Winter Woods for Spring

Who’s in the spring mood.  Every day I sit in my office and look out my window at my neighborhood.  Right now, it looks green and brown with the trees just beginning to bud.  I used that to inspire my card for today.

I have a video today too, sharing how I made this card, specifically the background.  It’s a fun technique I hope you will give a try.


  • Very Vanilla thick cardstock 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
  • Perrenial Essence Designer Series Paper from the annual catalog  4 x 5-1/4
  • Very Vanilla 4-3/4 x 3-1/2
  • Very Vanilla 3/4 x 4
  • Soft Sea Foam 1 x 4

The sponge daubers and holder I use are from Amazon.  I don’t have an affiliation with them for this product, I just like it and find it a great way to store all my daubers.  I use a label maker to identify which dauber is which and created a grid paper by hand to go in the lid.  Click on the image for a link to the product.  $19.96 for 40 daubers and the case with Prime shipping.

Thank you for visiting today.  I always appreciate your comments and answer all questions as soon as possible.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping

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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. Such a calming card. Love it!

  2. Such a lovely soft card! Enjoyed learning new techniques. Can’t wait to try to make the bow! Thanks much!

    • Thank you Vicky. Once I learned that bow I’ve been making them all the time. So easy to do and look so cute.

  3. Love, love this card- gives me some ideas for my order!!

  4. Such a beautiful card! I love the softness and warmth❤️ Happy Easter!

  5. Very beautiful, and I love the background.

  6. Merilynn m Bergstresser

    this is a beautiful card! thanks for all the tips- on the multi loop bow, dawber holder and of course the beautiful green background.

  7. Love your card and your video is well done! Thank you!

  8. Thank you for the video and showing us that watercolor like technique!
    I love that card!

  9. Great card. I loved the way you created the background with ink. I haven’t seen that before. So much fun to learn new things. I also noticed you had magnetic plexiglass pieces that you used to position you paper for stamping. Where did you get those? That seems like a really cool idea. How do they work, well?

    • Hi Susan, Thanks for your comments. This is such an easy technique to use and can be done with so many color combinations.
      The acrylic pieces I have in my stamparatus are actually from MISTI, a competitor product to the Stamparatus. They are called MISTI creative corners and they do work great to pull the paper away from the corner where the Stamparatus doesn’t stamp well. I just leave the one corner piece in there all the time. Here is the link.

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