Watercolor Birthday Wishes

StampinMojo, Watercolor Wonder, PPA285

This week’s Pals Paper Arts Color challenge uses two of my favorite 2015-2017 In-Colors; Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe. The third color Pink Pirouette is soft and pretty but a color I never think to use. There is the color badge for this week.


This color combination was created by Pal, Jackie Diediker.

StampinMojo, PPA285, Michelle Gleeson, Watercolor Wishes

I used the flower from the Watercolor Words stamp set. They were stamped with Tip Top Taupe and then heat embossed with Clear Stampin’ Embossed Powder. This creates a beautiful shine from the flowers. The flower centers (circles) were punched from the Owl Punch and then accented with Pink Pirouette candy dots from the Subtles collection.

The beautiful ribbon is the new Watermelon Wonder Ribbon that I cut in half with the Craft Scissors and then tied around the focal piece.

The sentiment came from Enjoy the Little Things stamp set and accented with Pearl Basic Jewels . I adore the fonts in this stamp set.

My card is 7″ x 3.5″ for a unique card shape. The 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper creates the perfect coordinating envelope.

PPA285, StampinMojo

I usually add a sentiment and some coordinating design element inside my cards. I think this is a fun birthday card filled with Watercolor Birthday Wishes.

Thanks for stopping by StampinMojo. I hope you will check out the fabulous designs by the other design team members at Pals Paper Arts.


StampinMojo, PPA285, Michelle Gleeson

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  1. These flowers are quite lovely in Tip Top Taupe. I love how you added to the center of each flower. Fun! Lovely card, Michelle!

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  3. What an adorable background with that sweet flower and I love what you did to accenture the flower centers!

  4. Love the additions of the beautiful ribbon and the banner studded with pearls.

  5. I will not be enabled… I will not be enabled… I will not be enabled… Ok, I just might have to buckle under the pressure… love how you used the flower to make your own lovely backdrop design! And cutting that lovely ribbon is half makes it twice as much fun to use… it was too wide for me (except on 3D items). The best feature of this card is its unique size. Just love it!!

  6. I love this, Michelle! Your Tip Top Taupe flower background is so pretty and I just love the touches of pearls you used! I hadn’t thought to cut the Watermelon Wonder Ribbon in half, great idea!

  7. This is super sweet, Michelle! Love the pretty flowers, tilted banner and the inside!

  8. Love your detail on the flowers and the ribbon is awesome….i guess I will break down get some next week! Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Michelle, how refreshing to see a long rectangular card. Beautiful flowers, and that bow is perfect!

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