Watercoloured Birthday Card

It was my niece's birthday yesterday and I got her a Next Gift Voucher as a present.  I loved the watercoloured design on the gift card so I ATTEMPTED to copy it!  I was going to take the easy way out and use some stamps and watercolour over the top of them but why take the easy way????  So I decided to have a go at freehand watercolouring...can't be too difficult I thought...I've watched loads of videos of the amazing Kristina Werner so I know what I'm supposed to do....right??
Watercoloured birthday card - first attempt!

I was WRONG.  Kristina makes it all look effortless because she has talent.  I don't -  but hey - I still had great fun having a go and getting paint everywhere. 

I used my Winsor & Newton Sketchers Box of watercolours, splashing randomly where I thought the paint should go and doing my best to copy the gift card on the left....just in case you thought that was my card - which is on the right!!

I also stamped on an envelope using Concord & 9th 'Sophisticated Script' which is a whole much easier to use if you have a Misti to line the letters up.

Watercoloured birthday card made to match Next Gift Card

I added some Stickles (I think I went a bit overboard) to give it a glittery shimmer and then die cut the word 'celebrate' (Clearly Besotted) out of gold card. 

My first attempt at freehand watercolouring to make a birthday card
I think overall I am quite pleased with how it turned out even though it's got that sort of 'a child painted it' look!

I hope my niece liked it :-)
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  1. What a nice and very talented Auntie

  2. It is very pretty and the picture doesn't show the lovely sparkles! I have a very talented aunty :) xx


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