Wishing You Happiness

I made this card for my kids favourite teacher, who left the school to further her studies at Harvard. I wanted to make a card that  resembled her, bright, cheerful, young and enthusiastic about teaching! So Ms Martinez, I hope you liked it!

casfridays watercolour cu

I first stamped the pretty lotus from CAS-Usual Fridays Mon Ami set with Versamark clear ink, sprinkled white Wow embossing powder over it and heated it with my heat gun until it melted and created a resist for my water colouring.

I took my beloved Zig Clean Clear Real Brushes, that are already filled with water based dye inks, and work really well on water colour paper, and started colouring the Lotus itself, blending with a clear Spectrum Noir sparkle brush.

casfridays watercolour shine

Don’t you love the shine! To create the background, I first took Goosebumps texture spray from Tsukineko and flicked some liquid on the card to create resist spots. This spray is also very good to create a starry sky. I let it dry before I started to colour my background

I then took my Brushos paint powders, another of my favourite ways of water colouring, and sprinkled lightly around the flower, sprayed water on them and helped moved the colour around with my water brush. I stamped the sentiment from Stamplorations with Versafine, cut the panel with the scallop die from the MFT Blueprint 20 and adhered it onto a yellow card from Hero Arts.

casfridays watercolour

So I hope you liked the card and I look forward to your comments! Thanks for stopping by!


I’m playing at:

ssswchallenge Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything goes
 Happy Little Stampers

Classic DT Challenge  Classic Design Team Open challenge – Anything Goes as long as you belong to a Design Team

the flower challenge The Flower Challenge – Embossing, I chose heat embossing

double d.jpg Double D Challenge – Pastel Party. Not sure if my colours are too dark for pastel but i wanted to join in the party anyway!

11 thoughts on “Wishing You Happiness

  1. This is so vibrant and beautiful Gwendolyn, I adore it.Loving your pretty embossed flower too. Thank you for sharing with us over at ‘The Flower Challenge’ and we hope to see you again soon 😉 Viv DT xx

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  2. I could have sworn I left a comment here, I have been and had a look and admired as I get your posts emailed….. maybe I didnt hit send. Or Im loosing it. Wonderful amazing card, I love how you have done this and plan to CASE it later mf as its just so eye catching. Perfect for our challenge. Thank you so much for joing us at The Flower Challenge Aileen DT

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  3. Lovely card. Very pretty background, love the texture you created with the goose bumps. Thanks for sharing your card at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge.

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  4. Your card is stunning! The image and colors are so beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Double “D” Challenge . Hope to see you again.
    Amelia (DT Double “D” Challenges)

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