Watercolor Wonder for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 185

Happy Dec 28,  Today’s post is a totally spring card.  We just officially arrived into Winter and I’m already wishing for Spring.  A spring like card helps a little bit and Nichole Watt’s cute sketch challenge provided the perfect inspiration.




About my card
1. I chose to move the Artisan Label punch to the top so I could use it as part of my sentiment placement on the inside as well.  I punched the same Artisan Label punch through all the layers of DSP and Cardstock so it could show through from the inside.  The Label Love stamp set provided the background for the stamp and coordinates perfectly with the Artisan Label punch.


2. Sneak peek of some new stuff.  The DSP I used is from a new paper collection called Watercolor Wonder in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue available to order Jan 3.  This paper coordinates with the new stamp set Happy Watercolor.

3.  I figure you can’t have a stamp set called Happy Watercolor without watercoloring, right?  So I watercolored the flowers on the front.  With watercolor, unlike paint, you always start with the lightest color first and then darken as you go.  The Aqua Painter is my favorite tool to use.  I just touch it to my stamp pad to pick up the right amount of color.  And what spring card is complete without a coordinating envelope.  I used the Envelope Liners Framelits, carrying over from the Holiday Catalog, yay!! That means they are still available after Dec 31.


Thanks for stopping by today.  Winter wishes for a speedy return to spring, even if it is just in our craft rooms.


What I used
Stamps: Happy Watercolor, Label Love, Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Watercolor Wonder DSP (avail Jan 3) Whisper White, Accessories: Artisan Label punch, Aqua Painter, dimensionals. 


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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Lynn, what a clever idea to pop through the sentiment! Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

  2. Lynn, I really love your interpretation of this sketch – and the popped out sentiment is wonderful. You really showcase this new paper wonderfully. Thanks for playing along with the Pals Paper Arts this week! Brian

  3. Lynn your card is adorable… I love the popped out sentiment and the entire inside of your card… very clever! By the way, we both used the same paper (exact one from the DSP) and stamp set for this challenge! Yet, our cards look so different. Your’s is so nice.

  4. P.S. Your watercoloring is amazing!

  5. I have not played along with the Paper Players challenges…but I sure do follow you all. This card is outstanding! I too, am in love with so many of the new DSP’s, and this one and the Sorbet are on the top of my list. Your water coloring is great and I love how you used the punch the way you did. Very clever! I’m actually teaching water coloring at my January stamp camp and with your permission, I will print this out with your blog information as a hand out so they can see other ways to do it. I hope that’s ok; I always like to share good blog posts with my customers. Thanks and great job! Happy New Year!

  6. Beautiful water coloring and the DSP is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

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