Helping Me Grow – Friend

Still catching up…always takes some time to get back into the groove when you take a break.

Several Challenges: Just Add Ink (#651) for the color and floral inspiration; Retro Rubber (#206) for the choices; Happy Little StampersStencils and Watercolor; The Flower Challenge (#80) as I opted for Flowers instead of Teacups; and Krafty Chicks (#662), a new one for me.

Bringing it all together, I chose the share only Facebook Case-ing Tuesday (#406) sketch.

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Bubble Bath cardstock.
    • The word, Friend, from the retired Helping Me Grow stamp set (circa 2016) was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder in the lower right corner.
  • Stenciled Background Panels: (4¼” x 5½”) Basic White cardstock.
    • Using a Blending Brush, Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather and Moody Mauve inks, along with the Floral patterned Artistic Mix Decorative Mask, a panel was created.
    • The panel was cut horizontally at (2½”) and the larger piece was adhered diagonally across the bottom portion of the card and the other piece was adhered to the top portion.
  • Focal Image – Flowers: Basic White cardstock.
    • The Floral image from the same stamp set was stamped with Smoky Slate ink and water-colored with Bubble Bath, Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Moody Mauve and retired Pear Pizzazz inks using the Fine-Tipped Water Painter Brush.  Ink was picked up off a block that had been pressed into the ink pads.
    • Once dry, the Flowers were fussy cut with Paper Snips.

The Flowers were adhered to the card with Dimensionals and the Stems were tied together with a bit of retired Old Olive Linen Thread.

A pretty pastel pink floral card for a special friend.

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 “Helping Me Grow – Friend

  1. Wow, another beauty, Jolanda, and I remember that set, lol. Looks perfect with these gorgeous stems, and that delicate stencil – I so love purple, lol. Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

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  2. This is gorgeous Jolanda! I love how striking the stenciled panels are featured across the card. And your delicate stems make for a beautiful contrast. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

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  3. Great use of the sketch for this pretty stenciled card – Thanks for joining in at HLS Stencil Challenge


  4. Absolutely beautiful, love how you did the flowers and the soft pastel colours. Thank you for joining us at The Flower Challenge DT Aileen

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