I really like watercolors but sometimes struggle with the flowing freedom watercolors bring. I feel that I am a rather structured designer most of the time so letting things go is hard. However I do like playing with them and getting out of that comfort zone.
For this card I decided to use them for my background creating big blocks of color flicked with perfect pearl mist. I think it made a nice flowing colored base to place the more crisp graphic images over top. I embossed the cake and sentiment in black so they would pop against the background. I used some colored gel pens to accent the candles on the cake and draw a border around the my watercolor paper. I chose to finish it by matting everything on a black card base creating a nice black frame that ties in with the embossed images.
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