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.


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

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