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Watercolouring on patterned paper: True Love DSP Birthday Card.

Hello friends. Today I have a birthday card with another example of how you can colour the True Love Designer Series Paper in the Stampin' Up! January to June Mini Catalogue. For this one, I have used watercolour pencils.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have used Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry from the Stampin' Up! Watercolor Pencils set for the flower, and Old Olive for the leaves. Watercolour Pencils are a really cost effective way of colouring stamped images. In this one pack you get 13 Stampin' Colours for $27.75. You can either use them alone, with Blender Pens (which is what I did) or Water Painters (I find this works best for larger areas). This image shows the laying down of colour with the pencils, before I blended with the Blender Pen.

DSP pencils technique wm

My base card is Rich Razzleberry and there is also a mat of Old Olive cardstock on the base DSP layer. My sentiment is from the Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. This stamp (and others in the set) fit nicely into the Stitched Rectangle Dies. I have added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the left corner, to balance the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

I have also looped some Scalloped Lace Trim and Gold Cord (from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack) under the flower. This gave some added texture and interest, but also carried on the fresh vintage feel of the card.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

If this is a technique you think you would like to try at some stage - pin this image to your Pinterest boards to help you find the post for the future.

Stampin Up 2021 birthday card with True Love DSP and Happiest of Birthdays stamp set. DSP coloured with watercolour pencils.

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