Happy Birthday, Dad!

Help me wish my Dad a happy birthday!

Had so much fun making this card — yep, I was giggling the whole time I was working on it! :)

I started out by die cutting the Abstract Sunset die out of watercolor paper. Then I watercolored away! This card uses JUST 3 colors:

  • Indanthrone blue – all of the mountains were painted with this color. Tip: splash in some clean water and charge in more paint to force blooms — it’s like magic!
  • Hansa yellow medium – I painted the sky piece with this first, then while it was still went, I used…
  • Quinacridone coral to add the clouds. While the clouds were still wet I dropped in a little indanthrone blue to the undersides of the clouds and let them mingle together to form the cloud shadows.

Since these are abstract shapes it doesn’t have to be perfect — just play and have fun.

Now for the inside:

I had a mountain scrap from another card experiment and had to add it here! :)

One last thing — the base card is made from navy cardstock — but it was super hard to photo! Darn camera.


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Happy birthday, Daddy! We love you! — Lisa

One Reply to “Happy Birthday, Dad!”

  1. Virginia Lu says:

    Wish your Dad a happy birthday! What a glorious post and all. Love your share, Lisa! Be well and healthy!

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