Make A Wish


Hi readers! Happy Saturday! Today I’m pleased to bring you some trendy (watercolor) inspiration with that sweet Lawn Fawn touch by the awesome and super talented Chari Moss!



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.


Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Chari for being our guest!

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  1. Very sweet, vibrant color and easy to make, my favorite kind of project. I love lawn fawn designs, I just picked up beep boop and can’t wait to play with it:)

  2. Adorable card! Love the watercolor technique! I would also like to thank you for showing the products list at the end of each post – this is very helpful and much appreciated!

  3. What a great card! I just love the watercolor background. I just purchased some awesome inktense pencils and watercolor paper and am looking forward to finally trying this technique myself.

  4. Great idea to use the mist instead of straight water. Another new techique from SSS for me this week. Brilliant!

  5. Love the contrast between the clean lines of your card and the organic structure of the colors in your background.

  6. I struggle with watercolor too – I’m way to OCD. Your card is lovely – maybe i’ll give it a go.

  7. Such pretty colors! I especially like the pearl mist you added. Clever way to use a word bubble too.

  8. I made a wish that I’d win something from one of these posts – but so far nothing has happened. guess I’m not wishing on the right star.

  9. Totally gorgeous card! Love the watercoloured panel and I hope to be attempting something similar soon – TY for the inspiration! Karen xx

  10. One of my favorite companies for sure! Every card is a winner. Thanks for the inspiration (and the candy)

  11. Always love Chari’s projects. Love how her watercolor turned out! Lawn Fawn stamps are so darn cute!

  12. Never would have thought to make a black birthday cake but love the way it pops on this background! Will definitely have to give this look a try.

  13. I just want to say how much inspiration means to a crafter. I needed to see this card, and the wonderful colours. It inspired me, when I needed inspiration!

  14. This card is a great example of why I like Lawn Fawn so much; it’s because people like you can create beautiful things with them! (:

  15. Love your pretty watercolor card! That cake looks great with the bright colors that you chose. Perfect choice in matting too. Wonderful card and thanks for sharing!

  16. BEAUTIFUL card Chari!!!
    LOVE the watercolour background, WOW, the mist of Perfect Pearls looks great, I will definitely have to try it => THANK YOU for sharing your CUTE CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

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