Saturday, February 23, 2008

Cherry Blossoms Coming!


It feels like spring today! I look forward to the cherry blossoms each year, they are so pretty (but messy). This was for today's inspiration challenge on SCS. The colors just spoke to me so I had to play! I used Papertrey's "out on a limb" set. I stamped the vine and the flowers them embossed with clear detail embossing powder. I brayered over it all with aqua adirondack ink.

Hint: If I would have just stamped on blue paper, the pink in the blossoms would not look baby pink. So in order to keep the trueness of the colors I needed to emboss my image then add the blue color over top and the image would resist the blue color and stick everywhere else. Make sense?

For the final touches, the Martha Stewart border punch added a nice "feel" and I stitched around my sentiment and added a flower.
This is very simple in design but I love the final results!

Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Donna said...

this is gorgeous, Sherrie! I was watching The Martian Child the other day & there was a nice scene in it where he was looking at the cherry blossoms through the sun roof in the car, it was breathtaking just like your card

Juanita B said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, fantastic job!!! TFS.

trulyblessed said...

Love this spring card...beautiful! makes me wish all our snow was gone

Deborah said...

Lovely card Sherrie! I think we are all ready for some cherry blossoms! Deb

Alli Miles said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love all the little details. I too love Cherry Blossom time (the art of hanami!--good thing I know some Japanese *lol*) unfortunately we don't have ANY of those trees out here. I better make my way to Victoria!

~Deborah~ said...

OMG! Absolutley Beautiful! I love Cherry Blossom trees! Ive been playing around with my trees n such. Trying to come up with Cherry Blossums. Youve done it! I love love love this card!
Kudos to you!
Warme Smiles
~Deb

leenda said...

Simply GORGEOUS! Love your artwork Sherrie!

Julie Masse said...

Beautiful Sherrie! the colors are soothing and springy! Lovely! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Sherrie this card is breath-taking. I absolutely love this delicate masterpiece.

mnhyrkas said...

Stunning! Thanks for giving your tip on keeping the true pink color. And I love your choice in the punch- so very romantic and beautiful

Elizebeth said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! Fresh and fabulous... so elegant with the sakura blossoms.

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Deb Neerman said...

Beautiful; your work is always so inspiring!

And I gotta get me a Martha border punch; this one is super!

~Hugs!

craftyb said...

Hi S, your card is beautiful! Colours and style are fab! bx

Kristy Vernon said...

This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing about brayering the paper instead of stamping onto the blue paper. What do you have to purchase to brayer something?

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the colors and the stitching around the sentiment!

Mary Dawn said...

i love the color pallet in this one...it's just beautiful

Christina said...

This is just beautiful!

Debbie G said...

Just beautiful Sherri!

Kristine said...

Another GORGEOUS card!! Those flowers look amazing on that blue c.s.!! LOVE the border punch too. FABULOUS CARD!! :)