Sunburst Watercolours

A good friend of mine is having her birthday this Sunday and she has been such a supporter to my card making, by ordering so many cards from me, that I wanted to make an especially nice card for her. As the sun has come out for the last two days too (its since gone away and it was pouring down with rain when I made this…) I wanted something bright and sunny too.

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The technique I wanted to use today is called “ghosting”. I heard about it over at Happy Little Stampers, I love how they add links to tutorials whenever they propose a technical challenge, and I just had to try it. Unfortunately I couldn’t remember exactly how it was done after I put on the inks and so I just went with it. So is my technique still called ghosting, you be the judge of that!

 I masked my card with a heart before spraying water on it. I added lemon, orange and yellow brushos powder onto the card and spritzed water again. After waiting for it to dry a little, I stamped the flowers from Stampers Anonymous Flower garden set in white ink. I inked up a paper with orange and brown metal effect paints and cut the butterflies from Sizzix. The sentiments come from The Ton. I then smudged some yellow onto the white heart so it would blend in a little more.

I do hope she’ll like it!

I’m entering this card in the following challenges:

Happy Little Stampers  June CAS card HLS CAS.jpg

CASology Sunshine casology

AAA Cards Watercolours  AAAcards

Mod Squad – I stamped the same flower on my card at least 3 times

Simon says stamp Monday Summer garden

Simon says stamp Work it Wednesday Sunshine

Seize the Birthday – Sunshine

CAS Mix up challenge– Stamping, die cut and Brushos