Friday, March 19, 2021

JDS - Hello Spring

Hello my crafty friends!

Today I am sharing how I made this super fun Spring Card:

First you will need to purchase this pretty stamp set call SpringTime from Jan's Digital Shop. You can find it here at

Please note that for the Month of March, the set is on Sale so what a perfect time to purchase it.

Once you download the stamp set, you will need to resize the PNG Image and Sentiment so that it fits properly for the card size of your choice. For this specific card, I decided to make mine 5.5" x 5.5" so I changed the height of the Flowers to 2.8" and the Hello Spring Sentiment to 1.4".

Once you position the image and sentiment exactly how you wanted them to appear on the card, it's time to send it to the printer. I find that the best setting for my personal toner printer is "Thicker Paper" so that it cures the toner on the cardstock. If you keep the settings to normal paper, it seems to smudge when I use my Alcohol Markers. I find that it's not such an issue with Neenah Solar White Cardstock 80 lb but if you are like me and prefer a cheaper alternative like Accent Opaque 80 lb, you will notice that it helps to change the settings.

For this card I used my brand new Ohuhu Markers so if you want to achieve the same result, here are the colors you will need:

Leaves - GY43, GY42, GY5, GY4

Flowers and Sentiment - R16, P4, P3, R11, Y6

Bucket - GG5, GG3, GG1

Shadow - CG II 00

It will then be time to cut your panel and the cardbase. Here are the different dimensions I used:

Top folding Cardbase - 100 lb Accent Opaque 5.5" x 11" scored at 5.5"

Panel - 80 lb Accent Opaque 5" x 5"

To add some dimension under the Panel, you can either use some foam tape, fun foam or like I did, stack 3 pieces of 4.75" x 4.75" cardstock. I prefer this technique as I find it sturdier and cheaper since I use pieces that I would have usually thrown out.

To glue everything together, I suggest a strong liquid adhesive or double sided tape. My favorite go to are either Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue or Gina K Connect because it gives you time to move your pieces around to position them just right. For the double sided tape, I like the Sookwang brand, it's very strong and easy to tare, no need of scissors.

And there you go, a very easy, clean and simple card! I want to mention that if you do not feel confident enough to color the image yourself, the beauty of Jan's Digital Images is that she also provides a pre-colored option in the set so that if you have a color printer, you can simply print the image and voila, your card is done.

I hope my card will inspire you to create! As always, I encourage you to go check out the Challenge Blog to see the rest of the DT creations. We would love to see you join in on the fun so please show us your creation for a chance to win. Please remember that you can enter up to 5 Times per Challenge. All the details are on the Challenge Blog.

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Stay Healthy, take care and thanks for stopping by!

 Mel Sanz - In a Crafty Mood

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