It's time for another Watercooler Wednesday Challenge and this week Marsha is challenging us to create a CAS (clean and simple) birthday card. I love clean and simple challenges. It's fun to see how creative one can be, keeping it very simple.
I cut the top left corner and bottom right corner of the Watercolor Paper using the Curvy Corner Trio punch. Then I stamped the lovely curved bough of blossoms from the Timeless Love stamp set towards the lower right of the paper using the Archival Black ink. To the left of that I stamped my sentiment from the Endless Birthdays stamp set using Versamark and clear embossing powder. Once that was heat embossed, I knew my blossoms were dry and proceeded to watercolor them using Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight inks and my Aqua Painter.
While that dried, I cut a scrap piece of cardstock using my 2 3/4" Circle Framelit and used the negative circle space as my mask to sponge over the heat-embossed sentiment using Marina Mist ink and bring colour towards the bough of blossoms. After sponging, I used my Aqua Painter to blend the colour and to pull it closer to the watercoloured blossoms. After that I added two rhinestones and my card was done.
I hope you'll check out the cards created for this challenge by the other Watercooler Artists at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge. I look forward to seeing your clean and simple birthday card linked up to our challenge this week.
I've also linked up my card to the "Less is More" Challenge from which I continue to be inspired.
And, finally, I've linked my card to the SUO Challenge since my bough of flowers is the closest thing to Spring in my life at the moment (go away, snow!)