Category Archives: Circle of Spring

Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blooms Watercolor

I made today’s card with the Birthday Blooms stamp set using a watercolor background and as with my usual “light hand”, the colors are very soft.  When applying the color, it may appear dark with the application but once it dries the colors soften up.

Birthday Blooms Watercolor

It appears that the new In Color that I’m going to quite frequently is Sweet Sugarplum.  I’m happy that Stampin’ Up! has introduced this color that compliments Perfect Plum – well, perfectly!

The card base is Sweet Sugarplum 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″.  I have some of the older watercolor paper which is thicker than the current watercolor paper but it is sized at 3 3/4″ x 5″ which makes a perfect mat.  I spritzed water over the watercolor paper and then applied Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum ink using an aqua painter and just smooshing it across the paper.  It was fun just mooshing it around on the card stock.  I left it to try on its own but you can certainly speed up the process by using the heat tool.

The floral image is stamped with Memento Black ink.  It is layered onto a piece of Perfect Plum cut 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″.  Next wrap a length of the Sweet Sugarplum ruched ribbon (love it!) and added a sentiment from Circle of Spring stamped with black ink and punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch and matted onto a piece of Sweet Sugarplum punched using the 1″ Circle Punch and then popped onto the card with a dimensional.   A few rhinestones completed the card.


  • Stampes:  Birthday Blooms, Circle of Spring
  • Paper:  Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Watercolor paper, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum, Perfect Plum, Black
  • Accessories:  Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon, 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1″ Circle Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Thanks for stopping by this beautiful Wednesday morning and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng

Circle of Spring Wax Paper Resist

Another technique from the archives is wax paper resist.  I think the most fun we had while making this card was using my miniature iron and ironing board!

Wax Paper Resist Circle of Spring

Aren’t these the cutest?  I bought these years ago when I was first doing the wax paper resist technique as I didn’t want to haul out the big ironing board and iron.  I bought a couple of irons and several ironing boards in various colors, but over the years sold them at garage sales.


But getting back to the card, the card base is Watermelon Wonder with the front panel embossed with Decorative Dots embossing folder (retiring!).  With the wax paper resist technique you produce two sheets of card stock, one for the current project and you can save the other for another project.  For this card, we used Tip Top Taupe to add the color and then cut it out with the Circle Framelits (retiring!).  It was layered onto a Tea Lace Paper Doily (retiring!) and we added a Watermelon Wonder butterfly to it.  The sentiment is from Circle of Spring.


  • Stamp Sets:  Circle of Spring
  • Paper:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
  • Ink:  Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe
  • Accessories:  Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits, Sponges, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Rhinestones, Butterflies Thinlits, 1″ Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Wax Paper, Iron


Thanks for stopping by and happy stamping!

Impressions By Day, Dayanna Donng