Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink

First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card



Gotta love first birthday cards!

I watercolored the elephant on Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor paper with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

Supplies: Stamps – Simon Says Stamp, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Heidi Swapp MINC sheet, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pink Passion (retired), Pixie Pink (retired), Smoky Slate, Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor, ink – VersaFine Onyx Black, Smokey Gray, ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Black (010), Cobalt Blue (031), Light Gray (091), Light Pink (025), ZIG Wink of Stella clear, dies – My Favorite Things (pierced rectangle), Provo Craft (number), Spellbinders (circles), Taylored Expressions (balloons), embossing folder – Provo Craft, foil – Heidi Swapp, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, embroidery floss – DMC.


16 thoughts on “First Birthday Hugs and Wishes Card

  1. Gotta love an elephant in a party hat too! Super job.

  2. Adorable! Great job on the watercolours!

  3. I love that elephants are pupular again. This is sooo cute! … =)

  4. oops popular. I would like to blame that typo on my pup but she is behaving atm. That one was all me lol.

  5. Your watercoloring looks very nice and this elephant is so cute!

  6. Believe me, Kathy, I think the same way when I take a look at my works, that I need a lot of practice.
    The materials are very important. I’ve never used these markers and probably I would’ve had exactly the same results as you do.
    In case with watercoloring it’s typical to have unexpected streaks of color and so on. I just accept, that it’s fine and leave it as it is or mask with adding some texture. The point is to find some beauty in all these unexpected lines and blurs.