Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

February 17, 2016

Wednesday Water Colour - Best Birthday

Hi Everybody,

These cute little images are  from a stamp set called  Best Birthday and I bought mine from  Clearly Besotted  and I really enjoyed making this card.

There is a matching die set  that can be bought separately from the same company

You will find the link to them permanently listed on the Pretty Things...  page in the side bar to the right.

They have a wonderful selection of stamps and dies and they are a UK company.

I have bought many sets from them and they have lovely sentiments too

So back to the card.... I stamped and masked off the images in the arrangement I wanted

I sat and water coloured them with the Gansai Tambi paints.

Then once it was dry I added in Glossy Accents to create the shine.

I added it to the card front with craft foam underneath as this helps to flatten the water colored card and then I rounded the corners of panel and card base.  The flowery strip down the left is Washi Tape just to finish the look.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx 


  1. Very cute and happy card
    Cheers Kaye

  2. Morning Christina, a fabulous fun little card must check out the stamps.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Oh so adorable! I just love the animal baloons! Thank you for sharing :)

  4. Lovely card, such cute images.


  5. Lovely little images on your card Christina , great idea to add the glossy accents .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  6. Morning Christina,
    What a fun card, love it.

  7. Lovely fun card Christina and love the animal the balloons


  8. Hi Christina,
    What a cute card! I rushed over to have a look at the site and wasn't surprised at all to see this stamp set was out of stock! I think it's one I'm going to have to add to my collection in the near future so I'll keep an eye out for the re-stock :). I love the glossy accents on the balloons. I can see happy faces of anyone who gets a card like this :)
    Bejay xx

  9. Hi Christina
    Cute card. Love the animal balloons
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  10. Lovely card - would be just the job for someone starting out on a new career. Another winner Christina xx

  11. Good Morning Christina :) Love, Love, Love!! This card is sooooooo Cute!! I think I've said this before, but I really think the UK has a much better selection of craft items than the States. Lucky YOU!!! Thank you so much for sharing Dear Lady. Enjoy a wonderful crafting day. Big Hugs.

  12. I just love these cute images Chistina and the way youve coloured them and added glossy accents.
    Love Val in Spain x

  13. What a different idea for the balloons. I know a few people who would love this card. Thanks for sharing/

  14. A lovely card Christina, loving the different ideas you are sharing with us lately....I am not really into stamping but just love to see yours and your colouring....luv Ursula xx

  15. Lovely card today Christina I have just started having a go at stamping, I need to keep practising though.
    Kind regards Anne Owens xx

  16. Cute card, love your techniques. Pat x

  17. Such a fun card...the children would love all of these characters on a card...very nice Christina

  18. Hi Christina, These little critters are so cheeky and adorable. They look wonderful covered with the glossy accents. I think people of all ages would love to receive this great card. Janelle x

  19. Wonderful card. Love these animals

  20. Hey! Love this sweet card! All four of my grands would enjoy getting it! I like that you 'glazed' them. Washi tape is so much fun and easy-peasy, to boot. Always enjoy my emails even if I don't always respond.

  21. Hi Christina,
    Fantastic fun card. love the images of the balloons.
    Di B. x

  22. I'm enjoying your water coloring cards and this one is so sweet! Lovely card!
    Sandra Smith


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