Fable Friends – Happy Spring

Enjoying a lovely Spring morning in the Studio.  As mentioned, March seems to be the month for Spring themes and color challenges.  I’m game, let’s play!

Sketch / Technique: Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#544), Color: Just Add Ink (#593), Tools: Can You Handle the Pressure (#2) and Technique: Happy Little Stampers – Watercolor (March).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Daffodil Delight cardstock.
  • Card Front: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock dry-embossed with the retired Quilt Top Embossing Folder.
  • Flag: (1½” x 4⅜”) Daffodil Delight piece of patterned paper from the retired Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper pack.
  • Focal Image – Squirrel: (2⅜”) Basic White Thick cardstock.
    • The little Sailor Squirrel image from the retired Fable Friends stamp set was stamped with Stazon Black ink.
    • Using the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush, the image was water-colored using the direct from Ink Pad lid method.
    • Sailor Suit: Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight inks, Flower: Polished Pink and Daffodil Delight inks, Flower Stem: Mint Macaron ink and Squirrel: Crumb Cake ink.
    • Once the image was dry it was die-cut with the (2⅜”) circle die from the retired Stitched Shapes Dies set.
  • Sentiment: (1⅜”) Daffodil Delight cardstock scrap.  The sentiment, Happy Spring, from the same stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then die-cut with the (1⅜”) circle die from the same Dies set.

All of the elements were adhered to the card base to match the sketch.  Such a sweet fresh card to welcome Spring!

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

Need a card? Ask me and I can create one for you.  Want the supplies to create your own, let me know and I can help you with that too!

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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.

9 thoughts on “Fable Friends – Happy Spring

  1. Jolanda, what a pretty card! Love the embossed background, bright yellow elements, and the cute water colored squirrel! Thank you for sharing your card with us at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday, and giving us a breath of spring!!! -Donna


  2. Beautifully painted image and I love the yellow gingham for a fresh look of spring. Great use of the sketch. Thank you for sharing at TSOT.


  3. What a lovely bright card that sure to cheer up anyone! Great texture on this too. Thanks for sharing this over at TSOT.


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