A Birthday in Watercolor

This card took a couple of turns before it came to the finished project.  I hate it when the card you design in your head, just does not look the same when you actually make it.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at CAS(E) this Sketch.  I honestly think that the simpler the sketch is, the more I struggle.  Give me twenty layers, and I am good to go! I am not one to toss a project though, I just keep adding to it, until it works for me.  My first take did look exactly like the sketch design, but the elements just were not working for me.  In the end, those layers are just buried under the top layer!  Here is a look at the original sketch....which I have strayed from slightly...

Hopefully I can be forgiven for my sentiment placement!  The banner sentiment was just not meant to be tonight!  My twine is doing a stand in!

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
C1771 A Birthday in Watercolor
X7240B Something Fierce Paper Pack
X5987 Bluebird Cardstock
X6027 White Daisy Cardstock
Z6508 Bluebird Exclusive Ink
Twine-Target $1 Spot

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiments-Just for the Boys
Seize the Birthday-Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter-Happy Birthday

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge. Good luck Ginny ♥ Aud Sentiments
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  2. A lovely card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  3. You did a great job with this simple sketch! Fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!