This card focuses on the little banner and pennant images which I colored with my Copic markers. Since I knew I would be fussy cutting these out, I had a blast really coloring outside the lines (big time) and focusing my efforts on quickly blending the colors instead. With the straight lines I had them colored and cut out in a matter of minutes which was awesome.
For my background, I finally experimented with my new Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers. I added a bunch of water to my Ranger watercolor cardstock panel and then just went to town layering the ink from the Zig markers. I have much to learn and I must admit that I don't know if my perfectionist personality is well suited for watercolors, but after a little patting with a paper towel I was satisfied with it.
I have another confession... That little sentiment on the cloud punch was my way of rescuing this card from the trash bin. I sadly made a mess of stamping it directly on my background with the textured surface. It still feels a bit out of place to me, but I'm happy I was able to find a way to make it work. ;)
Here's a look at the full Birthday Smiles stamp set used for today's card (available for purchase on September 8th):
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you have a happy Monday! :)