Friday, May 6, 2011

Cherry blossom obsession

I have a slight obsession with cherry blossoms.  The real things ofcourse, but stamps/paper/photos also.  I act irrationally (ie. hoard, buy compulsively) anything related to this amazing bloom.  And with that intro, are two cards (blossom stamps by Flourishes) -



There was a bit of an 'oops' technique with this one.  After colouring in with copics, I wanted to add some glitter, but in my mad excitement over the blossom, I accidentally sprinkled embossing powder instead (and rather thickly).  So I decided to heat emboss, and then add glitter.  The result is dewy slightly dimensional glitter. 



The card is for a dear friend who's going through some major life changes and moving across the country to figure it all out.

The next I decided to make the blossoms more of a background.  The copics I used for these are T1 and E50, and here I used glossy accents for a dewy look.


This reminds me of that 'botanical collage' technique Betsy Veldman showed once (tried to find link but was not successful).



I think either would make a great mother's day card too.

Supplies; Stamps - Cherry blossoms (Flourishes), Ledger (Hero Arts), Song birds (Tweety Jill), Postmarks (PTI), Label basics (PTI), Paper - Sweet blush, cream, rustic cream, Other - copics, postage die, Fine linen buttons, 1/8'' silk ribbon, glitter, glossy accents.

6 comments:

  1. They are both fabby!
    Love the colors...
    and those blossoms...?
    Gorgeous!

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  2. Wow, these are both gorgeous!

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  3. I need to get my postage set out - these are lovely. Have you seen the MFT Inspired By Spring set? Beautiful blossoms there too. HUGS.

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  4. Good heavens these are gorgeous! I do love a good collage-y/botanical/postal mix. Deeeevine! I really am smitten with that nestful of beautiful eggs. Bliss.

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous, Anna. Love the 'oops' technique you used on the first one. It turned out great. Love the blossom background on the second card. Great job!

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  6. Those are gorgeous!! LOVE your oops with the EP & glitter!!

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