Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Watercolor Birthday Cards


I'm clearly still stuck on these Ranger Distress ink colors of Mermaid Lagoon and Twisted Citron, because I made a couple more cards with them. I sponged the cardstock randomly with the inks, and then let it dry; stamping floral images and adding white highlights to them with a white sharpie. I embossed the lower black panel with a matching floral ef and added a SSS "Happy" die cut, along with a SNSS "Birthday" die cut - both of which were sponged with matching inks before cutting. I added a piece of matching ribbon to separate the 2 panels along with a few turquoise gemstones to the top right flower center for a little sparkle.

This one was done slightly different. For this background, I used Ranger Wilted Violet and Twisted Citron inks, but also added a touch of Spun Sugar ink to the mix and then sponged in white ink circles to do the Bokeh technique before stamping the floral images. Other than that - it was created much like the first one.

I'm sharing these with the Little Red Wagon challenge #335 - "For the Love of Water (watercolor)

I'm also sharing them with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge which is "Anything Goes" where they're featuring Ranger products.

Wishing you a colorful day and a great week ahead! Thanks for taking a few moments from your day to stop by!

Carol

16 comments:

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty, I love both color combinations! I have just gotten the twisted citron color, but have a lot of the newer colors on my wish list. Fun idea to add the Bokeh dots too!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are very kicky and modern. How fun!

Barb said...

Two lovely cards Carol. I enjoy doing backgrounds with distress ink too. Your panels look lovely. I really like your big rose stamp. Barbxx

Linda said...

The second card is my fave of the two. The boken effect is a great added touch!

cotnob said...

They are both beautiful Carol, lovely colours.
Pauline
x

Anne Slattery said...

Another fabulous card. Striking colors and what fun. Thanks again Carol for the inspiration.

scrAPpamondo said...

Two wonderful cards, the first one expecially for the colours, and the second one for the gorgous detail of Bokeh technique! In both them the embossed background looks great and matches perfectly with the stamps! Fun diecut for the "Birthday" word, love it!

Brenda said...

Wow! I love these two cards Carol! The vibrant colors are just stunning. The black just makes these beautiful colors pop even more. Love the embossing as well and the happy birthday dies. Hugs, Brenda

aussie aNNie said...

Two stunning cards my friend...love them both and the colours are gorgeous.xx

 {aNNie}

SARN said...

Great inking and design. Love these. xxx

Mandy Reedyk said...

Your cards are both awesome!! Love your watercolour technique on both cards with the black :). Thanks for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon! :)

Daffodil Cards said...

Such pretty cards, love your water colouring.

Donna Hanley said...

Wow you have made some gorgeous cards this week. (sorry I've missed commenting the last few days). You used all the flowers that I love and they look so nice with the touches of white against these gorgeous colors. Have a great evening.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

These are amazing!

scrappymo! said...

Such lovely inky goodness! These cards are beautiful.

Caryn said...

Fabulous cards, love the bright colours mixed with the black - dramatic!

Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx