Magical Birthday Cards

Magical Birthday Wizard

Generous people give magical birthday cards. When I was at the Spring NW Crafty Weekend, I was the beneficiary of a very generous crafter. She had a policy that stamps are like pets; if they are grouped together they should stay together.

She bought a huge lot of stamps at a Garage sale and was deciding which to keep and which to pass on. When she found out I collected fantasy images she offered me a large group of stamps of wizards.

Since I wanted to say thank you, I asked how I could repay her and she asked that I make her a card using one of the stamps. This wizard with the birthday cake was my choice.
I had a blast experimenting with my Daniel Smith Watercolors and my new Stampin up Watercolor Pencils. Starting with a sheet of watercolor paper, I stamped the Wizard with Stampin up Archival Black.

Wetting the Watercolor Pencil color with an Aqua brush didn’t give me the results I liked. So I pulled out my new Black Velvet Travel brushes and wow! The results were amazing. After I finished watercoloring the wizard image, I tore the edges of the watercolor paper.

Next to finish the card I scored and folded a piece of Delightful Dijon Cardstock into a top folding A2 card in landscape mode. Rather than leave the front plain with just the watercolor image and a sentiment, I cut a piece of Designer paper placing it along the left side.

Next I stamped the Greeting at the bottom right of the card. Finally , I sprinkled Metallic rhinestone down the right side. Illustrating that is was a truly magical birthday.

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