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Watercolour birthday card with Altenew Beautiful Day

Hi everyone, I'm back today on the Seven Hills Crafts blog with a watercolour birthday card to show you using Altenew Beautiful Day. This is such a gorgeous set, I just can't stop reaching for it! Last week I went vintage with it, and today I've gone for pretty lilac, blue and yellow-green.

I stamped and masked the outline peony repeatedly round the edge of a panel of watercolour card stock, adding two outline leaf sprays. Then I reached for my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and scribbled them on an acrylic block to pick up with a water brush for the wet-on-wet technique. I used 045 Pale Green and 053 Yellow Green for outside the flowers. The lilac peonies use 036 Pale Blue, 080 Violet and 081 Light Violet. The blue peonies use 031 Cobalt Blue, 036 Pale Blue and 081 Light Violet. After the panel was dry, I used a fan brush to splatter 031 Cobalt Blue, 080 Violet and 010 Black over the flowers.

Next, I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment from the same set in white on black card, and die cut it with a sentiment strip from Avery Elle Pierced Banner Layer Elements. As this is currently out of stock, you could use My Favorite Things Stitched Sentiment Strips Dienamics instead.

Finally I layered up the watercolour panel on a wider panel of black card stock, added the sentiment and popped the whole lot on a card base.

That's it from me for this week - see you next Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!



  1. This is stunning, Esther. Your watercolouring looks amazing and gives such a sense of dimension, beautiful! I have this stamp set and haven't played with it enough, you've inspired me.

  2. Beautiful card!I love the colour combination!

  3. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing the details.


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