Easy Watercolored Birthday Card for On the CASE

Couldn’t we all use an easy watercolored birthday card for those days when time is of the essence?  Of course! And that is exactly what I made for this week’s On the CASE with Ann & Nicole.

easy watercolored birthday card

While I continue to break down samples from current Stampin’ Up!® catalogs, my On the CASE partner, Nicole, is using her investigative skills to solve CASES throughout the crafting universe. Let the fun begin!

Easy Watercolored Birthday Card
2018 – 2019 Annual Catalog Page 136

easy watercolored birthday cardNo fibs here!  I needed an easy birthday card to send out quickly.   When in college, I often felt that I did my best writing under pressure.  However, when it comes to card making the opposite is true.  So I turned to the Annual Catalog for inspiration, and CASEd this cutie.  The faux watercoloring with Blender Pens is easy.  The Shimmery White paper adds a subtle shine, making it even prettier in person.  I hope you will give it a try!

easy watercolored birthday card

Colors of the Day

easy watercolored birthday card

Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps: Wonderful Moments, Swirly Frames
Paper: Mint Macaron cardstock (4-1/4″ x 11″), Shimmery White cardstock (3-1/2″ x 3-1/2″), Gorgeous Grape cardstock (2-1/8″ x 7/16″), Brights Designer Series Paper Stack (Gorgeous Grape – 2-1/2″ x 4-1/4″)
Inks: Basic Gray, Berry Burst, Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Gorgeous Grape, Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Versamark
Other: Big Shot,  Layering Circle Framelits Dies, Heat Tool, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Paper Snips, Gorgeous Grape 1/4″ Mini Striped Ribbon,  SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

“On the CASE” Notes
Your Step-by-Step Guide

1. Score the Mint Macaron cardstock at 5-1/2″. Fold and crease to form the card base.

2. Adhere the designer series paper to the card base. Add a 3-3/4″ snippet of 1/4″ Gorgeous Grape Mini Striped Ribbon to the side of the designer paper.

3. Ink the Swirly Frames Circle in Mint Macaron and stamp onto Shimmery White cardstock. Ink the Woman and Balloons images in Basic Gray, and stamp inside the circle. Color using Blender Pens and the following inks: Hands – Petal Pink, Skirt – Berry Burst, Blouse – Mint Macaron, Hair – Crumb Cake streaked with Cajun Craze and Daffodil Delight, Balloons – Grapefruit Grove, Gorgeous Grape, Daffodil Delight. Cut out using the 2-15/16″ Layering Circle die. Adhere the circle to the card base using dimensionals.

easy watercolored birthday card4. Ink the sentiment in Versamark and stamp onto Gorgeous Grape cardstock. Heat emboss with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Snip a “V” in each end, and adhere to the circle.

easy watercolored birthday cardFor all the details on how to make today’s easy watercolored birthday card,  just click on the tutorial button below.  You will receive your own FREE tutorial, which you can either save or print off.  For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the 2019 PDF Tutorial Gallery.

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Now head on over to Nicole at  Pixel Maven’s Retreat to see the CASE file she has been working on.  Nicole always writes the BEST tutorials!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s card? As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…


Price: $110.00


  1. This is such a gorgeous dimensional floral creation! I agree the basket weave embossed BG is a perfect pairing!

  2. I love all of the beautiful colors that you used on your birthday card. Someone will certainly love to receive it for their birthday!


  3. Ann, your blog today has shown me that I don’t look at my AC enough! I passed right on by this set and the samples made with it. I have a feeling our card group host will be using this set tomorrow. I can’t wait! Thanks again for your wonderful instructions. Your card is even more beautiful than the one in the catty! My new catty comes today…woo hoo!

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