We have two beautiful birthday card each unique in designs. First, Leah has watercolored our Winter Birds set that is absolutely stunning. Then Lisa shares a ombre card that is so dazzling in pink and reds! It’s an inspiring day here at Inspired by Stamping!
Our 50% nestie dies sale is currently underway and many friends have taken advantage of this once in a blue moon sale. If you haven’t purchased our dies yet, now is the best time. I won’t be putting these up for sale again next year.
Isn’t this just amazing by Leah! My mouth hit the floor when I saw her designs this week! She is incredibly talented and I am so excited to share her card with you! Here’s Leah!
I have a serious addiction to watercoloring and wanted to make a winter birthday card using one of Inspired By Stamping’s beautiful sets called Winter Birds and watercolor it using a no line technique.
I first stamped my sweet little Titmouse bird onto watercolor paper using a light dye based ink. The Antique Linen Distress ink is perfect for this. I then watercolored it using some new watercolors that come in tubes I just picked up. The brand is Reeves and I am quite pleased with the high pigmentation of these and the cost was very affordable as well. I started with the branch and had looked at several photographs online to get the coloring of the bird correct and one photo had the bird sitting on a branch with some red berries, so I hand painted those in.
I think one of the most challenging parts of watercoloring is that you if you want white you must not paint the paper in that spot! Watercoloring is somewhat forgiving in that you can go back in with a very wet clean brush and add the water to the parts you want to lighten by wetting and then drying your brush and soaking up the water in that spot. Most if not all the color will be removed. After watercoloring I trimmed out my bird and mounted it on foam tape to the frame from A Lovely Birthday. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the frame.
The beautiful pattern paper is from the Spring Lilacs paper pad. For my little banner I stamped just the bottom portion of the banner included in the A Lovely Birthday and trimmed it out. Some stitching and some tiny rhinestones finished my card. I hope you give watercoloring a try if you haven’t already! Have a blessed day 🙂
Next up is the super talented Lisa with a gorgeous ombre card! She has left me so inspired to try this technique that I know you will feel the same way too! Take it away, Lisa!
I started by stamping three of the doilies, from the Delicate Doilies II stamp set, in clear ink and embossing them with white powder. Next, I used four varying shades of pink ink and sponged from light to dark, creating an ombre effect.
The birthday sentiment is from the Flower of the Month: Aster stamp set. It was die-cut using the second smallest Fancy Label Dies 1 and matted with the next larger die. Some pretty pink seam binding, from the Spring Ribbon Collection, and pearls put the finishing touches to my birthday card.
I kept the inside simple by stamping/embossing two doilies and sponging them with the lightest of the pink inks.
Have you tried the emboss/resist technique? If not, give it a try. The results are so pretty.
Please note: Delicate Doilies II is currently out-of-stock, but have no fear, it will be back in the Inspired by Stamping Shop after the first of the year!
Until next time…