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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Guest Post- Bloom Each Season by Gerrina Poncin

Hello everyone, today sees the return of our regular Guest Design Team blogger, Gerrina Poncin. She is here with the first of her blog posts this month, and you are sure to enjoy her beautiful designs. Gerrina can be found blogging regularly at Gerrina's Creatieve Wereld.

Hi all, and so it is March, and it has been six months since my first post. I am glad to be back for my next turn as a Guest Design Team member; this month you will see several projects from me here.

I started with the beautiful Helebore stamp from the Spring is in the Air stamp set, and on the second card I used the beautiful Magnolia clear stamp. The first card gives a glimpse of what will bloom later in the year, and you can see the Magnolia as the days are a bit warmer.


Chocolate Baroque stamps: Spring is in the AirBold Blooms
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Distress Inkpads: Broken China, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Spun Sugar
Other: Aquarel Paper, Water and brush, Watercolour brush, white cardstock.


Stamp the two Hellebore stamps from the set twice onto a thick strip of aquarel (watercolour) paper and colour them with a Watercolour brush, a brush and water, and Distress Ink. Fold the strip, and glue it onto thick cardstock so that the strip continues onto the back of the card. Stamp the sentiment on the front of the card, below the painted strip using black ink.


Chocolate Baroque Stamps: Magnolia Clear stamp, Bold Blooms, Texture Fragments
Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
Distress Inkpads: Wild Honey, Evergreen Bough, Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Brushed Corduroy, Gathered Twigs
Other: Aquarel paper, masking paper, blending tool, watercolour brush, white pen, pink cardstock

I stamped the Magnolia onto a strip of aquarel (watercolour) paper, and masked the image. Next I stamped the background texture stamp in different Distress Ink colours and sprinkled some water on the stamp before I stamped them to get a watery image. The background was coloured with Distress Ink and a blending tool.

I removed the mask and coloured the Magnolia. I glued the aquarel paper onto the cardstock, and stamped the sentiment using black ink.

Creatieve groetjes, Gerrina

We love your floral designs Gerrina, bringing a bit of Spring and Summer to the blog. We look forward to seeing what you have designed  for us next week. In the meantime, do keep visiting regularly to see what our talented Design Team girls have created for you.


  1. Really beautiful and delicate creations Gerrina, your colouring in and colour combos are superb. Hugs xx Zoe xx

  2. What a great idea to wrap the border right round the card, very pretty.
    Also love the angle of the second card too!

  3. I love your pretty flowers Gerrina and great designs for these cards. The wrap around idea is a real winner. x

  4. Beautiful cards Gerrina. Love your wrap-around idea on your first card
    Julie xx

  5. beautiful cards Gerrina, love the colours

  6. Such a delicate and beautiful card. Continuing the images to the back of the card is a very nice touch. The colouring on the magnolia is spectacular against the fab background xx

  7. Just lovely, soft colours and delicate colouring and images, love them both, Kate x

  8. Thank you all for your lovely comments! Gerrina

  9. I am sorry to be so late commenting Gerrina. This has been a busy month with one thing and another (and 4 days with no internet, boo) so I've allowed myself a good catch up session so that I could visit all the posts and have a good old read and comment session. Good to see you back on the blog and both your cards are beautiful. I love the delicate simplicity of the first one and the lovely colouring on the second.

    Lesley Xx


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