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Creating a Watercolored Birthday Card with Pajama Crafter Stamps

Updated: Apr 14

Hey there, fellow crafters! Today, I'm super excited to share some fun and helpful tips for creating a watercolored birthday card using Pajama Crafter Stamps' adorable The Flippin' Best Stamp Set. And guess what? We'll be diving into the colorful world of Tombow Dual Brush Markers to bring our designs to life! So grab your crafting supplies and let's get started on this creative journey together.


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Tips for Creating a Watercolored Birthday Card with Pajama Crafter Stamps:


Watercoloring birthday cards is one of my absolute favorite things to do. There's just something so magical about watching the colors blend and flow across the paper, creating beautiful, one-of-a-kind designs. And when you add in the whimsical charm of Pajama Crafter Stamps, well, it's a match made in crafting heaven!


(Wondering what I used in this video/project? Everything is linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post, or in the text below. Compensated affiliate links used when possible).


Gathering Your Supplies:

Before we dive into the fun stuff, let's make sure we have everything we need. Besides the obvious—the Pajama Crafter Stamps' Flippin' Best Stamp Set and Tombow Dual Brush Markers—you'll also want some Bristol Cardstock, a water brush or fine paintbrush. Trust me, having quality materials makes all the difference in your final masterpiece.

Flippin' Best Clean & Simple Birthday Card by Rick Adkins

Preparing Your Workspace:

Now, let's talk about setting the stage for creativity. I don't know about you, but I always find it easier to get into the crafting groove when my workspace is clean and organized. Plus, it helps minimize any potential messes, especially when we're dealing with watercolors. So take a few moments to tidy up your crafting area and create a comfortable space where you can let your creativity flow.


Stamp Placement and Design Planning:

Choosing which stamps to use and how to arrange them on your card is where the fun really begins. Personally, I like to play around with different arrangements until I find one that speaks to me. Maybe it's a playful scene with critters and balloons (like today's card), or perhaps it's a more elegant design with floral elements. Don't be afraid to experiment and let your imagination run wild!


Flippin' Best Clean & Simple Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Over Head View

Watercolor Techniques with Tombow Dual Brush Markers:

Ah, the moment we've all been waiting for—time to break out those Tombow Dual Brush Markers! These little beauties are perfect for watercoloring, thanks to their vibrant colors and flexible brush tips. Whether you're a watercoloring pro or just starting out, you'll love experimenting with techniques like wet-on-wet blending and layering colors to create depth and dimension.


Flippin' Best Clean & Simple Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Front View

Adding Details and Embellishments:

Once you've finished watercoloring your main design, it's time to add those extra special touches that really make your card pop. Like adding a sky background to a masked off large circle to set the scene of your card designs. Maybe you want to add some hand-drawn doodles or stamp a sentiment to convey your birthday wishes. And don't forget about embellishments like a few Boyfriend Blue Rhinestones—they're the perfect finishing touch!


Flippin' Best Clean & Simple Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Flat Lay

Finishing Touches and Presentation:

With your card design complete, it's time to put the finishing touches on your masterpiece. Trim any excess paper, mat your design if you'd like, and then adhere everything together to create your final card. And don't forget about presentation—whether you're mailing your card or hand-delivering it, a beautifully packaged card is sure to bring a smile to the recipient's face.


Flippin' Best Clean & Simple Birthday Card by Rick Adkins Side View

I hope you've enjoyed these tips and tricks for creating a watercolored birthday card with Pajama Crafter Stamps and Tombow Dual Brush Markers. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun and let your creativity shine! If you have any questions or want to share your own card-making adventures, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy crafting, friends!


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Materials Used:

Here you will find the list of supplies that I used to create today's card. All supplies are linked to supply sources below. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.

Happy Stampin'

Rick Adkins














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