Rock Star Birthday

a muse studio

Today my son turned 14!!  Eeck…I actually sat down yesterday to make him a special birthday card.   This card probably means more to me than him but what I may tell him tonight is that the blue in this card is from a bottle of liquid watercolors that I had bought back in the days when:   1) they loved me (ha ha) and 2) loved to do things with me.  He was just 2 and my daughter 4 but we’d paint and draw and just create.  They’d call me “Ms Honeybear” and I was their pretend teacher – what they didn’t realize is that they were actually learning!  🙂  I’d put these concentrated, liquid watercolors in spray bottles and they could squirt them on paper – definately an outside project!  I almost gave them away this year and so glad I didn’t because they are perfect with this emboss resist technique.

For this card, I clear embossed on watercolor paper and then just dipped my paintbrush into the blue watercolor, one time.  That’s how deep the colors are.  I worked it around the paper and wet the brush to fill in any blank areas.  Once it dried, I found it looked best with a vanilla cardstock.  I did the same thing with the arrow.  Both images are from the Rock Star set from a•muse studio.  Lastly I just punched out the smallest star from my a•s star dies and finished it off with a button.

Thanks for putting up with my long, drawn out trip down memory lane!  Now I have to get ready for the ladies coming over this morning for my Under the Big Top card class.  We’re having popcorn and peanuts!!

3 responses to “Rock Star Birthday

  1. What a great card for a teenage son.

  2. Fabulous card Chris! They do grow up sooo fast don’t they!

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