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Paper Bird Watercolor Card

It’s time for the weekly Color My Heart Dare project and this week was quite the challenge for me.  I rarely combine cool and warm colors, yet this week we were required to use Poppy, Tangerine, Willow, Glacier, Slate and White Daisy with optional Gold. My solution was to create a “cool” look to the color palette by using our Watercolor paints and keeping the accents simple.  Using the Paper Bird stamp set allowed me to create accents with simple, uncomplicated details.  This stamp set is only available during the month of July for our Buy Two Get One FREE Stampagaza event.


Paper Needed: 5½” x 4¼” Slate Cardstock, 5¼” x 4″ B&T Paper (Script Uptown Fundamental), 4½” X 3¼” Watercolor Paper

Techniques Used:
The “Paper Bird” image was stamped onto the Uptown Fundamental Vellum using Black Memento Ink then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.
•  The “Paper Heart” was stamped with VersaMark Ink onto State Cardstock, then heat embossed with Gold Embossing Powder.
•  The striped background was created with Watercolor Paints onto the 4½” X 3¼” Watercolor Paper, then was cut 1″ from the bottom after it dried.
•  The edges of the Watercolor paper and Heart Image were distressed with the Edge Distresser.

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6 thoughts on “Paper Bird Watercolor Card”

  1. You packed a lot of punch into this card with all of the fantastic techniques you used! I like how you split the watercolored panel. The rainbow of colors look so happy against the slate background. Thank you for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare this week!

  2. Wow – what a lot of techniques used on this card! Beautiful background created using the watercolours and the bird really stands out against the background. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Colour Dare again this week!

  3. Love all the embossed gold heart and the black on vellum for the bird is a great idea with the colors coming through from the background. Great rainbow of colors on your watercoloring. And I never know how to use the paper clips, thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

    1. Carrie, I’m so sorry I posted the incorrect photo of your card as Ruby Winner, this has been corrected. I was away during the day when one of the DT members said I had posted the wrong photo and could not fix until I returned this evening.

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