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I love, love, love the loose and vibrant watercolor style of Margaret Berg! One of my favorite pieces is her Birthday Cupcakes

Isn’t it so gorgeous & fun?!

Now I really have no talent as an illustrator but this piece inspired me to try to create something similar with the Honey Bee Piece of Cake set

I started by stamping the cupcake wrappers with Distress Inks on watercolor cardstock.

I used more Distress Ink (swiped onto my craft sheet) to paint the wrappers, using lots of water and letting it go outside the lines a bit.

I heat set the wrappers before stamping the cupcake icing & painting with more Distress Ink because I didn’t want the colors to bleed together.

I love that this look encourages me to be a little messy (a direction I tend to lean towards anyway, haha) and there are really no mistakes!

I hope you have just as much fun as I did if you decide to give this loose watercolor technique a try!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  • Piece Of Cake stamps
  • Brie Mine stamps (for “sending sweets”)
  • Distress Inks Mustard Seed, Picked Raspberry, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon & Wilted Violet




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