Bountiful Birthday!

Hi friends!

Happy Fall!

I love this time of year 
with all the wonderful colors and scents and freshness to the season!
It's all still VERY green here as it will be all year
but a girl can dream!

My card is for Splitcoaststampers Watercolor Wednesday 
and we're up to the 17 in the series!
This week's theme is watercolor imprints
and this is easy to do with a stencil.

For my card's background, 
I've used the randomness stencil from Picket Fence Studios.
I started with Canson #140 watercolor paper and my Kuretake Gansai pans.
The flora is die cut papers using Honey Cuts from Honey Bee Stamps
and I added a sentiment from one of my My Favorite Things stamp sets.

After watercoloring the stencil, I set it onto the watercolor paper 
and put a book on top to press the color into the paper.
After about 30 minutes or so, I let it dry  naturally the rest of the way
and then put the card together pretty easily!

For the final touch, I used some gold watercolor paint and
used my paintbrush to splatter bright pops of gold color onto the background.

And that's it from me!

Thanks for stopping by :)
Big hugs, bigger blessings!

Card entered for consideration to:
Funkie Junkie - Create your own background
The Card Concept - inspiration photo (leaves!)
Mod Squad Challenge - Autumn Foliage


  1. Beautiful designed creation, amazing colours too..♥

  2. What a beautiful card with these rich autumn colors, Kelly!! I love the splattered gold!! Such a perfect touch!!

  3. Loving the rich Fall colors, Kelly! Fun Fall birthday card!

  4. Kelly, I love the fall colors on this creative beauty!

  5. Really pretty with the shine of the gold paints. Very fall like!

  6. Fabulous water-coloured background, Kelly! Love how the leaves stack over it! A really striking autumnal card!

  7. The background is amazing Kelly. Love the colours and design.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog re: nose problem. I still have the problem and had a scan a few weeks ago. I am having a blood test in 2 weeks and then an MRI scan. I will then have to go to see a professor in the smell and taste in the hospital. So I will let you know if anything comes from that. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  8. WOW - fabulous background and a wonderful card!
    Stay safe

  9. Absolutely beautiful Autumnal card Kelly, lovely design and gorgeous colours, Kate x

  10. Gorgeous fall color on your card! And that splashy background is the perfect backdrop to that beautiful fall foliage! Thank you for playing along in our Staying in the Background challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog!

  11. Wonderful colours and background Kelly and I love the leaves, gorgeous card and design.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. Kelly, thank you for joining us at The Rainbow Card Challenge. I LOVE YOUR CARD!!! I never thought of coloring the stencil!!! I will certainly have to try that. I have a stencil that I love but I thought I could only use it to fill in the spaces... now you tell me I can color the lines and have a totally different look... WOW!!!
    Hope to see you in our challenge next month.
    Elena DT

  13. Kelly, it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at TRCC, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
    Em, DT

  14. Gorgeous card. The background looks amazing. And I love the die cut leaves. Great to see you in the Rainbow Card Challenge gallery. Hope you will join us again this month. Nandini, DT

  15. Great card! I love the background with the splatters. The die cut leaves are a nice contrast to the watercolor. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Card Challenge.

    sue n.

  16. This is a gorgeous card! I love the die cuts and the gold on that very cool background. Thank you for explaining how you made the background-I need to try that! :) Thank you so much for joining us at the Rainbow Card Challenge! Hugs! Katy DT :)

  17. Gorgeous card! Thank you for participating in The Rainbow Card Challenge!

    Thank you,
    Mary Ellen, The Rainbow Card Challenge DT

  18. Kelly that background is stunning! The colours blend so beautifully and work perfectly with the leaves on top.Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique x