Spring Pretty Floral– Birthday Thoughts

Welcome back!  Happy Wednesday. 

Playing with Just Us Girls (#675) and choosing the Flowers and the Colors from the Mood Board.  Keeping my design CAS (clean and simple), I chose the sketch from CAS Colours & Sketches (#509) and opted for the Flower/ Spring themes for Crafter’s Café (#296), CAS on Friday (#255) and Retro Rubber (#204).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (7” x 6” scored at 3½”) Watercolor Paper – Cold Press 140lb from my stash (smooth side).
    • The sentiment, Happy Birthday, from the retired Flowing Flowers stamp set (circa 2022) was stamped with Stazon Black ink.
  • Focal Panel: (3” x 3”) Watercolor Paper (texture side)
    • The Floral image from the retired Best Thoughts stamp set (circa 2015) was also stamped with Stazon Black ink.
    • The Flower was water-colored with the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush with retired Regal Rose and soon to be retired Pear Pizzazz inks.  The color was picked up from a block that had been pressed into the ink pad.
    • A bit of shading was added with the retired Light Soft Sky Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker.

And that is it!

A lovely painted image and a simple sentiment.  Completely clean and simple.

Thank you 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.

6 thoughts on “Spring Pretty Floral– Birthday Thoughts

  1. Jolanda, This is as pretty as can be.! I totally love that you kept this layout CAS as it doesn’t take anything away from your gorgeous watercolored florals. Awesome card! Thanks for joining us over at Just Us Girls.

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  2. Simple and perfect, as usual! Love this flower set, and that great sentiment font. Beautiful coloring, Jolanda! I have to get out my watercolor paper more often, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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  3. Jolanda your watercoloured bloom is just beautiful and perfect for both challenges. Thanks for sharing with us over at CAS Colours & Sketches this week!

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  4. Beautiful card as always, Jolanda! I love your watercoloring and that doodled sentiment is just perfect with the pretty floral image! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&S!

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