A Birthday Card using Birthday Stacks from Concord & 9th and Viviva Colorsheets
I have the week off from challenges so I could make ANYTHING I WANT! And since my latest purchase from Concord & 9th is due today, last night I figured I should grab this set from my last purchase from them and use it! I also wanted to play with the new Viviva Colorsheets I bought, and I really LOVE THEM! Lookie:
GOJUS! I used three different sheets of watercolor paper, stamping the candles on one, the “happy birthday” on another, and left the other one plain.
I taped these sheets one at a time to the back of a clipboard with artist tape, spritzed them with water, and started painting with the Viviva Colorsheets. They are a lot like Peerless Watercolors, but I really like the format. They are set up for portability, with vellum sheets between the colorsheets, and tabs that show the colors on each page. I didn’t get the case that you can buy to put the little book in, but I wish I had now. The colors are really vibrant! I kept the painting really loose so that you know you are looking at watercolor! I used my heat tool to dry the sheets to flatten them back out. I also sprinkled water on them for some nice speckles and also sprinkled a little color on them.
I used the matching Birthday Stacks dies to cut out the candles, the word Celebrate, and the greeting piece. I added Sakura Stardust to the candle flames along with some white gel pen to the candles, and I painted the letters on Celebrate with Clear Wink of Stella.
A couple of Doodlebug gold glitter sprinkles down in the corners were really all that was needed to finish this off!
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