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It’s time for the April 2019 ICS Blog Hop! This month’s theme is It’s a Spring Thing!!! For my project I made a thank you card (we need these all year round) using the Floral Statements stamp set, and I watercolored it in Spring time colors.

Be sure to hop around to all the stops to see all the great Spring projects from this talented group of stampers!


Here’s what I made:

Thank you watercolor card made by Candy Ford using the Floral Statements stamp set and Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy

Thank you watercolor card made by Candy Ford using the Floral Statements stamp set and Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! #stampcandy


Here’s what I did:

Cut and scored with my Stampin’ Trimmer:

  • Daffodil Delight card stock (CS) cut to 4-1/4″ x 11″, then scored in half at 5-1/2″
  • Whisper White CS cut to 4″ x 5-1/4″ for the inside of the card base

Stamped with the Floral Statements stamp set:

  • THANKS image in Stazon jet black ink onto a piece of Shimmery White CS

Die cut using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits:

  • stamped image
  • Basic Black CS layer
  • Pear Pizzazz CS layer

Colored using an Aqua Painter:

  • flowers in Daffodil Delight ink
  • leaves and stems in Pear Pizzazz Ink
  • NOTE: I use a Clear Acrylic Block as my pallette. I either daub on some ink from an ink pad, or put on a drop or two from an ink refill. When I’m done, the ink rinses right off with cold water.

Assembled the card:

  • burnished the fold in the card base with a Bone Folder
  • die cut Pear Pizzazz CS layer glued onto the front of the card base
  • die cut Basic Black CS layer glued onto the Pear Pizzazz layer
  • stamped and watercolored layer glued onto the Basic Black layer 
  • 3 sequins glued onto the top layer
  • Whisper White CS glued onto the inside of the card base


Here’s the hop:

Click the Next button to hop on to the next stop and see what Anastasia Radloff of stampinblondie.com has made:

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Here are today’s colors:

You can click on each one to see all the products that come in that color! 


Here’s what I used:

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Price: $110.00


Preorder the Vibrant Vases Online Class by April 10:

  • Make 6 gorgeous cards at home in your PJs!
  • 2 each of 3 designs
  • perfect for assorted occasions including love, celebration, and thanks
  • You’ll receive all you need to make the cards, including the stamp set, punch, and the precut/prescored card kits.
  • Limited spots available

Click on the image below for details and class options:

Vibrant Vases Online Card Class by Candy Ford #stampcandy

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