Watercolor Butterflies Birthday Card {Feeling Crafty}

ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

ClickyChickCreates.com // Watercolor Butterflies using embossing with Tim Holtz Distress Inks

I’m sharing another crafty creation! Cards in back-to-back posts?! Not typical, but I couldn’t wait to share this one! I’ve been wanting to play with watercolors, and I’ve seen Tim Holtz do the watercolor effects using the water brush pen and his distress inks, so I decided to stop “wanting” and just “do” it! {Notice that “Just Do It” has been a theme in my life lately? If you missed the blog tour where 26 bloggers (including moi) shared our “lessons learned” from April Bowles of Blacksburg Belle’s CreativeLive class, check out my post here. And check out April’s post too – she has a contest where lucky winners will get their hands on some of her tools – marketing for creatives and blogging goodies – just for commenting!}

Back to this yummy watercolored card… You’ll see in the video how easy it was to do. Seriously. Super. Duper. Easy. And aren’t the colors delish? I was inspired by a few of my favorite sites, including: Fusion ChallengeTwo Peas in a Bucket June Mood Board and Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Have you checked out the True Stamp 2014 classes yet? Many of the techniques, tips, tricks and ideas I’ve picked up along the way as a crafter, I’ve learned in classes and videos. Some videos (like mine) will focus on one project or technique, but honestly, the ones I’ve learned the most from are classes with more meat, like the True Stamp classes! They’re on sale RIGHT NOW, and each class is only $9, or you can get all six classes for only $39 using code “SAVEBIG” at checkout – talk about a bargain!! Don’t miss out!!

Each class focused on a different aspect of stamping and offered lots of samples in the class, demonstrating how each was created. The girls from Lawn Fawn created the most adorable interactive cards; Raisin Boat had some yumminess that blew my mind; Mama Elephant was rockin’ and rollin; sheesh, truly – they were all amazing! If you’ve considered taking classes, do yourself a favor and check out True Stamp 2014 classes here!

As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a joyful, creative, blessing filled day! And if you haven’t signed-up for the Clicky Chick Creates email list yet, whatcha waiting for? You’ll get “7 Must-Have Kid Birthday Photos” printable photo tips as my thank you 🙂 Password is sent to you when you sign up for the email list!


Live creatively!

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21 responses to “Watercolor Butterflies Birthday Card {Feeling Crafty}”

  1. WOW! I couldn’t believe it when you said you’d created this with watercolors! It is blended so beautifully and made me give a huge kudos to you for your watercoloring skills! I love the colors you chose and how the whole thing looks like dreamy sherbet ice cream. It’s also the perfect backdrop for those gorgeous butterflies and I like how you made the white images be the focal point. Stunning card from front to back and I’m so glad you shared it with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!


  2. Love this card, just lovely!!!! Wonderful Flutterbys!! , I am Jealous of this picture of distress inks, I tell you!!!Thanks so MUCH for joining us at FUSION – I hope that you are inspired to join us again!!!


  3. oooh, gorgeous resist pattern with your washed background! Great way to use all the colors from the challenge. I sure hope you get to make another creation for the Fusion Challenge : )


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