunday!
    c

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  9. What a lovely card, Greta! Beautifully done!

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  10. Gorgeous...as usual. Thanks for the link on the video...will have to try this technique.

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  11. That looks like a neat technique! I love the button & ribbon combo, and it totally could be a guy card (that's hard to do with ribbon! Well done!)

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  12. OH, Greta!! This is fabulous. Love the neutral tones. Hope every day gets a little better.

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  13. Gold! What a fabulous idea, and to pair it with Harvest Berries is genius!!

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  14. WOW...WOW...I love this GORGEOUS card, Greta!
    Great stamping, design, texture, layers, ribbon, & colors.
    Every detail is just perfect. Beautifully done!

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  15. Stunning birthday card...love all your fabulous details.

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  16. WOW!Beautiful card!!!Hope your feeling better,Have a good evening!!!

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  17. Beautiful stamping! And just the right finishing touches too!

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  18. This card is so earthy and visually stunning. Great work!

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  19. OH, just beautiful...love it!

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  20. A beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us on A Passion for Papertrey! :)
    Hugs!

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  21. Another masterpiece - I couldn't possibly pick a favorite from the two - they are equally gorgeous! Thanks again for joining us at Seize the Birthday! :)

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  22. Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Birthday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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