Watercolored Birthday Critter Card (Winnie & Walter: Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs)

Hi, all! Happy Friday! Today I’m here with a brand new card and video in honor of the Winnie & Walter June 2017 Release Week featuring lots of cute sets. I’m particularly excited about all of the new critter sets! Those just make my heart happy. Today is Day No. 4 of Release Week so that means all of the products will be available for purchase shortly (06/30 at 10pm CST).

In this video I’m featuring the brand new and simply adorable Happy Dance with Evelin T Designs Set to create a watercolored birthday card.

I spent about an hour on this card since I did a bunch of watercoloring with Distress Inks and with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers. Like I mentioned in the video, coloring with these ZIG Markers is so easy, fun and very forgiving! I only used one color for each shade and look at that shading! Isn’t that easy? Just lay down some color and blend away with a water brush or a paint brush.

I stamped these images on Canson Watercolor Paper ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) with Archival Jet Black Ink ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ). This is my favorite black ink for watercoloring techniques since it doesn’t smear or smudge. It’s a little bit trickier to stamp on textured card stock so make sure to use a MISTI tool ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ) for easy stamping or anything else that works for you! 🙂

For the watercolored background, I used Tumbled Glass ( ELH | AMZ | SSS ), Peacock Feathers ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) and Cracked Pistachio ( ELH | SSS | AMZ ) for some pops of mint here and there. I also added some water splatters with a Ranger Mister Tool. It’s a fun way to add an extra oomph to a watercolored background.

That’s it for now! Make sure to check out the Winnie & Walter blog for a bunch of inspiration featuring all of the new sets. You’ll be amazed! Thanks for stopping by! See you soon. Xo.


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  1. I love the card and the coloring is awesome. You make the watercolor look easy, which for me is not. I guess need more practice, I’m off to the craftroom!

    1. Author

      Thanks, Viola! 🙂 Have fun!

  2. Hi Laura ~ Such a darling card and so beautifully colored, as always. I’m always so happy to see your new post in my inbox and am thrilled that you’ll have more time to make cards now that summer is here. CONGRATULATIONS on acing your final exams! SUCH a huge relief, I know. Have an awesome weekend!! ~HUGS~

    1. Author

      Hi Maggie! Thanks for your sweet comment. You rock! Sending you big hugs. XO

  3. Hello Laura,

    This is uber adorable – those happy animals are so cute. Wonderful design and your coloring is fantastic. Off to watch the video 😀

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