Birthday

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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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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