Saturday, April 13, 2019

A Springy HELLO

Hey, Crafty Friends! 

It's springtime!! Flowers are blooming EVERYWHERE!! Even in my craft room!!

I can't help but LOVE Spring!! What's there not to love? Winter gloom is disappearing and there's nothing I love more than flowers, flowers, everywhere!

I love to pick them, smell them, wear them, and of course, color them!

And today, I colored up a storm and create a floral card that's sure to brighten your day!

Supplies Used
Spring Things (Lynda Kanase)
Spring Phrases (Lynda Kanase)
Sizzix Big Shot
Black Cardstock (Recollections)
Tan Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Mixed Media Paper (Strathmore)
Mega Runner (Xyron)
Black Twine
White Gel Pen (Sakura)
Mixed Media Glue
Acrylic Block
Water Pen
Scissors (EK Success)
Paper Trimmer (Swingline)
MISTI Stamping Tool- *Optional*

I started by cutting my tan toned mixed media paper down to 4"x 5.25".

I used the floral stamp from Lynda Kanase's Spring Phrases and mounted it to a clear acrylic block. I inked the stamp using Colorbox dye ink in Wicked Black to stamp a floral frame along the perimeter of my tan cardstock.

Then, I colored the floral images using my Derwent Inktense Color Pencils and blended out the colors using a water pen.

To make the stamen details pop, I used a Sakura white gel pen to add highlights.

I die cut these gorgeous flowers and leaves from Lynda's Spring Things die set from white mixed media paper. And then shaded them with my Inktense pencils and watercolored each die cut using my water pen.

While the flowers wet still damp and pliable, I creased and molded each flower then set them aside to fully dry.

Once they were dried, I used mixed media glue to layer and attach the flowers together.

Then finished water coloring the center of the flowers and the leaves.
 I die-cut the layered labels from the Spring Things set. Cutting the larger label in black and the smaller one in white.

I used my MISTI stamping tool to stamp the word Hello (from the Spring Phrases set) in Wicked Black ink. I chose to use the MISTI because quite often mess up on my sentiment stamping and this ensures that they always come out perfect.

Then attached my Hello label onto the bigger black one using my Xyron Mega Runner.

I attached my colored card front onto an A2 card base I made from 110 lb black cardstock. And then attached the label to the center.

I created a multi-loop bow from black twine and glued it to the upper left-hand corner of the label. Then glued the three-dimensional die-cut flower onto the center knot of the bow and tucked and glued the leaves and stems behind the flower. 

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!! 

Make sure you visit these gals for even more Spring Thing projects and give them some love!!

And of course,

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Until next time...


  1. I love, love, love this card Mitsyana! The combo of the stamped background and the die cut flowers is really pretty! I need to know more about these pencils...They are opaque on kraft, but you can blend them out with water?! #addingtocart

  2. Hey, girl! Yes, they show up as opaque on craft and black cardstock! They are water soluable pencils... like watercolor pencils on steriods! When you add water it actually turns into an ink and intensifies the color (on white cardstock) but will blend out softer on craft and black cardstocks. I like to color in layers just so I can gain back some of that intense color. Once dried it becomes permanent. They say it can be used on fabric as well but I've never tried. LOL

  3. Beautiful card! Love your background and beautiful coloring! Love!