Sending Smiles Flower Garden with Watercolor Pencils / Last Chance & Retiring Products Beginning June 1

Sending smiles flower garden with watercolor pencils

I realize that not everyone enjoys coloring or enhancing stamped images, but I love it! If you’re like me, you’ll enjoy today’s card project. Of course, the stamped images are lovely on their own if this is not your thing.

I used Stampin’ Up! watercolor pencils to enhance the stamped images for the flowers and leaves on this card. I used the pencils as “pencils” and did not apply any water. As someone who enjoys sketching and watercolor painting, I love to add a touch of realism to images! I can’t help myself!

I paired the Polished Pink card base with a piece of Evening Evergreen paper from the 2021-2023 In Color DSP. Stamped and die cut flowers, leaves and sentiment were added to the card front to resemble a flower bed. Such happy flowers in the Sending Smiles set!

In my project sheet for this card I provide you with some tips on using pencils to enhance images (applies to colored pencils as well as watercolor pencils). I hope you’ll give this technique a try. The results are well worth it!

To view, download and print instructions for today’s card project, click on the link below.

Last Chance & Retiring Products Beginning June 1

The January–June 2022 Mini Catalog will be retiring soon! It’s always bittersweet to see a classic Stampin’ Up! catalog take a trip to retirement. But I’m looking forward to all the new products on their way—and I hope you are, too!

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. Sale prices go into effect on June 1, 2022, but feel free to browse the list now. Last Chance Products are only available while supplies last. Click here to view the pdf version of the list.

Here are all the details:

  • Discounts begin on June 1, 2022.
  • All products are available while supplies last, and there are no purchase limits.
  • Discounted items can be added to a Starter Kit and redeemed as a 50% off item or with Stampin’ Rewards.
  • Only orders opened and closed during the promotion period apply.  
  • Stamp Sets are not guaranteed during this promotion and are while supplies last.
  • The ordering deadline is June 30, 2022 at 11:50 pm (MT)

You can go to my online store to check out the items included in the Last Chance sale. Remember, discounts don’t go into effect until June 1, 2022, though. Happy shopping!

Go to my Online Store

I had a chance to see the new Mini Catalog which will be coming up in July and I’m drooling over all of the wonderful new products that are featured in this catalog! Lots of wonderful Fall and Holiday themed goodies! I can’t wait for you to see the new Mini Catalog! Yes, I used three exclamation points in a row…it’s that good.

If you’d like to purchase any of the products used to create this card, click on any of the links below where you’ll be taken to my online store.

4 thoughts on “Sending Smiles Flower Garden with Watercolor Pencils / Last Chance & Retiring Products Beginning June 1”

  1. Hi Carol….very pretty card!! I love the tips about using water color pencils (mine sit in the drawer, and I never think to use them). This set is on my list of things I really need!!


    1. Thanks so much, Faith! Yes, the Sending Smiles bundle is a must have! 🙂 I wasn’t using my watercolor pencils either and I made the decision to get them out of the drawer and out of their boxes and they are now in my pencil cup on top of my work surface. I figured if I see them I’ll use them! 🙂 Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a wonderful day!


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