This is birthday season for me. I used the "whoosh" from the Stampin' Up! set Star of Light. With spritzing of water, most of the stars in the "whoosh" were blended into the colors. However, I love the effect.
Both flowers were stamped and die cut using card stock rather than watercolor paper. The look was too harsh for me, so I spritzed them also. Then I shaped the flower while still damp. The flowers stayed in perfect shape when dry!
Star of Light
Floral Flourish (Hero Arts)
Floral Flourish Framelits
Stitched Whirl Background