Flowing Fountain for the Pals Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ March Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because ”Spring has Sprung” – at least on our blog hop if not outside! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Front view of Flowing Fountain handmade card

With the crazy weather patterns experienced by most of the United States, I know that most everyone is yearning for Spring to arrive!  My idea of Spring is represented in my Flowing Fountain card.  It has Bluebirds, Daffodils, Lily of the Valley, budding trees, new grass (along with “spring onions”) and the flowing fountain focal point!  I have a friend whose fountain looks very close to this one.  She looks forward to uncovering it each Spring, adding water and watching the birds gather.  What a treat it is to visit her backyard!!

The images came from several stamp sets which are listed in my card details.  They were colored initially with Copic alcohol markers on X-press It paper.  This paper allows the alcohol to stay wet longer which helps tremendously with the blending.  *Tip:  Use directly on a glass mat with NO scratch paper underneath.  This also helps with the blending process!*  Then colored pencil was added for detail.  The ribbon treatment behind the sentiment uses 3 different ribbon trims.  The bow only uses 2 with the Polka Dot trim cut lengthwise to shorten the width.

Card Details
  • Stamp Sets:  Flowing Fountain, In Every Season, Rooted in Nature, Winter Woods, Waterfront
  • Papers:  Thick Very Vanilla cardstock, Balmy Blue and Petal Pink cardstock, X-Press It paper (ideal for alcohol coloring), Floral Romance Specialty designer paper
  • Inks:  Memento “London Fog”, Balmy Blue, various Copic marker colors
  • Tools & Accessories:  Stitched Rectangle dies, Whisper White Flax ribbon, Very Vanilla Polk Dot Tulle ribbon, Balmy Blue Organdy ribbon, Petal Pink sequins, clear epoxy droplets and dots, various colors of Prismacolor colored pencils
Additional Pictures


More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 10, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “Families First” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  3. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  4. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping    ***YOU ARE HERE***
  10. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  11. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  12. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  13. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  14. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  15. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  16. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  17. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  21. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  22. Roseanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  23. Leah O’Brien at Stamping by the Bay
  24. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  25. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  26. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have fun stamping!


19 thoughts on “Flowing Fountain for the Pals Spring Has Sprung Blog Hop

  1. Jackie Beers

    Just WOW! This card looks like a painting. You absolutely nailed it on everything. I believe this is the prettiest card I have ever seen. WOW!

  2. Jeanie Stark

    WOW Katy! This is like masterpiece art! I completely missed that fountain stamp set in the catalog! You certainly showcased a beautiful spring scene!

  3. Debbie Mageed

    Absolutely stunning card, Katy! This work of art surely demonstrates your love of coloring. Everythings is gorgeous and I especially love your beautiful bluebirds. I have never seen one IRL but yours make me feel like I have!

    1. Katy Post author

      Thanks so much for your comment, Beth!! Yes, I must admit I used a couple of different green colored pencils and did lines and little checks against the copic colored green areas. I probably could have used the other grass stamp image but the spring onion effect was too funny! Would have loved to experiment but the landscape scene was already colored. You know how that goes, LOL….

      Thanks again,

  4. Jennifer Michalski

    Katy, this card took my breath away! It should be framed and in a museum 🙂 I love all the different aspects of the scene you created. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Rosanne Mulhern

    Katy, I felt like I was looking at a watercolor painting. Your beautifully colored scene is the epitome of spring beauty!

  6. Beverly Lausen

    This shouldn’t be put in an envelope…it should be put in a frame! It’s a piece of art and you are a real artist! This is one of the prettiest examples of card making I’ve ever seen.

  7. K. De Hay

    I agree with everyone, this is a masterpiece. I do have a question, what did you do, how did you get the mulch under the trees? I love the detail. I zoomed in and still can’t figure it out. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Katy Post author

      Hi Kathy!

      Thanks so much for your very kind comment! Using the brown copic markers, I added pointillism to the area after I had already given it my base of brown colors. I then used a scumbling technique that I learned from Amy Shulke’s classes. Both of these are pretty well defined in you google the terms. It helps break up a solid colored area so that it appears more granulated. Hope this helps!!

      Thanks again,

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