Cardmaking, EBE by Brandi Kincaid, Essentials By Ellen

Hello Spring!

After a long winter here in the Northern Hemisphere it’s finally time for spring! Join EH Ambassador, Jessica Frost-Ballas, as she shares how to create a cheery floral card using some of our favorite Brandi Kincaid designs!

Good morning! Jess here and today I’m sharing a spring floral card with some soft ink-blending and bright copic coloring! The first sign of spring for me is always the birds growing louder at my feeders and the first hint of my garden coming back to life! So I wanted to combine two of my favorite Essentials by Ellen sets, Backyard Birds and In the Weeds, to create a cheerful garden scene!

To start I stamped the chickadee from Backyard Birds and the floral stamp from In the Weeds onto white cardstock with versafine and heat-embossed them with clear embossing powder. I colored them with copic markers and then die-cut them with the coordinating dies. I don’t think the stamp design is technically spring flowers but I colored some of them to resemble some of my springtime faves: sunny yellow forsythia, fragrant purple lilacs, and peachy anemones! I love that you can color the In the Weeds set in different color schemes to create floral cards for spring, summer, or fall! You can check out an older post of mine HERE for a different way to color In the Weeds for the fall.

Next I blended a background of tattered rose, dried marigold, and abandoned coral distress oxide ink. I used a light touch on strathmore bristol smooth cardstock to keep the colors soft and muted. After it was dry I splattered the panel with water and gold gansai tambi paint. I also smooshed abandoned coral and black soot distress oxide ink onto my glass mat and splattered it onto the panel as well. I set the panel aside to dry while I stamped and heat-embossed the sentiment from Backyard Birds onto black cardstock.

Once the panel was dry I adhered the flowers to my panel with foam mounting tape and added my little bird on top. Finally I used foam mounting tape to add my sentiment to finish the card!

And that’s it! I’m ready for warmer, longer days filled with beautiful flowers and chirpy birds! Thanks so much for stopping by today and have an amazing week!



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  • Reply Barbara-Jean Kubik March 24, 2021 at 11:09 am

    Wonderful card! and yes, it is definitely time for spring!

  • Reply Marisela Delgado March 24, 2021 at 7:23 pm

    So beautiful, Jessica. Just lovely.

  • Reply Chrissy March 25, 2021 at 5:44 am

    Jessica, I just adore this background – the colors you chose are those of the perfect sunrise or sunset. Thank you for sharing!

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