Okay…My Version of Cherry Blossoms 🙂
Inspired by Stamping is a new-to-me stamp company, and I’m so glad I found them. I purchased the Cherry Blossoms stamp set recently, and I’ve been dying to use it on a card. I saw an Instagram post by Kathy Racoosin where she drew black horizontal stripes on her card base using a Copic marker. I knew that I wanted to give that a try, and since I love yellow and black together, I decided to make my cherry blossoms yellow. Crazy right?
Like I said, I drew the dark gray lines (Copic N10) on my card front first and put that aside. Using Bristol paper, I stamped several floral groupings and used Copics Y15, Y17 and YG63 to do very simple coloring. I cut out the stamped base for the floral piece and added individual petals with foam glue dots to give it dimension. I wanted the flowers to appear as if they were coming off of the card. All that was left was to add a greeting. I chose one from the same stamp set.
I was going to frame the card front with black card stock but decided against it. I truly wanted the flowers to be the focal point.
I hope you like it.
- Neenah Solar White 110# card stock
- Bristol paper
- Copic markers
- Memento Tuxedo Black ink