Wonderful Watercolor Wings

I hope your weekend went well.  They always go fast, that’s for sure.  We had a beautiful weekend and today was a taste of spring for sure and this card reflects my anticipation of spring.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-02-28-1637)

I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week.

FMS Final 225-001

Again, I am almost embarrassed to say that I have had the Watercolor Wings stamp set for a good long while and this is the first time I’ve used it.  I think I was a little intimidated by it.  Well that’s no longer the case.  This set is fantastic and the color combinations are endless.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-02-28-1638)

This is a multi-step stamp.  The colors I used are Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral and Watermelon Wonder.  I cannot take credit for coming up with this color combination.  I watched a You Tube Video by Patty Bennett where she presented many beautiful color combinations for this set and this was one of them. You can see that video here.  The banner, from the Number of Years stamp set is stamped in Versa-Mark and embossed in white embossing powder.  This banner has a coordinating die in the Large Numbers Framelits.  The stamp set and framelits are available as a bundle for a 15% discount…bundles are wonderful.  The sentiment is from a retired set, Express Yourself.  I usually hang on to the retired sentiment sets.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-02-28-1637)   Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-02-28-1638)

The inside sentiment is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and the DSP is a pattern from Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper.  I used a retired piece of DSP for the envelope flap. Lining the envelopes is a great opportunity to use up retired paper.  I know that I am somewhat hesitant about using the new patterns just for envelopes and the retired paper still coordinates beautifully.

I have listed all the colors and supplies used on this project below.  Mostly everything, except the retired items are available in my online shop.

Thank you for looking in today and I hope this project reminded you of the warmer days of spring ahead.



Stamps:  Watercolor Wings (139424), Butterfly Basics (137154), Number of Years (140653), Express Yourself (retired)

Inks:  Blushing Brode (131172), Calypso Coral (126983), Watermelon Wonder (138323), Basic Black Archival (140931)

Paper:  Blushing Bride (131198), Pool Party (122924), Watermelon Wonder (138334), Whisper White Thick (140272), Birthday Bouquet (140557), Subtles DSP (retired), White Vellum (101856), Whisper White Envelope (107301)

Embellishments:  Doilies (129399), White Embossing Powder (109132)

Tools:  Bold Butterfly Framelits (138135), Large Number Framelits (140622), Envelope Liner Framelits (132172), Heat Tool (129053), Big Shot (113439), Trimmer (126889


  1. Absolutely a beautiful card and great take on the sketch.

  2. Incredibly beautiful card! When I first got the butterfly stamp, I made dozens of them… So lovely! I will have to pull out a few, and make some cards with the Birthday Bouquet paper. Such a delight… Thanks for sharing!

  3. this is so beautiful….love the dsp……so springing…..

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