Using Watercolour Pencils on Black Cardstock – All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop

Thanks for joining us for this exciting December blog hop with the All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team! We are thrilled to be showing you our work today. You may be starting here or have come from Erica’s blog. You’ll find a list at the end of each post so you can continue around the world to see all these amazing designers’ blogs. You can purchase our brand new tutorial bundle TODAY! It includes 12 incredible designs using products from the brand new Holiday Catalogue. Click on the Buy Now button below. Or how would you like to receive the November bundle ABSOLUTELY FREE? Simply place a minimum $50 order (before tax and shipping) this month using the Host Code for December in my online store* and I will send you the bundle as a gift for shopping with me. You will receive the tutorial bundle PDF via email. * When you log in to my online store, please make sure that my name is at the top right of the store page and check the box that allows me to contact you, otherwise I won’t know where to send your free Tutorial Bundle!

I’ve used the same die that I used in my tutorial bundle project to make today’s card – Happy Birthday Thinlits. I used the large flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set to create a gorgeous background using Watercolour Pencils on Basic Black cardstock. I stamped the image in VersaMark ink and gold heat embossed it before colouring. (I also used an Embossing Buddy to prevent powder sticking where I didn’t want it to.) If you love colouring, this is a relaxing technique, and so stunning! I chose to use Crumb Cake cardstock for my card base, but you could also use Thick Whisper White or any other colour.


I die cut the happy birthday sentiment from Whisper White Cardstock and simply adhered it to the background using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. I added a few gold Metallic Enamel Shapes to finish off the design.

I hope you enjoyed this project. If you would like to follow my blog by email, click here so you don’t miss a single blog post. Next up is the amazingly talented Jacque Williams with some inspiration for you.

4 Responses

  1. Jan Clothier

    What a beautiful way of using Birthday Blooms! It looks stunning on black like this.

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