Today is my fellow Mixed Media Card Challenge Design Team member, Shirley Bee's, Birthday - and Maria (another DT member from MMCC) is hosting a blog birthday party for her! Shirley is a card maker/stamp designer extraordinaire - if you haven't seen her blog - you must check it out here.
Shirley has been using some beautiful watercolor techniques on her cards most recently - and I decided I would CASE one of her own cards to honor her birthday today.
Happy Birthday Shirley! This card is winging it's way to you over the Atlantic Ocean!
I used a two step stamp set from Rubbernecker - Watercolor Poppies - The set includes the solid blossom stamp as well as an outline stamp. I didn't color the blooms like poppies - I used several different colors of Ranger Distress Markers on the solid floral piece - spritzed the stamp with a Mini Mister and then stamped it on a watercolor paper panel. I let it dry for a few minutes and then stamped the outline stamp over the florals using Archival Jet Black ink. The sentiment is from WPlus9. I added a little splatter with a Ranger Distress Marker spritzer and a Distress Marker as well as a few Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle.
I'm linking my card over at Maria's blog here. If you'd like to join in helping Shirley celebrate her birthday - you'll find all the details there.
While I was making this card for Shirley - I thought this stamp would be great for sympathy cards - which I needed for my stash - so I quickly made 8 of them similar to these 2! The sympathy stamps here are from SU and PTIStamps: Happy Birthday - Strictly Sentiments - WPlus9, Watercolor Poppies - Rubbernecker
Paper: Watercolor paper from stash, Vintage Cream and Summer Sunrise - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Ranger Distress Markers - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Worn Lipstick, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Ranger Distress Marker Spritzer