Distress Winter Floral Birthday Card by Cheiron Brandon
This stunning card is sure to make anyone smile on their birthday. In this tutorial, Cheiron Brandon shows you how to create a beautiful watercolor background using Stamps and Tim Holtz Distress Pencils.
Tim Holtz Distress® Watercolor Pencils Set 3
Tim Holtz Distress® Archival Ink: Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress® Ink Pad: Frayed Burlap
Tim Holtz Distress® Waterbrush Detailer Tip
Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool
Ranger Artist Brush Set
Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set: Bold Sayings
Tim Holtz® by Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set: Winter Watercolor
Tim Holtz® Idea-ology Kraftstock Stack Cool
Hello there crafty friends! It’s Cheiron Brandon here with a winter watercolor look birthday card that is super fun and easy to create. Before you put away those holiday stamps use them to create a wintery birthday card with florals perfect for the season. That’s just what we will do today using the Winter Watercolor stamps and some Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
Step 1: Gather your supplies including Distress Watercolor Cardstock, Distress Watercolor Pencils (I used set 3), a Distress Sprayer, Winter Watercolor stamps and some sentiment stamps.
Step 2: Adhere your stamp to a block and mist it lightly with the Distress Sprayer. I sprayed from about 12 inches above to give a fine mist.
Step 3: Color directly onto the stamp using your Distress Watercolor Pencil.
Step 4: Stamp the image onto the Distress Watercolor Cardstock.
Step 5: Continue coloring additional images and stamping to create a pattern.
Step 6: Once you are done stamping, add additional details and shading with the pencils.
Step 7: Add details to the center of your flowers.
Step 8: Using a Detailer Waterbrush, blend out any harsh lines.
Step 9: Let’s add some splatter. Add some water to your glass mat, then dip the back of your pencil into the water and you will get a pool of pigment.
Step 10: Use a paintbrush to splatter the watery pigment onto your panel. Let dry or dry with a heat tool.
Step 11: Ink the edges of the panel with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink using a foam blending tool.
Step 12: Stamp the sentiment onto the panel using Black Soot Distress Archival Ink.
Step 13: Mount the panel onto some Idea-ology Kraftstock in coordinating colors and adhere to a card base.
I hope you enjoyed playing with watercolor stamps and pencils! I always love the look I get from these and it almost looks like you painted the card yourself.