Overflowing with Flowers

I’ve been on a flower kick lately….maybe it’s because the Christmas holidays are over and it’s been a dreary, rainy start to January in Virginia Beach and I’m longing for some sunny weather.  Despite the rain, the temperatures have been almost spring-like….in the 60’s and it even hit 71 degrees a day or two ago.  So all that has me thinking that some spring flowers should be blooming soon.


I used the Lovely Lattice stamp set again…..this is one of the stamp sets that you can get for FREE during Stampin’ Up’s Sale-A-Bration event that is happening NOW and goes all the way to March 31st!  You can see my previous post Pretty in Pink HERE..  But this time I decided to use different colors for the flowers, so I chose blue and purple.  I “water colored” this using my Aqua Painter.  It’s super simple to use…just fill it with water and you’re good to go.


To get the ink onto the brush, just give your ink pad a little squeeze before you open it up.  When you open it, you’ll see a “splotch” of ink on the inside of the lid.  This is what you will dip your “brush” into to get the ink onto your paper.


Use the Stazon Jet Black ink when stamping the image that you will be watercoloring. And don’t forget to use watercolor paper!  The regular Whisper White cardstock is NOT made for watercoloring when you are doing lots of color as it will be water-logged and will buckle and can shred when soaked with water…then you’d just have a soggy mess.

BUT…there is an exception to that.  If you stamp with the regular classic ink pad like this one.


Stamp your image with the ink….and then before it dries, take your Aqua Painter and carefully just go over where you have ink and it will give your image a little color.  That is what I did to make this flower on the inside of the card blue!


And then I carefully…just using the tip of the brush…dabbed a little color onto the leaves. I did a little decorating on the envelope so it would be pretty too!  See it peeking out from behind the card?


If you’d like to make this card, this is what you’ll need.

  • Night of Navy Cardstock – Cut 4 1/4” x 11”; scored at 5 1/2”
  • Whisper White Cardstock – Cut 4” x 5 1/4”
  • Background layer – Cut3 3/4” x 5”  (the paper I used is not Stampin’ Up),
  • Watercolor Paper (for stamped image) (I fussy-cut this out)
  • Lovely Lattice Stamp Set
  • Wishing You Well Stamp Set (for sentiment)
  • Ink: Stazon Black, Night of Navy, Gorgous Grape and Old Olive
  • Ribbon
  • Snail Adhesive, Mini Glue Dots (for bow) and Stampin’ Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!

The new Occasions Catalog is out….and Sale-A-Bration has begun! Lots of new stamp sets and papers, ribbons….so much goodness packed into this catalog. And Sale-A-Bration means that for every $50 you spend, you can get FREE stuff!!  The Sale-A-Bration catalog has stamp sets, ribbons, papers, embellishments, card kits, and even Framelit Dies!

AND IF YOU WANT TO SAVE EVEN MORE…..purchase one of two Starter Bundles!

  • Starter Bundle #1 – Pay $99 and get $175 worth of products – that’s $76 worth FREE! Plus FREE SHIPPING! (at least a $10 value)
  • Starter Bundle #2  – Pay $129 and get everything in Option #1 ($175 worth of products + FREE shipping) and get a Craft & Cary Tote ($50 value for only $30!) 


ARE YOU READY TO SHOP?  If you need supplies – paper, inks, ribbons, stamp sets and more…..or would like to join as a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, then please click below and it will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up online store.  I would love to be your Demonstrator and help you to create!  Just choose me as your demonstrator when prompted.  Not sure how to start?  Contact me and I’ll help you choose the right products for the cards or projects you’d like to make and even place your order for you!  And don’t forget to use the HOST CODE: WM9D7EFU when checking out if your order is less than $150 and I will send you a small thank-you gift!  If your order is over $150, do NOT use the host code as you will get your own stampin’ rewards (minimum of $15).


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