Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday

A color challenge deadline is approaching, Just Add Ink (#613)…such a pretty combination, Fresh Freesia (soft purple), Starry Sky (vibrant blue) and Mint Macaron (lovely shade of green).  But what to do with them?

I pulled out the super pretty Black and White Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper and opted to watercolor one of the Floral images.  Combining the Tic Tac Toe (#171) and Seize the Birthday (#243) challenges with my interpretation of the current Paper Craft Crew (#479) sketch.

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (5¼” x 4”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Side Panel: (2” x 4”) Black and White Dotted piece of patterned paper from the now retired Pattern Party Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Focal Panel – Floral Spray: Clipped Floral from one of the patterned pieces of paper in the Perfectly Penciled Designer Series Paper pack.
    • Using the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush, a small paint palette and a drop of each color from the Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill bottles, the Floral image was water colored with Fresh Freesia, Starry Sky and Mint Macaron.
    • The Floral image was then fussy cut with Paper Snips.
  • Sentiment Label: (1¾” x ⅜”) Basic Black cardstock scrap.
    • The sentiment, Just Because, from the Ranunculus Romance stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder.

All of the elements were adherd to the card base, completing the card.

Just Because is a great sentiment as it can be used for many occasions depending on what you stamp and/or write on the inside.  My girlfriend will really like this one…

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  Cheers,  Jolanda.

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

Like this card? Want to make one similar?
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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

6 thoughts on “Perfectly Penciled – Just Because its your Birthday

  1. Very pretty, Jolanda! Love that stamp and the black polka-dotted panel makes a great contrast! Thanks for playing along with us at Seize the Birthday for our color challenge.

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  2. Such a delightful project Jolanda! The neutral background gives it a lovely elegant crisp feel and I love the large spray of flowers. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

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