Happy July 4th to our Honey Bee friends in the states! For those of you from other areas of the world, happy Sunday! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here sharing some birthday blessings in red, white and blue. This color combo does not have to be used for patriotic-themed cards, only. It can be used for birthday or friend appreciation greetings, too. I’ve got two QUICK cards to share that you can make quickly with pretty, one-of-kind results due to the nature of the watercolor backgrounds. I’m using the following Honey Bee Stamps products:
Framed Anemones stamp set (from the Summer Stems release)
Framed Anemones Greeting
For this quick 5″ X 7 greeting, I started by applying a wash of reds and blues on watercolor paper. I did not go to the edges. I like a natural edge, allowing some white to show. I allowed the blue and red to combine a bit in the center, creating a purple color. While wet, I splashed on some water drops to create the splotchy look.
Once the watercolor was completely dry, I stamped the floral frame using Versamark and heat embossed it using white embossing powder. I die cut the “blessed” letters from white cardstock for the shadow and a purplish-blue cardstock for the script layer. I like to die cut two layers of each color for added thickness. All the layers were glued and the finished word was glued to the card using my favorite glue product, Bee Creative Precision Glue.
In the centers of each flower, I enhanced it a bit more with a darker color of Copic Marker (R89 and B99) to make it look deeper and stand out. I used my white gel pen to add stitching along the frame lines for a detailed look. Lastly, I attached the watercolor card front to a 5″ X 7″ white card base using double-sided tape. You could also glue it.
Watercolor Birthday Greeting
This card is super simple and quick to make! I applied a wash of watercolor paint to watercolor paper for the background. I allowed the colors to blend in the center creating a third color – purple. I left raw edges on the sides so that some of the white watercolor paper would show through.
I die cut the “birthday” word and attached it to the front using Bee Creative Precision Glue. Once the watercolor was completely dry, I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white the words, “Happy and Let’s Celebrate.”
Sparkly confetti was added to the front using the Precision Glue. I used three colors – Ruby Slippers, Newport Navy, and Maliblue. I love how this looks. It just sparkles and these bits are gorgeous to use. There are no hole in the centers (like a sequin) for glue to ooze out. 🙂 The card front was attached to a white 5″ X 7″ card base using double sided tape to complete the look. This card took less than a 1/2 hour to make! You could make this one in any combination of colors, too. I happen to love the red & blue combination here.
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