The cherry blossom is celebrated for its short yet beautiful life of only 2 weeks every Spring, it represents a time of renewal, and the fleeting nature of life. Personally I have always been taken with the beauty in which the cherry blossom beholds and also what it symbolises.
When I first saw Sheltering Tree in the Occasions Catalogue had visions of trees with soft pink blooming clouds adorning their branches, it was one of my first must haves. This vision became my inspiration to my card:
I started by watercolouring the “pink cloud” on watercolour paper using a mix of Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette re-inker with the smallest part of Strawberry Slush, leaving it to dry then stamping the tree trunk in Baked Brown Sugar, over the top I stamped small leaf/petal image over the watercolouring. The greeting “for you” was omitted from “thankful for you”.
The only thing I wish I never stitched around the outside of the stamped layer, it was too much but I was not re-stamping again. The butterflies are stamped from Perpetual Birthday stamp set in gold embossing powder, I love them floating off.
This post is part of the Stampin’ Up! Artisan Blog hop, the next Artisan is Vicky. We have a blog hop every Thursday with 16 global design team members, we also have a Pinterest board we all our cards, follow it HERE.
Listed below are the items used in this project, if in Australia shop online by clicking on the item or visit the store HERE. Dont forget for every $90 spent you can select a free Sale-A-Bration item view the flyer HERE, a second release HERE and sadly Blendabilities are no longer able to be redeemed but Stampin’ Up! have added more items to the list view HERE.