Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A very simple cherry blossom tree card…

is my creation for the "trees" challenge over at Caardvarks.

The stamp is from a set of four clear tree stamps by Flourishes. I used Versa Magic pretty pastel dew drop chalk inks and a paper towel to create the look of the blossoms.

I was inspired by the beauty of our spring here in the D.C. area and as you probably all know, cherry blossoms are big here.

Perhaps it’s knowing that this will be our last spring (for a few years anyway), so I’m noticing just how lovely it is here with all the trees, the azalea bushes and other blossoms, especially since we’re headed to pretty treeless town...

Thanks for stopping by…

9 comments:

Lucy, England said...

So pretty - love the blossom trees. Such a lovely card.

Dawn said...

Love the delicate colours of the blossom on the trees. Reminds me of the cherry blossoms when I was a child.

Dana said...

Hi! This card is lovely! I love the stitching detail. :) Tree projects are so fun, I definitely need to check out Caardvarks this week.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such high praise! I am so looking forward to Lauren's challenges to come.

SmilynStef said...

Gorgeous card ... love the chalk ink trees.

Jenn Biederman said...

Love this JJ! The trees are so soft & pretty...love the colors & the cute ribbons on the side! Thanks for playing along with the Caardvarks challenge!

lauren said...

i agree wholeheartedly on the subject of cherry blossoms being gorgeous & inspiring generally...and on THIS CARD specifically! :)

Helen F. said...

I must have missed this gorgeous card for the Caardvark challenge ~ duhhh...it's awesome! I love the 'trees' stamp-so pretty and making them cherry blossoms is perfect.

Heidi Van Laar said...

So beautiful! I love the softness of the trees...like cherry blossoms in the wind!

LORi said...

OHHH I really like this...so so lovely!!!