WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card

WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card. Video Tutorial + July 2017 Release

Hello friends! I have a fun birthday card and video tutorial to share today, but before I jump to the card and video I wanted to mention new release from WPlus9. Dawn always has amazing designs and this release is no exception!

WPlus9 Citrus Background Builders Stamp Set
WPlus9 Citrus Background Builders Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Stamp Set
WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Dies
WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Dies
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WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Stamp Set
WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Dies
WPlus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Dies
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WPlus9 Basic Labels Stamp Set
WPlus9 Basic Labels Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Basic Labels Die
WPlus9 Basic Labels Die
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WPlus9 Summer Citrus Stamp Set
WPlus9 Summer Citrus Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Summer Citrus Dies
WPlus9 Summer Citrus Dies
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WPlus9 Southern Sentiments Stamp Set
WPlus9 Southern Sentiments Stamp Set
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WPlsu9 Basic Greetings Dies
WPlsu9 Basic Greetings Dies
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Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Combo
Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 1 Combo
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Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Combo
Wplus9 Southern Summer Florals 2 Combo
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Wplus9 Basic Labels Combo
Wplus9 Basic Labels Combo
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Wplus9 Summer Citrus Combo
Wplus9 Summer Citrus Combo
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Here are a few sneaks of the cards I made using new goodies:

WPlus9 July 2017 Release WPlus9 July 2017 Release WPlus9 July 2017 Release

Now let’s go back to the card – I’m sharing how to quickly stamp a custom pattern for a Birthday card using images from the Big Deal & Big Deal Additions stamp sets and also how to easily watercolor them using wet on wet watercolor technique.

WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card

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I picked 3 images to stamp my pattern – a hippo, a lion and unicycle and stamped them repeatedly and in the same order using black ink waterproof. You can easily stamp patterns like this one using multitude of various images; for a pattern like this I would recommend you go with images that are about the same size. The lion here is a bit taller but not too tall to distort my pattern.

VIDEO TUTORIAL

As always, I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on my Youtube channel.

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CARD DETAILS

Depending on how you want to color your pattern later you’ll need to pick appropriate type of paper and ink for your stamping. Since I wanted to watercolor I went with Arches Hot Pressed watercolor paper and Versafine Onyx Black ink which is a waterproof ink.

WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card

I also heat embossed my pattern after stamping in clear embossing powder to make watercolor process go a bit faster. The razed embossed edge serves as a barrier when watercoloring different sections and allows to color faster.

If you are not into coloring, you can heat emboss or stamp this pattern onto colored cardstock or maybe even strips of colored cardstock and have a colorful background composed of colored cardstock blocks and maybe white or black stamped images, so you don’t have to color a pattern if you don’t enjoy coloring.

WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card

I used Daniel Smith watercolors to color these, I am still using my Dot Chart (I describe it in detail in this video here – be sure to watch it if you are not familiar with these watercolors http://stampawaywithme.blogspot.com/2017/02/watercolor-ranunculus-cards-for-any.html) and dd very simple wet on wet coloring. I wet my image with a brush and clean water first, next came in with some pigment and added it to the sections I wanted to be darkest on my image.

WPlus9 | Birthday Wishes Watercolor Pattern Card

After my coloring was done I trimmed my panel and adhered it onto an A2 top folding card base. I also added a white heat embossed sentiment that reads “Birthday Wishes to The Greatest Person on Earth” and added black enamel dots to complete this project.

I’d like encourage you to pick a few critter images of similar size and stamp a quick pattern. Color it or go with colored cardstock instead and just have fun creating!

Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support

WPlus9 Big Deal Stamp Set
WPlus9 Big Deal Stamp Set
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WPlus9 Big Deal Additions Stamp Set
WPlus9 Big Deal Additions Stamp Set
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
Simon Says Stamp Black Cardstock
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Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9x12"
Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor Pad 9×12″
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder PW110
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
Tsukineko VersaFine Onyx Black Ink
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 238-Dot Color Chart
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Graphite Gray
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Graphite Gray
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Goethite-Brown Ochre
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Goethite-Brown Ochre
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Deep Gold
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Deep Gold
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Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Red
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Paint Tube, Quinacridone, Red
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Medium Water Brush
Medium Water Brush
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Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder PW104
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
EZ Runner Grand – Permanent – Refill
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Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles Assortment
Doodlebug Beetle Black Sprinkles Assortment
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Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
Scrapbook Adhesives Black Foam Tape
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5 Comments

    1. Great card and video. I have a small dot sheet of Daniel Smith colors but haven’t tried it yet.

    1. Awesome card. I love the cute images and stamping them as one is a great idea. Now I want to get in my craft room and do this idea. Great coloring where the colors follow the wet. Like the idea. Thanks for the video.

    1. So sweet and love how you “grounded” all these adorable animals 🙂

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