Squirrels Gone Nutz: April

Hi and welcome! It’s again time for the Squirrels Gone Nuts hop! The theme for April is Florals and Watercolors (we always have a theme and randomly selected supply or technique). If you have arrived here from the sweet Karen, it means that you are on the right track.

For my background I decided to use a watercolor spray that I’ve had for a long time and never used. It was a freebie with an order and the color is…. well, not something that I like much. I took a piece of watercolor paper, spayed a bit of water and then used the spray. Sprayed a bit more water and placed a stencil on top. Left all to dry overnight and this was the result:

The background.

I won’t lie that it wasn’t easy to decide what to do next. After two weeks of staring at this piece (and running out of time) I decided to go with heat embossed in white florals on vellum. I used Studio Katia’s Spring Bouquet stamp set and die three times. Arranged the die cuts around the sides of the card panel, cut the excess off and added it to another part. To finish off the card I cut a frame in Lime pearlescent cardstock (I didn’t want to go with black or white). Added a sentiment and white matte gems.

Closer look.

That’s all from me. I hope you’ll hop along! Your next stop is the lovely Anna 🙂



  1. Absolutely gorgeous Bory!!!

    I’ve never thought of doing that technique with leaving a stencil on whilst it dries but I will definitely be trying that!!!

    Gorgeous card, I love the pop of lime round the outside!!! 😍🤩❤

  2. I love the purple and green together Bory, and I love how you pulled this all together. 💜💚

  3. Your creations are always so beautiful Bory! This one is no exception! That color combo of purple and green is something I would never think about — and its AH-mazing!

  4. Funny that you aren’t a big fan of the color of the spray when the rest of us love it! LOL! I really like how you can get a lighter shade with one spritz and such a deep, intense shade by adding another spritz. I really like how you used the embossed vellum and am making a mental note to CASE that idea!!! Framing out the area of intense color with the flowers is sheer genius (excuse the pun, but its true!). Beautiful and a totally cool design 😍

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