Hello my crafty friend, it’s Amanda from Pear Blossom Press again! If you’ve ever seen a pear blossom, you know it looks very much like a cherry blossom. So when I see cherry blossom stamps and dies, I am immediately drawn to them. I-crafter’s new Cherry Blossom Box die set is no exception. It has the pieces to make a lovely little gift box, as well as several individual cherry blossom dies. I used a few of them to decorate the front of this pretty slimline card.
To start, I die cut the flowers, centers, and individual petals (leaves) from white, yellow, and green cardstock respectively. A few quick strokes of Copic markers on the flowers and leaves added easy shading. I curled them all with a ball-tipped stylus on a foam pad to give them more dimension. Those last two steps are optional, but really add a lot of character and interest to the flowers.
To pull the card together, I dry embossed a 3″ x 8″ kraft panel with the Kumiko stencil by running it through my die cutting machine with a squishy pad. After gluing the panel to a 3½” x 8½” slimline card base, I glued the flowers and leaves in place. For my sentiment, I die cut the word HELLO three times from white cardstock and layered them together. I glued it to the bottom of the card, along with a few scattered iridescent gems. For added sparkle, I brushed the center of each flower with a shimmer pen. This card was fast and easy to create, and I love the way it turned out!
Are there any images that you are always drawn to? Let me know in the comments below. For me it’s cherry/pear blossoms, and rabbits. I NEED them all!
Thanks for stopping by today! I’ll be back soon with more fun cards to share. In the meantime, find me over on my blog, or on Instagram for more inspiration.