It's a birthday weekend at our house and I wanted a fun and festive card for a teen ... This is what I came up with, featuring another in my Beautiful Background series:
3. Repeat the process with Fossilized Amber Distress Ink on the top portion of the paper. Remove stencil and let background dry.
4. Die cut Taylored Expressions Birthday Treat Toppers from watercolor paper and using Twisted Citron Distress Ink, watercolor the die cut. Die cut more watercolor paper with Taylored Expressions Build a Tag 2 pieces; watercolor scalloped square with Mermaid Lagoon and heart with Abandoned Coral Distress Inks. (Not shown -- fishtail flag pieces were watercolored with Fossilized Amber):
6. Trim watercolored background and adhere with foam tape to A2 top-fold card made from Neenah 110 lb. Solar White cardstock:
You can easily change up the background stencil shape and/or Distress Ink colors to gear this card more towards a boy or girl birthday. The Taylored Expressions Birthday Treat Toppers die set also provides five other circle die images to change up the tag greeting/image, for a year-round set of birthday cards!