Sunburst Watercolours

A good friend of mine is having her birthday this Sunday and she has been such a supporter to my card making, by ordering so many cards from me, that I wanted to make an especially nice card for her. As the sun has come out for the last two days too (its since gone away and it was pouring down with rain when I made this…) I wanted something bright and sunny too.

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The technique I wanted to use today is called “ghosting”. I heard about it over at Happy Little Stampers, I love how they add links to tutorials whenever they propose a technical challenge, and I just had to try it. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember exactly how it was done after I put on the inks and so I just went with it. So is my technique still called ghosting, you be the judge of that!

 I masked my card with a heart before spraying water on it. I added lemon, orange and yellow brushos powder onto the card and spritzed water again. After waiting for it to dry a little, I stamped the flowers from Stampers Anonymous Flower garden set in white ink. I inked up a paper with orange and brown metal effect paints and cut the butterflies from Sizzix. The sentiments come from The Ton. I then smudged some yellow onto the white heart so it would blend in a little more.

I do hope she’ll like it!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers  June CAS card HLS CAS.jpg

CASology Sunshine casology

AAA Cards Watercolours  AAAcards

Mod Squad – I stamped the same flower on my card at least 3 times

Simon says stamp Monday Summer garden

Simon says stamp Work it Wednesday Sunshine

Seize the Birthday – Sunshine

CAS Mix up challenge– Stamping, die cut and Brushos

22 thoughts on “Sunburst Watercolours

  1. Sorry, just noticed I was missing a ‘w’ from ‘way’ in my comment, the second after I hit ‘post’!


  2. Lovely. I really like the ay you have used the word/sentiment stamps here and incorporated them into your design.


  3. Gorgeous card, Gwendolyn! I am sure you friend will be so happy to receive this! I love your heart mask and the bright happy colors you chose! So glad you joined us this week for our Monday challenge at Simon Says Stamp! hugs, Maura


  4. Gwendolyn, this is is gorgeous! I love your bright yellows and you masked off a heart which is striking against the butterfly! Tthank you for sharing this at Seize the Birthday!


  5. Gwendolyn, your friend is going to Love her special card. Your masked heart with your beautiful Brushos background are beautiful along with your wonderful butterfly. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Hello Gwendolyn! After receiving your sweet comment about my rather ‘vibrant’ roses card, I had to come over to say thank you (thank you!), and WOW! I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes wandering around your blog, completely enraptured with your creativity – be that cards or crochet – and enthusiasm for your ‘new life’ away from the corporate world (and what a career you had: aeronautical industry. Impressive!!). Your photo on your ‘About’ page conveys your energy – and your family’s – marvelously! Your drive and passion for all you do is abundantly apparent! Now, your card here (and all the others before, I might add), is stellar! Ghosting gorgeous from my perspective…a perfect canvas for your lovely butterfly to land. Adding you to my Feedly; your inviting blog is a place I intend to return to, whenever opportunity arises!

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  7. I think your friend will love this Gwendolyn! The background is so pretty with the outlines of the “ghosted” flowers! Love that butterfly too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  8. Gorgeous, sunny and bright card Gwendolyn. Your friend is sure to love this. Great design and great technique. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

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