I am on a birthday card making mission this month! My birthday card stash is gone and I need to replenish it.

I pulled out the Happy Birthday stamp set to get started. Then I decided to pull out the Gorgeous Gardenia stamp set because I’m in the mood for watercoloring florals!

I used the smooshing technique with my Color Hive ink pads and my Mister Perfect PhD mister to add water to my inks. This is such a great way to watercolor. You don’t have to have an expensive set of watercolors if you have great dye inks.

I stamped the largest flower image from the Gorgeous Gardenia stamp set in Eclipse Black ink and then again in Clear Ink and I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I created a mask to mask the flower so I could stamp the leaves overlapping the flower. This allows them to look like they are behind the flower.

Once that was done, I used my watered-down Bubblegum ink to give a base color to the flower. I dropped in some Tiptree Jam and English Mustard to add some dark shades and give it a variety of color.

Once that dried, I did the leaves in Palm Tree ink with some English Mustard as well.

I actually created two panels because I accidentally double stamped the leaves. If you watch my video below, you can see how I fixed that mistake!

I masked my leaves and flower after the ink all dried and stenciled a background with Blue Moon ink. I added some splatter and some Bubblegum cardstock to finish the card.

The sentiment is heat embossed in white on black from the Happy Birthday sentiment set. I also added Yellowstone Crown Jewel Gems.

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