Swan Lake Birthday Card
Create a beautiful Swan Lake Birthday card for a special person. What is your reaction when you see a swan swimming on a lake or pond? When I see a swan, I see grace, peace and beauty.
Swan Lake Birthday Card Recipe
Stamps: Swan Lake, Starburst Sayings.
Ink/Markers: Jet Black Stazon, Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, Watercolor Pencil Crayons (Old Olive, Basic Grey, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Crumb Cake).
Paper: Whisper White Thick, Dapper Denim, Whisper White, By the Shore Designer Series Paper.
Accessories: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Aqua Painter Brush, Dapper Denim Ruffled Ribbon, Lace Doily.
This card was easy to create and it allowed me to used the new Watercolor Pencils that are in the 2017 Occasions catalogue. Have you tried them out? What is your opinion. Maybe more Watercolor Pencils in other Stampin’ Up colors?
The How To Details
Watercolor the Whisper White panel using Soft Sky ink and the Aqua Painter Brush. Squeeze the Soft Sky ink pad and push some ink into the container top. Add some water and mix using the Aqua Painter Brush. You can always fill your Aqua Painter Brush and squeeze the barrel to release some water. However, it is easier to control the amount of water added if a spritzer.filled with water is used.
If you decide to leave the Aqua Painter Brush dry, swirl it around in your ink, take the Aqua Painter Brush and lightly stroke the bottom half of the Whisper White panel. You don’t need to color the whole panel.
Stamp the swan, bulrushes, dragonfly and lily pad using Jet Black StaZon ink. Once the ink is dry, it will not smear when you are color the images.
Proceed to color the images with the Watercolor Pencils, Markers or Ink. Add shading to the swan body and its feathers by outlining in the Basic Grey Watercolor Pencil.
Before adhering the swan to the By the Shore Designer Series Paper, cut a Lace Doily in half and add to the back of the Whisper White panel.
Stamp the “Happy Birthday” sentiment from the Starburst Saying stamp set on Whisper White using Dapper Denim ink. Die cut using the Big Shot and a circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits, sponge around the circle using a Sponge Dauber and Dapper Denim ink. Finally, cut a piece of the Dapper Denim Ruffled Ribbon, fold in half and attach to the underside of the circle. Attach to card using Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.
Here is a Link to another type watercolour on a card.
What Do You Think of This Card
Now, it’s your turn to create a Swan Lake Birthday card for a special lady in your life. Leave me a comment to let me know what you think of this card. Or maybe share the blog post with your friends.