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 Easter Jess!! (Love your new profile wsqsephoto :)ReplyDelete
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. TFSReplyDelete
This is simply gorgeous Jess, I just love that stamp and you have used it to perfection!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much
"Less is More"
iI love these colors and the flowers,ít's a great cardReplyDelete
Soooo pretty! Loved how you stamped in the corner, the colours, etc. Beautiful! Your mom will love it!ReplyDelete
Amazingly beautiful! I just found the blog Less Is More...and I am loving it! This is just stunning! Thank you for sharing :)ReplyDelete
Love the blossoms. Very pretty. xReplyDelete
A stunning card....ReplyDelete
This is lovely, I love the cherry blossom stamp.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card and fab technique so very stylish.ReplyDelete
Fabulous card ...love it ...
A beautiful card xxxxReplyDelete
Why oh why do such beautiful stamps get retired!
Beautiful LIM card and stamp, love your use of the paler image. xReplyDelete
absolutely beautiful Jess, love the repeated stamping too to get a faded image in the scene :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful card! Love those delicately coloured branchesReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, really beautiful stamp!ReplyDelete
Really love this - very pretty and stylish!ReplyDelete
Fabulous card, love it!ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous, I'm with your mum, I love all things oriental. Fab. xReplyDelete
Breathtakingly beautiful JessReplyDelete
I love it!
Thanks so much
Less is More
Oh Jess this is beautiful.ReplyDelete
Beautiful card. Great choice of colours and techniques as well.ReplyDelete
Malyn at ThinkInkCreative
What a beautiful card, Jess! LOVE that cherry blossom stamp!!ReplyDelete
This is simply wonderful - love the cherry blossom so much and subtle sparkle. It's fab!ReplyDelete
This is a beautiful card Jess, gorgeous stamp, lovely colours. JO xReplyDelete
I am sure this will be perfect for your mum! It really does capture the essence of a Japanese blossom! Hugs xxaxxReplyDelete
A beautiful card. Carol xReplyDelete
Jess the Blossom is beautiful, and I'm sure your Mum will love it. Hugs Rita xxReplyDelete
Oh wow! This is totally stunning! I love it!ReplyDelete
A very gorgeous card. I haven't seen that stamp before - it's lovely!ReplyDelete
wow, love your cherry blossom card.pity the stamp is retired !ReplyDelete
Very Very Pretty Jess. Cheers, Kasey ~ in OzReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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!!!!ReplyDelete
Such a beautifully stamped and coloured card.ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Just beautiful!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card, love the way you have stamped the image. Great sentiment.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Oh this is fabulous.ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful card. The card you sent Andrea is gorgeous too. Awesome work,ReplyDelete
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! :)ReplyDelete
WOW! This is AWESOME!!! Absolutely beautiful!ReplyDelete
Just saw this - speechless from it's beauty.ReplyDelete