Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Watercolor Birthday Card

Watercoloring is so popular right now and I think for good reason. It's easy, it can be inexpensive, and you don't have to be a trained watercolor artist to get lovely results, especially for cardmaking. 

For this project, I tried Carolee's Creations paintables in the Happy theme.

I painted them with different watecolor media, and for this one I used Tombow Markers, they are water-based and you can scribble them on a clear stamping block and then add some water. They are the brightest colors for painting that I've found.

The geometric paper is Doodlebug and the textured blue paper was in a grab bag at Michael's. Here's a similar paper if you're interested. The only complaint I have with that paper is that you have to use some strong adhesive, because the texture makes it tricky to adhere anything to it.

Happy Wednesday!


  1. Haha fun texture, but I think it's worth the extra adhesive!! Your happy card looks great Char!!

    1. thanks, Cindy, love reading your comments :)

  2. What a fun birthday card with watercolor and texture paper as the background. Love it, Char :)


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