Purrfect Birthday – Sunny Studio

Posted by on October 23, 2015 in Distress inks, Happy Birthday Cards, Papertrey Ink, Sunny Studios, Tags | 3 comments

I’m back with a really quick and simple technique using some Sunny Studio products. You can see my post here. I used the Furever Friends stamp set and its coordinating dies, which have some really cute cat images.

If you are not confident with colouring images, or like me, was running short on time, then maybe this could be a technique for you to try. Instead of placing the colour onto my images, I created a really vibrant watercolour background with distress inks. I love the contrast.

To get the background to be so vibrant, I added several layers of Distress inks, making sure to heat set between each application. The colours used from the top down were Barn Door, Festive Berries, Ripe Persimmon, a mixture of Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey and Mustard Seed.

SS Purrfect Birthday | Marion Vagg

The black sentiment strip tied the whole project together. I love how it turned out – but my daughter just couldn’t understand why I didn’t colour in the cats!

SS Purfect tag | Marion Vagg


Stamps: Sunny Studio Furever Friends Stamp set

Card: Strathmore watercolour paper, Black card stock

Ink: Versamark ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Distress Ink – Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Barn Door and Wild Honey.

Other Supplies: Sunny Studio Furever Friends die set, PTI Sale Tag #2 die, Cuttlebug, Paintbrush, Hero Arts Embossing Powder – white, Heat gun, Anti-static pillow

Thanks so much for stopping by today,



  1. I love the idea Marion! It looks CAS and perfect for me (a not so confident ‘”colorer” !

  2. Great CAS design Marion!

  3. Beautiful card and tag, Marion! Unique concept and design.

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