Spring Card Camp 2 Easy Watercolor Washes Masculine Happy Birthday

For day 16 of the Online Card Class Spring Card Camp 2 Ashlea Cornell was the guest designer and her technique was watercolor washes, creating beautiful, vibrant background with different mediums. In her first example she used Tombo Watercolor Pens. I experiments with a lot of different medium, but the Tombo Watercolor Pens gave the most vibrant and smooth colors. For this background I used a mix of red, orange, and yellow. I love the vibrant color achieved.

The watercolor washes were quick and easy, for the most part. I used Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper for all my washes. Once they were dry it was then time to decide what to do with them.

For this first card I pulled out Altenew’s watercolor Stripes die. What could be better to use with a watercolor background. I cut the die from both white cardstock and sticky back foam and layered the two together. I then adhered it to the watercolor background with liquid glue.

I wanted to have a focal image for the card and finally decided on Art Impressions Birthday Wishes. I think this guy is perfect for a masculine birthday card. I stamped him and a couple of balloons on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and color them with Copic Markers. They were adhered to the striped panel with liquid glue and the sentiment was stamped with Amalgam ink.

A bright and happy birthday card.


  • Art Impressions Birthday Wishes
  • Altenew Watercolor Stripes
  • Tombo Markers: 856, 905, 025
  • Copic Markers: R27, R24, R22; YR18, YR16, YR15, YR14; Y17, Y15, Y13; E11, E01, E00, R21; C6, C4, C2
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
  • Gina K. Designs Amalgam Ink
  • Darice Sticky Back Foam
  • Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
  • Canson XL 140# Cold Press Watercolor Paper
  • Neena Classic Crest 80# Solar White Cardstock
  • Gina K. Designs 120# White Cardstock

Author: Karen

I am a very blessed wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. I firmly believe in the quote by Dieter F. Uchtdorf which states "The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human heart." Every day I try to create something that lifts the heart for myself and others.

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