Happiness Abounds – Pretty Posies

Welcome back!  Hope you are having a lovely week.  We have some weekend plans, so I am trying to get a few more challenges completed.

Sketch – Try Stampin’ on Tuesdays (#567) and Colors – Creative Color (#49).

Technique – Happy Little Stampers Watercolor (August) and as the card also checks the boxes, The Flowers Challenge (#71).

Here is the result: 



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Early Espresso cardstock.
  • Background Panel: (4⅛” x 5⅜”) Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.                
    • Using the Wide-Tipped Water Painter Brush, a wash of Poppy Parade ink was applied and allowed to dry.
    • The sentiment, Life is better with a friend like you, from the Peaceful Moments stamp set was stamped at the bottom with Early Espresso ink.
  • Nine Shapes – Circles & Diamonds.
    • Circles: (3” x 5”) Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.
    • Also using the Wide-Tipped Water Painter Brush, a wash of Balmy Blue ink was applied and allowed to dry.
    • The Three Posy Bunch image from the Happiness Abounds stamp set was stamped on to the panel five times with Timber Brown Stazon ink pad.  I chose this color to match Early Espresso and because it is waterproof.
    • The Posies were then water colored with the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush with Poppy Parade for the Petals and Garden Green for the Leaves.
    • The Posies were then punched out with the (1¼”) Circle Punch.
    • Diamonds: Early Espresso cardstock scraps.
    • Four Cross Hatch Diamonds were die-cut with that shaped die from the All That Dies set.
    • The Nine shapes were arranged and adhered to the card front to resemble to sketch.

Pretty Posies to celebrate a wonderful friendship.

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.

8 thoughts on “Happiness Abounds – Pretty Posies

  1. Jolanda, what a great friendship card with lots of impact! Your choice of graphic and floral patterns using our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch is REALLY effective… and you included the optional plant theme, too!! Thank you for sharing your card and creativity with us at TSOT!!! -Donna

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  2. I am always in awe of how you manage to fuse so many Challenges into one design and this card is fabulous! Thanks for joining in with Creative Colour Challenges this week xx

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  3. What a classy card. Love the die cuts and the fun floral images and how you made all of it work on our sketch. Thank you for joining us for this challenge at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday and look forward to seeing you again soon!
    Anna, TSOT Design Team

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