Happy Birthday {Kim}

Tuesday, March 20, 2012



Today we are celebrating a special birthday. 
I hope you have a wonderful day and this very special blog hop makes you smile!


This card was so much fun to create.  I embossed the image on watercolor paper.  Using a paint brush and water, I colored in the image with PTI ink.  I used: Enchanted Evening, Berry Sorbet, Pinefeather, Spring Moss, Spring Rain, Summer Sunrise, and Simply Chartreuse. When I was finished paitning I die cut the focal point, inked and then gold embossed the edges. 


Stop by and visit all of the others who are wishing Kim a Happy Birthday!
There's a new ColourQ challenge today.  Don't forget to check that out!





Cardstock: PTI Fine Linen, Dearest Jane Paper, Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Martha Stewart Bird, PTI Beautiful Butterflies
Ink: PTI Tea Dye Duo, Ocean Tides, Versamark Ink
Dies: PTI Mat Stack
Other: PTI Ocean Tides Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder

16 comments :

  1. Kara, the water coloring is beautiful. It is stunning!

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  2. Wow, love your beautiful card! The water coloring is so pretty--wonderful soft colors!

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  3. Kara this is gorgeous! I love the soft colors!

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  4. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. Your watercolor technique is fabulous and I may just have to try it. I've never seen it before.

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  5. OK...Lee Anne took my adjective...
    but I can't come up with another on the spot like this so...
    stunning!!
    This is so incredibly gorgeous...
    just amazing!
    I know I shouldn't be amazed...
    everything you do is amazing...
    but I just die!

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  6. Wow...this is just so beautiful and really screams spring in a nice a quiet way. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a card for my birthday, you are too sweet.

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  7. Beautiful! I love your watercoloring!

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  8. Wow,what an unbelievably gorgeous painted bird. How creative, the painting is perfect. I love the text banner behind the focal point too. Kim will love this card.

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  9. What a beautiful card. I love your water coloring. Thanks for coming to our little surprise party. I hope you had fun.

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  10. Just got home ! Kara this is so elegant and that bird! Love the watercolor painted bird !

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  11. Gorgeous! You obviously put a lot of effort in this card. It's beautiful!

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  12. So beautiful, what a gorgeous image!

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  13. Hi Kara, Sorry I'm late for the party - had boy scouts. What a pretty card! I love the embossed bird and how you colored it in with the soft pastels. A beautiful card for Kim and the first day of Spring!

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  14. Just amazing!! I LOVE the watercoloring with the white EP. I will have to try this out soon.

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  15. Love the card. The embossing makes it look so delicate.

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  16. Kara ........ this card is AMAZING!!! The bird and the water colors ........ BEAUTIFUL!!!

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