Easter Flowers…

Today’s post is the opposite technique that I used on Monday to make this card…

So today I’ll show you how to spritz your inked stamp before stamping the water color paper for an entirely different look and you can decide which you like better…

Here’s the same stamp set using the opposite stamping technique (and different colors, of course)

a close up…

a little peek inside…

So what do you think?  This one is certainly crisper looking but still not fussy and exact.  Where the first one looks sort of dreamy to me.

Here’s the Stuff ‘N Digits for you…


  • Paper:  Thick Whisper White and Soft Sky Cardstock, plus water color paper
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Calypso Coral, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizazz
  • Stamps:  Penned & Painted, Suite Sentiments
  • Tools ‘N Embellishments:  Window Sheet, water spritzer, journaling or micron pen


  • The Whisper White base card is 4-1/4″ x 11″, scored, folded and burnished at 5-1/2″
  • The Soft Sky layer is 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ attached with SNAIL
  • The Water color layer is 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Using the solid stamp for each flower and leaf, ink up each stamp and spritz with water before stamping.  Stamp shading stamp for each flower and leaves.  Add outline stamp with Archival Basic Black.
  • Add sentiment with Archival Basic Black.
  • Cut your window sheet 3-3/4″ x 5″, place a small amount of SNAIL in center and take most of the sticky off with your fingers then place centered on this top layer.
  • With your journaling pen or micron pen draw a border on the card front skipping where the art interrupts the line.

Do you like this technique better?  Give them both a try and see the difference.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

like today.

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!




  1. Both cards are very pretty, Billie. If I had to choose my favorite, it would be today’s card with the crisper lines and brighter colors.It’s a very interesting technique to stamp the black outline last, but thanks to all your helpful instructions it may be doable for me to CASE.

    With your daughter’s visit, I hope you had this card waiting to be posted, so you could spend your time with Kelly. Enjoy every minute!

    • I’d love to see what you create HJ. Both techniques (even though opposite) are lots of fun. Yes, I have done extra posting to cover the time Kelly is here. Good thing too ’cause we’ve been running every since she got here!…B!

  2. Both cards are so lovely but I do like the first one the best. Part of it is my favorite colors are used.
    I enjoy it when you use the same stamps to make several different cards close to the same time so I can compare and see how versatile a set is. Thanks for all the lovely card ideas!

    • You are so welcome Laura…are you a SU! Demo? If so, there’s a great resource available to you on Stampin’ Connection…B!