Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cherry Blossom Tree & Elegant Chick

I had a vision of making a Cherry Blossom Tree. But I didn't have the right stamps and ink. Or so I thought! (I'm in the process of getting rid of all of my PTI inks and supplementing with other manufacturers so my ink selection is limited right now.) I used the tree from SU's Branch Out set and the flowers are from PTI's Floral Fusion. I inked a group of 3 blossoms and stamped off on some scrap paper so I could get just the right color of pink. I added some darker flowers to add some depth. Then I used a Copic Marker for the center of the flowers. That's one of the great things about the Memento ink, you can use Copic markers right on top of them!! I tried making the tree look like it was losing some blossoms in the wind. Not sure if I accomplished it, but I tried. I made 6 of them for a swap held by my good friend Jen. It's a clean and simple design but it was A LOT of stamping. Sure was fun though and that's what matters! :)

Stamps: SU Branch Out, PTI Floral Fusion
Ink: Memento Rose Red, Palette Burnt Umber
Paper: Gina K Luxury White Cardstock, PTI Hibiscus Burst
Misc: PTI Hibiscus Burst Button, misc ribbon, twine, pop dots, copic marker

The next card is for the same swap. My wonderful and generous friend Banu sent me her extra PTI Anniversary set, Round and Round. (Does anyone else sing that eighties song in your head when you read the name of this set? heehee! Who sings that anyway?) This was the first time I was able to use it. It's such a nice set. I especially love the big flourish with the circle in the center. So many things you can do with it!!

I didn't use ANY pink on this card!! I know Chris will be proud of me. It was tough, let me tell you. I think for me, pink is what Kraft is for most people. It's my neutral. :) But it's nice creating out of my box. Once in a while.

Stamps: PTI Round and Round, Everyday Button Bits, Polka Dots 2
Ink: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Versamagic Olive
Paper: PTI Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Select White, SU Old Olive
Misc: PTI Lemon Tart buttons, flat back pearls, nestabilities, pop dots, EK Success Scallop Punch


  1. Both of these are beautiful, but I love, love, LOVE the cherry blossom card. You accomplished everything you set out to do and more! I didn't get one of yours:(. Lovely bird card too. I haven't played with my anniversary set much yet.

  2. These are both gorgeous, but the cherry blossom tree? Oh my! I absolutely love that one (and yeah, you can tell you put a lot of work into that one- just delightful!) I was also admiring other work on your blog; you're quite talented.

  3. i LOVE the tree card!! send me one!! lol i got one of the swap cards and it's fabulous!!

  4. Oh my word, that cherry blossom tree is incredible Susan. Just jaw dropping beautiful!

  5. These are both beautiful, but your cherry blossom tree is stunning!

  6. Your cherry blossom tree is just gorgeous! Love it!

  7. These are both gorgeous! I love all the pink flowers! I think pink could be my neutral too....

  8. Susan...two gorgeous cards. The cherry blossom tree was a superb idea. turned out gorgeous.

    I am so happy that you are liking the new anniversary set and love to see the cards that you have made with it. very neat.

  9. OH WOWZERS MY FRIEND!!!!! That Cherry Blossom Tree... TOTALLY nailed it with the falling blossoms!!!! **sigh** Crunchy's got TALENT!!!!! TONS OF IT TOO!!!!


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