Birthday card coloured with watercolour pencils

A step by step tutorial on a birthday card coloured with watercolour pencils.

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing with you a birthday card. The inspiration of this card was this beautiful stamp set that I found on my stash. It is a stamp set that I ordered a while back from AliExpress and I haven’t used it so far. It has this beautiful scene of a little girl watering her flowers and. It also comes with a couple of elements that you can put in her hand.


So I start building my scene on a watercolour paper that I have trimmed to be smaller than a standard size card. I use my Archival Ink because I will colour everything with my watercolour pencils.I take my time until I am happy with the result!


Now I am ready to start colouring it. I want the main colour of the card to be blue so I used a lot of different shades of blue to colour the little girl. I always enjoy colouring! I find it very relaxing! So I take my time and I enjoy it all the way! After I apply the coloured pencils I blend everything with my waterbrush. That is the point that the colours come to leave and the image looks much prettier. I also did a basic shading, using the same colour but with a lighter hand on the areas that I want to be highlighted.


Now that my scene is all coloured it is time to put it on my card base. To make it a little more interesting I’ll put a pattern paper at the back in the same colour palette. Then I heat emboss “Happy birthday” on a strip of blue paper and I cut with my scissors a fish tale on one end. To add a bit of dimension I pop my scene panel onto some fun foam.








On the inside of the card I’m stamping this little cute bee and colouring it with my watercolour pencils too. And my is ready! I am really happy with the result!! What do you think? Isn’t adorable this little girl?? I hope you enjoyed the making of this card and if you did please leave me a comment down bellow. I will see you all in a few days with a new post! Until then…happy crafting!


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