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Hi Everyone!!  Welcome back and happy Wednesday!!  Today I’m sharing a birthday card painted with  Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours. I’ve had the 36 colour set for quite some time now and have hardly made a dent in the pans!  I do most of my watercoloring with markers or Distress Inks.  So, I find working with actual paints a little daunting.

I used the brand new Busy Bees Stamp Set and Co-ordinating Honey Cuts for my images today.  I adore this stamp set!!  I started by using my Mini Misti to stamp all the images.

I used Versamark Ink and Clear Embossing powder.  I chose bright, happy colours!  After everything was coloured, I used the dies to cut everything out.

To create the background, I started by generously wetting my watercolour paper with clean water and basically just dropped colour onto it.  The colours blended and moved on their own.  After using my heat tool to dry the panel, I loaded my paintbrush with each of the colours I used, and flicked it onto the panel, creating lovely, little splatters!

I cut the background panel down with a stitched rectangle die and adhered it directly to a white cardbase.  For the sentiment, I used the new Happy Honey Cuts set.  This is a three layer set but I only used the script die and the middle die.  I cut the “happy” out of white cardstock and the middle layer out of vellum.  I was only going to use the white cardstock but thought it needed just a little something extra!

Before committing to a design, I lay out all my elements onto the card…

After deciding on the layout, it was time to adhere everything.  I used liquid glue on the leaves and foam adhesive on all the flowers.  I used liquid glue to adhere the white, happy die cut onto the vellum piece and again used liquid glue to adhere to the card.  To finish off the sentiment, I used the previously released Hooray Stamp Set and white heat embossed the word “birthday” onto a small strip of black cardstock.  I foam mounted that under “Happy”.

I used some Clear Wink of Stella on the hearts and flowers and added Glossy Accents to the centres of the flowers as well as the hearts.  For a little extra black on the card, I used Nuvo Crystal Drops.

Thank you for sticking around to the end of this rather long-winded post!!  Hope you enjoyed!!

See you soon!!


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3 responses to “Birthday Card with Gansai Tambi Watercolours”

  1. Carla Hundley says:

    So pretty and love
    the colors and design.
    Carla from Utah

  2. Tracie Pond says:

    I love your background!! So beautiful with the flowers. Pure happiness =)

  3. How beautiful. Love the watercolor 🙂