Thursday, April 11, 2013

Sweet Cherry Blossoms

While we were in Spain, we took pictures of a church with some cherry trees out in front of it, which reminded me of the cherry blossom festivals we went to when we lived in Japan.  And today I made a card inspired by those beautiful blossoms.

I've had that Floral Fusion Sizzlit for a while but this is the first time it's been used.  Actually, the Finishing Touches Edgelits hadn't been used yet either.  Hey, that's kinda why I started this blog--to make sure I used my stampy stash more often!  So, mission accomplished :)  I also used FOUR retiring colors:  Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and Regal Rose.  And I think I need more Bashful Blue cardstock (what? so I have a slight hoarding problem).

This week's challenge at Inkspirational was the kick in the pants I needed to get this card made:

And the layout is courtesy of CAS(E) This Sketch:

I think I know who this card should go to, so maybe I should go write in it now and get it ready to mail.  Until tomorrow, happy stampin'!

Supplies (all SU!):
Stamps:  You Are Loved
Ink:  Whisper White craft
Paper:  Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, retired Certainly Celery DSP
Accessories:  Floral Fusion Sizzlit, Finishing Touches Edgelits, pearls


sandie said...

wow you did get to use lots of your stash and this card is a fabulous CAS take on our photo. Thanks for joining us at Inspirational.

Donna Nuce said...

Love the CAS design to your card. Those sweet chaerry blossoms really draw your eye!

Mynnette said...

LOL, that's the same reason I started my blog, too! To get me IN to the craft room actually crafting!

Fabulous card! LOVE the bold and bright tones and the CAS feel! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

LOVE the layering on those flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

Brandi said...

This is so cute! Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS(E) this Sketch!

Ruth M said...

Very pretty card Christy, well done on finally using your dies! Beautiful colour combo!
Thanks so much for joining us at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

Julie Day said...

Love the colors, those flowers are so sweet :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!