Nested Friends, My Mom’s Favorite: Bluebirds
Every Easter my mom was on the lookout for her favorite bluebirds. I love this stamp set. What’s more I love using the our Classic Stampin’ Pads to create a beautiful watercolored image. The Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper absorbs the inks beautifully and the mix of colors available in the Stampin’ Up! pallette create a lovely work of art. The background was created using Pacific Point, Tahitian Tide, and Parakeet Party in a wet on wet watercolor technique. I used the same technique to create the 3 eggs.
This fun fold is the perfect way to show of your art work. It forms it’s own frame. I have a Pop-Up Online Watercolor class to show you how I create lovely watercolor techniques. I used the Garden Birhouses Stamp Set to create 4 cards using with a variety of techniques. The class includes PDF instructions and video instructions. I will include as a bonus a video on how I created this card. See the link below to find out more about this Online Class.
Using the watercolor eggs cut from the wet in wet colored paper gives the inside sentiment a lovely Easter flare. It was so much fun to just paint the colors and watch them bleed into each other as they move with the water.
Never send out a naked envelope! It is a nice touch when the card design is echoed on the envelope. I colored the image with blends (a better coloring tool for envelope paper).
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Nancy Dodge says
Love the water coloring!
LOVE THESE CARDS!! The blue bird is gorgeous and I love the technique for the eggs!
Lisa Parsons says
Love your birdie card!! Perfect for spring. #stampitcontest
Diana Boone says
Beautiful card May have to get this bundle
Threasia Dianne Wallace says
This is a beautifully stunning card. The bird is so realistic .
Kathy Bolam says
Your coloring is beautiful. #stampitcontest
Marla Lesniak says
Great fun fold
Kathy Oertle says
Beautiful card! Makes me think of spring.
Cheryl K Price says
What a gorgeous card…love your watercoloring!
Debbie Wicklund says
#stampitcontest Beautiful card.
Phyllis S. says
#stampitcontest Your card is beautiful. Nothg says spring like a nest of eggs.
Beautiful card and I love the fold of the card also. #stampitcontest
Cliffie Wilson says
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Patti Smith says
Love the color combination!
Mrs. Wickland says
Blessings from spring att as I watch snow build beyond twenty-gout inches on the level. Joyful delight, spring Tobin on paper forecasting the real change of seasons( pigeon showed up yesterday!). Thankful for your great stylized artwork, Gigi.
Jackie Julian says
So pretty with the watercolor technique background!
Great card, Gigi…and beautiful coloring.
Pat Stewart says
Beautiful Card!!! Love it!
joan Ballanger says
The spring bird card is super. I love the nest
Cindy Knarr says
Your water coloring is so professional looking. Love your color choices.
LaVonne Smejkal says
Love the watercoloring!
Donna Gruschke says
Love the card
Carol Sanquenetti says