I am so excited! This week I was invited to be the guest designer over at the Tag You’re it Challenge. The inspiration for this week’s challenge is a gorgeous, watercolor birthday tag by Featured Artist Rubeena Naz.
Using Rubeena’s tag as inspiration, I picked out the key features to use in my tag — birthday theme, watercolor and gold glitter.
The cupcake is from Stampin’ Up! Sprinkles of Life stamp set. I stamped the outline images on watercolor paper using Stampin’ Up! Classic ink which is a water based die ink and perfect for watercoloring. Then, using a watercolor brush pen and my ink pads, I colored in my images and added a background.
When everything was dry, I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment using Memento Tuxedo Black ink to be sure it wouldn’t bleed.
TIP: For more instructions on using SU ink pads for watercoloring see this post.
Bringing in the Gold:
To bring in the gold from the inspiration tag, I added a scallop border backed with gold glitter cardstock to the bottom of my tag and a metallic gold embellishment to the little flower topping the cupcake.
Then I combined metallic gold ribbon and Calypso Coral seam binding to string my tag and bring in a little more bling.
Join the Challenge!
I’d love to see your take on this challenge! Why don’t you come on over to the the Tag You’re It Challenge blog and play along with the fun! Maybe you’ll get picked as the next guest designer! 😉
SUPPLIES USED TO MAKE TODAY’S CARD:
Links to supplies used to create today’s project are provided for your convenience. Where available, compensated affiliate links have been used. This means I receive a small commission when products are purchased through those links here on my blog. This costs you nothing extra and helps me afford to share my crafty creations with you. You can read more about this on my disclosure page. Thank you — I really appreciate your support!