Saturday, May 2, 2015


My bestie is having a birthday this month. I started with the frienship background embossed with clear powder on vellum.  It is a great texture, and only in a certian light fall can the words be seen...kinda like a secret message.  

My next task was to prepare a watercolor background for under the vellum piece.  I used the Koi watercolors with a mix of blues and purple.  While that dried, I die-cut the Memory Box Vignette Floral Branch and colored it with copic markers.  I did not pull the die-cut apart to color it. Since it is so delicate I left it within the sheet and only separated it once it was colored.

My bestie's favorite color is pink, so I took a bold pink card base and began layering my elements.  The contrasting light pink mat, the darker pink base, watercolor piece, the vellum, and the die cut - now adorned with some wink of stella shine.  I colored a few pearls the various pinks in the flower and placed those as flower centers.  I also took some natural color pearls and scattered them along the card.   My last bit was to wrap some pink chevron ribbon around the card as an anchor for the branch.  I love how girly and delicate this turned out.  I think she will love it too! Happy Birthday dear Evelyn!

Close up to show clear embossing
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. eeep, so pretty, even if it is pink. :)

  2. You are so right, Cat, this is girly and delicate ~ and oh, so, dreamy!! Beautiful watercolored background and sweet floral outlines! If Evelyn doesn't like, I'll change my name to Evelyn and be your bestie!! But, sadly for me, she will love it and cherish it always!! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I agree with Darnell...I would be happy to change my name to receive a GORGEOUS card like this! I enlarged both pics to see your details...and WOW! The clear embossing is so pretty and I love your water colored background! A stunning card Cat, and I'm sure Evelyn is going to love it, too!

  4. Lucky Evelyn--what a beauty! Love everything you did here, Cat!

  5. Lovely coloring on that die cut!


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