Recently I finished up a Strathmore watercolor pad, and while saving the chipboard backing for other projects, I turned the front cover over and loved the bubbled texture of the crisp white panel. I decided to try making something with it, so I dug out my long-neglected watercolor crayons and just started drawing lines with a ruler. I used colors of bright blue, lime green and a soft gray and made a plaid pattern, then lightly spritzed it with water to soften the colors, but not spread them too much, as I wanted to keep the plaid design. After it dried, I cut it using Lil Inker stitched rectangles, and then found a piece of matching Bazzill textured cardstock that matched. I die cut the SSS word "happy" from the cover of another paper pad as the heavy weight of the paper makes these thin die cuts much easier to work with. The "birthday" was done with a SNSS die and a snippet of plain dsp, and I colored the candle with a fluorescent yellow Copic. The stars were done with Punch-a-Bunch and SU! punches, and the final touch was to add a few mini star sequins. My BIL has a birthday coming up soon, and this will be his card.
I'm entering this into the SSS Wednesday challenge which is "Happy Birthday."
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