Stampin Up Falling Flowers Watercolor Birthday Card Using Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors

Hi there stampers!  I have a gorgeous watercolor card to share with you today including a video to show you how to make it yourself.  I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and coordinating May Flowers thinlits.  I just love this bundle as the flowers are perfect for watercoloring.  In the video I show you how easy Stampin Up makes it to line up the thinlits with the stamp to get perfect die cut images.  
I started with a piece of watercolor paper and working on the smooth side I stamped all the images using Versamark ink and heat set them with white embossing powder.  I stamped several of each image as I knew I wanted to create floral arrangements on the corners of my card.  After heat embossing the images, I watercolored each image using the Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors. 
I applied clean, clear water to each heat embossed image before applying the watercolor.  The great thing about watercoloring heat embossed images is the raised edges of the heat embossing keeps the color from spreading and mixing.  I heat set all the images before using the coordinating dies to cut them out using my Big Shot.


I cut out a frame from some retired Shine On DSP using Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies.  I created an A2 top folding card base from thick whisper white cardstock and sponged on pool party ink to the front of the card.  After sponging on the pool party ink, I glued the Shine On frame to the front and started to arrange my die cut images to create floral arrangements.  After arranging all my die cuts I used some Press n' Seal to pick up all the die cuts at the same time and to keep my original arrangement.  

I then used the painted friend die from Simon Says Stamp to cut out the sentiment from some silver glimmer paper and from a piece of fun foam.  I glued the glimmer die cut to the from cut piece to give the sentiment some dimension.  I then glued the floral arrangements to the front of the card along with the friend sentiment.  


I then stamped the happy birthday sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set in some Versafine Onyx black ink and heat set using clear embossing powder onto some vellum.  This was adhered to the front of the card using foam adhesive.  

I have started to finish the inside of my cards when I make them so they are ready to mail to friends and family.  I adhered the middle piece of that frame to the inside and cut out an additional sentiment from the Birthday Banners stamp set with the coordinating dies.


You can watch my video on how to make this card on my YouTube channel HERE, or watch below:





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