Poppystamps: Watercolored Birthday Shakers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Morning, y'all!  I trust you all had a fantastic, holiday weekend!  We had a truly wonderful, resurrection celebration together in the morning and were blessed to get to spend a little time with extended family in the afternoon.  Easter Sunday happened to also be my dad's birthday; and if it's okay with you, I'd like to share the card I made for his special day, which just so happens to be up on the Poppystamps blog this morning, with you all, today.
I started this card by adding a gradient of blue watercolor to the 5-1/2" x 4-1/4" watercolor paper, card base.  Once it was dry, I adhered a variety of sizes in a gradient of cardstock, Pinpoint Balloon die cuts, trailing just right of vertical center, using Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, and Bashful Blue cardstocks.
The Happy Birthday Bold die cut serves as my sentiment.  It was die-cut from a wide strip of white cardstock; backed with a sheet of clear acetate; and secured, in its present, angled position, with both silver and blue-threaded, straight machine stitching.  Before sealing off the sides of the prepped piece with liquid glue, I snuck a number of Sparkling Clear sequins, along with lots of large and small, silver, star sequins, in behind the sentiment panel.
The ends of the blue thread were tied, to the front of the card face, in a textural bow; and a couple strips of silver, glitter paper, adhered to either side of the sentiment panel, complete the look.
I'm always running low on birthday cards.  So, I decided to use this same design to knock out a couple more in different colors.
The green alternative was made in the exact same way as above with the exception of using a gradient of green watercolors, green thread, and the combination of Hunter Green, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, and Certainly Celery cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.
The pink number used a gradient of pink watercolors, bright pink thread, and the combination of Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, and Pink Pirouette cardstocks for the Pinpoint Balloons.
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Have a terrific Tuesday, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Paper: white (Bazzill); silver glitter, Night of Navy, Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue, Rose Red, Strawberry Slush, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Hunter Green, Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Lucky Limeade, & Certainly Celery (SU!); watercolor (Canson Studio); clear (unknown) Other: silver, blue, pink, & green thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); small silver star sequins (Hobby Lobby); large silver star & Sparkling Clear sequins (Pretty Pink Posh); Big Shot (Sizzix); Pinpoint Balloons & Happy Birthday Bold craft dies (Poppystamps)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are just gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!!!!!!

Maria said...

Oh, my!! Such awesome water colored birthday cards in different colors, Jinny! Very fun shaker cards!!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous Jinny!!!!!

Tracy said...

These are fantastic. Love the touch of watercolor and the way you incorporated the balloons. Bet he had fun shaking this. hugs!

Shelly said...

Oh, these are awesome!! Love!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow Jinny, love the card you made for your dad! It looks great in the other colors too!

Lynn said...

I love how you made the card in multiple colors! Fabulous and I'm sure your dad absolutely loved it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great set of cards! I love that they are shakers, but still nice and flat. Great sparkle!