Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Growing in Unity Day #2

Hello and welcome to my Day 2 of Growing in Unity!  This week is the birthday week for my kids.  I have twins a boy and girl turning 9 on Saturday!  9! I can't believe it!  Originally I was thinking of making a birthday theme all week but that didn't pan out exactly.  

So here is a chickie birthday card for today:




I used the itty bitty called "Hey Birthday Chick".  I embossed a panel for the background using a Stamping Up embossing folder.  I used a simple water color set for the coloring.  I definately like using water colors to color because it's so much easier than dealing with markers.  I know I need more practice to make it look amazing but for now it's working out fine for me. 

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Maria



31 comments:

Samantha Klaebe said...

Happy birthday for your twins on saturday. Lovely card. I too am a bit of a watercolour fan, love the colours. Thanks for sharing :)

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Maria. Love the colors and EF with this chick!

Janis said...

Really love the cheerful orange against your white embossed background. Fun and happy card!!
<3 J

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D.Ann said...

Sweet card! Love the embossed background and your fab watercoloring!

heidiscoll said...

The coloring is great! It's such a cute card! Awesome job! :)

Brandi R said...

This is so cute! Love that image and the embossed panel! ♥

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and design.xxx

sharon g said...

I like your embossed background. I forget to do that

Sweet April said...

Your chick card does look amazing and cute.I would love to learn, how to use the watercolors,I'm new at this hobby.Hope your twins have a great birthday.

Gaylynn said...

Very cute bday card. But, which one is the favorite? lol. Happy birthday to your twins. :)

miss.marcedes said...

Loving your card! I'm just starting to get into watercolors, I really love everyone's work but kind of scared to dive in myself.

miss.marcedes said...

Loving your card! I'm just starting to get into watercolors, I really love everyone's work but kind of scared to dive in myself.

Sue D said...

How fun--love the cheery colors.

Katie said...

Very cute! Great card. I need to start on my Easter cards!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jean said...

Such a cute card!

mattia said...

The water colors do look amazing! I love how the colors are bright! What a lovely card! Hope your twins have a great birthday!

ionabunny said...

That is so sweet. Love the embossed panel and the red ribbon. Great colour pops. Hugz

Karen Conner said...

That stamp set is adorable! Love the embossed background!

Leanne said...

Very cute card!

Karen (karey2005) said...

So cute, love birthday chick!!

Denise Bryant said...

Cute card! I love the fun layers and the colors! The embossed layer adds a great texture too!

hallcb said...

I love that little chicky holding the balloons!

Judy said...

Love that little chick on the front. Great card. Thanks for sharing.

SHartl said...

The combination of the that gorgeous embossing folder and the cute little chickie make such an adorable and happy card!

Carol Cox said...

I love to use watercolors! You have better control for shading. A great tip I learned in a workshop is to always leave some white space when you watercolor- like where the light would hit. Gives it more depth instead of coloring something in solid. Your card looks great!

Ruby said...

This is a really cute birthday card. TFS

Lucy C said...

Gosh, I just love all the Unity birdies and chicks! I love the way you used this set, great card!

Julie Odil said...

Love the watercolor look of this, Maria. Very cute!

Beth F. said...

Your card is awesome! I love dry embossing on anything.
Beth
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Becci said...

Wow - twin 9 year olds! So cool!! Great card too!! :)

Terri Burson said...

I kind of went backwards this time and this is my fave so far of your whole week. It's just so cheery!