Celebrate Every Little Thing

Celebrate Every Little Thing

Hi Crafty Friends,

We are going to ‘Celebrate Every Little Thing’ starting by celebrating this awesome stamp and die set by Pinkfresh Studio and Altenew called Celebrate Today. It has a gorgeous floral spray with lots of sentiments and is perfect for painting with watercolor or colored with pencils or markers.


For this card design, I decided to break out my Daniel Smith watercolors. I haven’t used them in a while and I have been missing them!

To start, I inked the floral stamp with Versamark ink onto a piece of hot-pressed watercolor paper, then heat embossed with rose gold embossing powder.

It was time to paint so, using the wet-on-wet method, I started by moistening one flower at a time with water, then added color just at the base or where I wanted the most intense color. From there, it was just a matter of lightly spreading the color with a brush, but mostly letting the water carry the color throughout each petal. I love rosy pink flowers so I used Quinacridone Purple (or Bordeaux works great too), along with a tiny bit of Pyrrol Red. For the smaller flowers, I used Lunar Blue and Ultramarine Turquoise with a dash of Lemon Yellow for the centers. Using the same method, I painted the leaves with Lemon Yellow, Deep Sap Green, and Ultramarine Turquoise.

Once the paint was dry, I cut out the floral spray using the matching die – it made quick work for that task!

It was now time to create a background for the spray. So, I cut a Luxe White panel and blended a small section (where the large flowers are) of pink ink just beyond where the pink flowers will end. I did the same with blue ink, by the blue flowers and a bit of green near the leaves. By doing this, it created a nice shadow effect.

To complete the background, I splattered tiny dots of ink on top of the blended ink areas.

The card was ready to assemble. Starting with a Pale Rose card base, a panel of Ocean Tides was added to the front, then the Luxe White panel on top. The flower spray was then popped-up using some foam tape.

For the sentiment, I decided to use ‘celebrate’, one of the sentiments included in the stamp set. I stamped it onto a strip of heavy vellum with Versamark ink and heat embossed it with rose gold embossing powder.

The trimmed sentiment strip was then adhered to the top using a rolled-up glue dot positioned behind the ‘L’ in celebrate. With the sentiment in place, a few clear enamel dots were added… and there we have it, all done! 



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4 thoughts on “Celebrate Every Little Thing

  1. Gorgeous water colored floral! Those color coordinated spatter a and blending are a great visual effect!

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