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Happy Birthday – Balloons

Hi all,

For today’s card I wanted to play with some different techniques and I think the results are quite charming. The balloons were stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with watercolor pencils. I love working with pencils over a paint palette because it makes me feel like I have much better control on my canvas. I used a water brush to do my actual blending. The lacy designs on top and bottom were created using Japanese style washi tape.

Happy Birthday


Card Base: Hero Hues Notecard

Paper: DCWV & Strathmore watercolor paper

Stamp: Stampendous – Birthday Wishes

Ink : Momento Tuxedo Black

Watercolors : Derwent Inktense Pencils

Washi Tape: Recollections? (There was no label to be found on the package)