Spring Floral – Thinking of You

Welcome back!  A slew of challenges are due, so here we go…

Sketch: The Paper Players (#580); Tools: TGIF (#357); Colors / Theme / Tools: Tic Tac Toe (#150) and a Recipe from As You See It (#269) to use all of the elements: Die Cuts / Twine / Textured Embossing / Pastel Colors and the sentiment, Thinking of You.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Basic White cardstock.
  • Accent Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Mint Macaron cardstock dry-embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Background Panel: (3½” x 4¾”) Basic White cardstock.
    • Stencil:  A stencil was die-cut with the Flower Market Die from piece of Basic White cardstock.
    • Using a Blending Brush and Copy Paper as a Mask, the Pastel colors were applied.  Colors used: Blushing Bride, So Saffron, Balmy Blue and retired Pink Pirouette and Purple Posy for the Flowers and Soft Sea Foam, Mint Macaron and retired Pistachio Pudding for the Leaves.
    • Once the stenciling was completed, the panel was trimmed to size. The panel was then dry-embossed with the fine linen texture using the retired Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  • Horizontal Cross Strip: (4¼” x 1½”) Vellum.
  • Shape: (2½” x 3½”) Basic White cardstock scrap die-cut with the label shape from the Tasteful Labels Dies set.  The label was colored with Soft Sea Foam ink using a Blending Brush for a very light color and shading on the edge detail.
  • Focal Image – Flower Bouquet: (2½” x 4”) Basic White cardstock scrap.
    • The Floral image from the Blessing of Home stamp set was stamped with Basic Gray ink and then water-colored with the Fine-Tipped Water Painter.  Colors used: Blushing Bride, Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Mint Macaron.
    • Once dry, the Floral image was die-cut with the coordinating die from the Flowers of Home Dies set.
  • Sentiment: (2⅜” x ⅝”) Mint Macaron cardstock scrap.
    • The truncated sentiment, thinking of you, from the Very Versailles stamp set was inked with Versamark ink and heat set with White Embossing Powder.

All of the elements were arranged and adhered to the card base to match the sketch.  The focal image label and sentiment were popped up with Dimensionals and set to the left side.  A White Baker’s Twine Bow was added to Bouquet to finish off the card.

Spring Pastels…Easter around the corner…such a nice time of the year.  Thinking about you…  

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

10 thoughts on “Spring Floral – Thinking of You

  1. So very pretty, Jolanda – love these Spring colors! That water-colored stencil is flat out gorgeous! Such a skillful mix of all the challenges – wow! Thanks so much for playing at As You See It!


  2. all the spring colors are so pretty, Jolanda – and perfect for our challenge this week – so pleased you joined us at TicTacToe! Betty


  3. So impressive, that stenciled background, especially since you made the stencil yourself. I love that embossing folder’s texture in the Mint Macaron! Thanks for cooking up our recipe at As You See It Challenges!


  4. Wow, this is gorgeous! I am quite impressed by your hand-made stencil! It must have taken a while to color in all those flowers, but the effect is beautiful! Thanks for using our Paper Players sketch this week!


  5. Wow! Your DIY stencil is amazing, as is the soft and dreamy result of using it. The vellum is a nice touch too. Thank you for joining us again at As You See It Challenge.


  6. So soft and pretty, Jolanda! That little strip of vellum is a lovely detail, too. Thank you so much for playing along with my sketch this week over at The Paper Players!


  7. Very pretty Jolanda! Great way to create a stencil using your die and I love the softness of the vellum for additional texture too. Great job on all 3 challenges! Thanks for playing along with our recipe challenge over at As You See it this week and over at TicTacToe and The Paper Players too!


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