Watercolor Happy Birthday

StampinMojo, Watercolor Words, PPA 297, Birthday Card

I had an entirely different card that I created for this week’s PPA Color Challenge, When I went to write my post I realized I used the wrong colors! Back to my craft table I went.

This week Jackie Diediker is our hostess. She created a bright spring based color palette for us.

PPA 297, Jackie Diekaker

Perhaps because I was heading back to the drawing board I struggled with this palette.

Here is how my StampinMojo came together…

I took out the three ink pads and laid them on the table. I decided to use Wisteria Wonder as my base. Then I pulled out a piece of Daffodil Delight DSP from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack. I liked the sharp contrast between the yellow and the purple. The Watercolor Words stamp set seemed to coordinate well with the whimsy of the polka dots so I stamped the small flower in Wisteria Wonder on Wisteria Wonder card stock and using clear emboss powder heat embossed the flower. This made it easier to fussy cut the flowers. Now I just needed to figure out how to bring the Pool Party onto the scene. All I needed was a little splash so I decided to frame my sentiment. I like how the pop of Pool Party makes the sentiment dance on the card.

StampinMojo, Michelle Gleeson, PPA297, Watercolor Words, Birthday card Within the petals of the flowers I brushed on Wink of Stella. In the photo above you can see a hit of it in the top flower.

Don’t forget to head over to Pals Paper Arts to see what the other designers did with this color palette. We would love to see you play along as well.

Thanks for stopping by. Stop back on Sunday and you can see the first card I made with the wrong color palette.


StampinMojo, Watercolor Words, PPA297


  1. The perfect (candy) dot for your “i!” Such a sweet floral and pretty way to display these colors!

  2. Sweet, sweet clean and simple card Michelle. You’ve balanced the colors perfectly. Love that candy dotted “I”. perfect!

  3. Love this whimsical card Michelle! The watercolor words sentiment is perfect!

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