Sunday, January 25, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

Another card for the latest OCC sketch. I had this idea before I made the other one, but wanted to use my JustRite stamps first. Anyway, I'm glad I let it sit for a day, I had the idea to use DSP instead of just cardstock. Again, this is made with all scraps!

I used my Nesties to cut out the circles, then cut a strip out on each side. I inked the cherry blossoms in Purely Pomegrante, then used a wet Q-Tip to clean the branches, before I colored them with the Chocolate Chip marker. I've done a similar technique with this stamp before, but instead used my Blender Pen to clean the branches. I'd rather use the Q-Tip, as I hate wasting the Blender Pens! I saw the Q-Tip idea on Jennifer's blog.

I made another PolyShrink charm. This time I cut out the scalloped circle with my Nesties, stamped the flower, punched the small hole, and shrank it with my heat gun. I attached it with a jump ring.

I added some Dew Drops for shine, as well as Crystal Effects on each flower.

I'm trying to do something on the inside of each card. For this one, I simply stamped the cherry blossoms on the inside.

Stamps: Eastern Blooms (SU)
Paper: Whisper White cardstock, Purely Pomegrante textured, Bali Breeze DSP (SU)
Ink: Purely Pomegrante (SU), Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Chocolate Chip marker (SU), CB (Provocraft), Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), white Glaze pen (Sakura), white ribbon (Offray), PolyShrink (Lucky Squirrel), jump ring (unknown)


ScrapyCrafter said...

Such a lovely card! Thanks for sharing your techniques. I'm going to have to try that Q-tip technique. Never heard of it. Always learn something new each day!

Have a good one!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Beautiful card! Love the Q tip idea and I may have to break out my poly shrink too!

Gwen said...

Beautiful job on th sketch!!! love how you did the inside too!!!

Businesswoman said...

Lovely card! I like that you are using your scraps. I always try to dot hat myself. The cherry image is beautiful and it's great that you stamped the inside too. We too many times decorate the outside and then live a plain inside and envelope.

Megan said...

OH la la!! So pretty! I love the stamp and how you stamped the flowers a different color! Just lovely.