90th Birthday Card with Watercoloring with Viviva Color Sheets

I wanted to make a 90th birthday card for a close friend’s mother and started with a Stampendous stamp called The Peony Spray. I used a sentiment from Amuse Studios Birthday Greetings set as well as and old Stampin Up set called Favorite Thoughts . I bought Viviva Color Sheets through a video of Lindsay the FrugalCrafter’s video where she shows them. Here’s the link to her video where she shows how you can get them. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/THANK-YOU-ARE-WEIRD-AND-I-LOVE-IT-Scrapbook-DIY-photo-cards-account-rubber-stamp-clear/32828005989.html?spm=a2g0s.9042311.0.0.j36lLs
I used clear Ranger embossing powder and Versamark ink to stamp and emboss my peony sentiments on a 4 3/4″ x 6 3/4″ white Recollections heavyweight card stock and put the peony in one corner then heat set it, then turned the card stock around and stamped the peony in the reverse corner. I decided to start with Niji pearl watercolors and colored my peony, but decided it didn’t have enough color or definition, so got out the Viviva sheets and darkened my images and liked it much better. Unfortunately, the dark peony made the white background too stark, so I felt the need to color it as well and used one of the blue pearlized inks for the background. I used my Creative Memory corner rounder and rounded all of my corners of the peony. I ran the word happy through the die cutting machine several times and then ran them through the Xyron to create stickers. I laid them on top of each other and used my pokey tool to poke out any sticky goo that is left inside the word. I layered four sets of the word Happy. I thought the word happy needed some pearlization, so took my LA Colors eye shadow in pink and a paint brush and colored the happy with it. I used chipboard numbers, “90” and colored it with the Viviva colors and then ran it through the Xyron and then laid it on my card below the word Happy. I added foam tape to the back and some foam squares that I bought at the Dollar Tree in the automotive section. I love the squares but hated the foam tape and am thrilled it’s finally gone. I rounded the corners of the card base that is a 5 x 7″ base and then added some Stickles to the outside and inside of the card in Magenta. The Stickles take a long time to dry, so make sure you put the card somewhere out of the way while it is drying
On the envelope, I used large dogwood and Hollyhock vine peg stamps from http://www.pegstamps.com to decorate it with Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo ink. I used Memento Dew Drops Bamboo Leaves to stamp my vines. I also used Rose Red Ink from Stampin’ Up with a smaller flower peg stamp and stamped both flowers and vines on the front of the envelope. I took the Stickles in the Magenta color and used it to color in the centers of the flowers on the envelope..

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