Monday, April 25, 2011

Stampin' Up! Easter Blooms and I create a Mothers Day Card

Last night, before bed, I was itching to make one last card.... So, I headed in with the intention of making a Mothers Day Card for my mum
My mum loves all things Japanese, including the cherry blossoms (sakura 桜).  So, I used the retired Stampin' Up! Set, Easter Blooms with my Stampin' Write Markers (in Rose Red and Chocolate Chip). I coloured directly on to the stamp, and then stamped on to the base cardstock, then without re-inking, I stamped it again a below, to give the impression that there were branches behind the first one.  
I then put a little bit of glue on some of the flowers, and a little on the main branch, I then sprinkled some super fine silver glitter on top. I don't know that you can see that in the picture above.... I then got out my Well Scripted stamp set (one of my favourites) which is also retired, and stamped Love You Much in Chocolate Chip ink in the bottom right hand corner to finish off this card. 
I am entering this card into the Less is More challenge for week 12's Off-Centre recipe. I am really happy that I am improving on my one layer cards, and I happily made this a one layer card without much thought... 
I am also entering this into the Hand Stamped Sentiments, Mothers Day challenge
Until next time, 
Happy Stamping!

48 comments:

Sandra said...

Happy Easter Jess!! (Love your new profile wsqsephoto :)

Yvonne Harlum said...

Jess this card is soo beautiful. I love what you've done. Hope to get to Japan myself next yr to see the Sakura in bloom. I really have to ink up this stamp. TFS

Chrissie said...

This is simply gorgeous Jess, I just love that stamp and you have used it to perfection!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Carla said...

iI love these colors and the flowers,ít's a great card

Romaine said...

Soooo pretty! Loved how you stamped in the corner, the colours, etc. Beautiful! Your mom will love it!

velta said...

Amazingly beautiful! I just found the blog Less Is More...and I am loving it! This is just stunning! Thank you for sharing :)

Aileen said...

Love the blossoms. Very pretty. x

Stamps and Paper said...

A stunning card....


Anne

Ohneilly said...

This is lovely, I love the cherry blossom stamp.
Claire x

Dolly Daydreams said...

Beautiful card and fab technique so very stylish.

Marie

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jess
Fabulous card ...love it ...
Hugs
sylvie
xxxxx

Karen said...

A beautiful card xxxx
Why oh why do such beautiful stamps get retired!
k

Toulouse31 said...

Beautiful LIM card and stamp, love your use of the paler image. x

Jenny said...

absolutely beautiful Jess, love the repeated stamping too to get a faded image in the scene :)
Jenny x

Kathyk said...

LOVELY card

Kathyk

dutchstamptramp said...

What a beautiful card! Love those delicately coloured branches

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card, really beautiful stamp!

Pauline C said...

Really love this - very pretty and stylish!
Pauline x

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Fabulous card, love it!

Ali x

Suze Bain said...

This is gorgeous, I'm with your mum, I love all things oriental. Fab. x

Mandi said...

Breathtakingly beautiful Jess
I love it!
Thanks so much
mandi
Diva LIM
Less is More

Lynne said...

Oh Jess this is beautiful.
Lynne xxx

ThinkInk Creative said...

Beautiful card. Great choice of colours and techniques as well.

cheers,
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

Susan said...

What a beautiful card, Jess! LOVE that cherry blossom stamp!!

Debgem said...

This is simply wonderful - love the cherry blossom so much and subtle sparkle. It's fab!

Jo said...

This is a beautiful card Jess, gorgeous stamp, lovely colours. JO x

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I am sure this will be perfect for your mum! It really does capture the essence of a Japanese blossom! Hugs xxaxx

Carol said...

A beautiful card. Carol x

Rita said...

Jess the Blossom is beautiful, and I'm sure your Mum will love it. Hugs Rita xx

Sally H said...

Oh wow! This is totally stunning! I love it!

Lesley said...

A very gorgeous card. I haven't seen that stamp before - it's lovely!

Joan said...

wow, love your cherry blossom card.pity the stamp is retired !

Kasey said...

Very Very Pretty Jess. Cheers, Kasey ~ in Oz

Paula said...

very pretty!

stampinbygenny said...

Simple but Stunning! I love the branches coming from the left. You did a great job coloring them. Beautiful technique of stamping lighter. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Shannon said...

OMG-this is Beautiful! I am so impressed. Gorgeous card and you did an amazing job on the flower colors. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

Ang C said...

A beautiful card

Nic said...

Absolutely beautiful. I've recently become a demo in the UK. Now I want/NEED this set and it's retired, what's going on with the world!!!!

Nxxx

Sasha said...

Such a beautifully stamped and coloured card.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful!

Faith A said...

Gorgeous card

Mrs.B said...

Gorgeous card, love the way you have stamped the image. Great sentiment.
Avril

inkedx2 said...

This is beautiful. You did a great job with the second and third generation stamping. Thanks for playing with us this week. We hope you will play with us again.

Robbie

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Fiona Harrison said...

Absolutely beautiful card. The card you sent Andrea is gorgeous too. Awesome work,
Fi

Anne Marie said...

I just love all of the beautiful detail you have added. Those blossoms stand out beautifully on the clean design. Wowza! Thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week! :)

Caroljenks said...

WOW! This is AWESOME!!! Absolutely beautiful!

Carol x

Birdie said...

Just saw this - speechless from it's beauty.