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Watercolor Tiger Lily Birthday Card

Watercolor Tiger Lily Birthday Card Image
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  • The Rubber Cafe Large Tiger Lily stamp
  • Inkadinkado Thinking of You clear stamp set
  • black Archival Ink
  • Spellbinders Labels Twelve die set
  • orange, green and brown Tombo markers
  • Canson watercolor paper
  • water brush
  • orange, white and kraft card stock


  1. Stamp image on water color paper using a water proof ink. Let the ink set.
  2. Using orange, green and brown Tombo markers, add color to the image in the darkest areas and immediately blend out into the lighter areas using a water brush. Work in small sections. Don't color the whole flower and then blend. It takes some practice to get the right amount of ink on the paper to spread. This is a general technique that you can try with any water based marker and paper but the Tombo/Canson combination is the only one I have seen work well.
  3. Let the flower image dry then fussy cut it out.
  4. Die cut a white and orange mat using the Spellbinders Labels Twelve die set.
  5. Mount white mat onto orange and then mount flower on white mat. When mounting the flower I used glue in the center and left the petals and leaves free. Because it was water color that you cut out they will tend to have some natural bending that makes them look more realistic when mounted only in the center.
  6. Stamp happy birthday on white card stock, cut down to a minimal size and cut an 1/4" orange mat and mount on mat. These Inkadinkado stamps are very ink phobic but the archival ink works well with them and is waterproof.
  7. Cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of kraft card stock. Score and fold into a card.
  8. Mount flower assembly centered in the bottom. Attach words centered above using dimensional foam.

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