Go on and Celebrate

Go On and Celebrate by shawnmanuel.com

Here’s a bright card I made for my friend Nina’s birthday. The watercolor background carries on a watercolor theme that I’ve been hooked on this Summer.

I squished some Distress Ink on a craft mat, misted it with water and dropped my watercolor paper onto the ink to create the background. After drying it with my heat tool, I dropped the paper back onto the ink a few times to create a more random pattern.

The popsicles from Simon Says Stamp’s August Card Kit and the sentiment from Mama Elephant’s Make a Wish stamp set were heat embossed with white powder. Since the sentiment was hard to read, I used Distress Markers to create a shadow and add contrast.

Glossy Accents was used to give the popsicles a melting look and to add shine to the die-cut hearts.

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10 thoughts on “Go on and Celebrate

  1. I love this card, Shawn. It is bright and real eye-popping!! I appreciate how you told us you accomplished the beautiful watercolored background and shadowing the sentiment. I’m sure your friend, Nina, will love this card.

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  2. WOW, what an amazing card! The background is sooo cool and I love how you did the sentiment. The colors are perfectly popsicley 🙂 A wonderful summer sketch card!

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