Thursday, July 12, 2018

Penny Black - Cherry Blossoms

Hi everyone.  Today I'm playing with a new Penny Black die-cut called Cherry Blossoms.  Living in Vancouver, I am blessed to see lots of beautiful cherry trees in blossom in the spring.  We have many streets lined with these gorgeous trees.

I die-cut the blossoms from mixed media paper and then used my Zigs to add colour to the blossoms.  I used two shades of pink and a red for the very center.  I cut two sets of the branches so that I could layer the blossoms as many of the trees here are double blooms.  I cut the flowers off from the second branch, coloured with my zigs, and then shaped with a stylus and mat.  I glued them on top of the existing blooms, just off-setting the petals slightly.  The card is finished with a soft gray stamped sentiment.

Here's a close-up ...
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Penny Black Products:


Stamps:  Gratitude (Penny Black) - sentiment
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Zigs; soft gray ink
Accessories & Tools:  Cherry blossom die (Penny Black), water brush, stylus and mat

25 comments:

Nancy Stislow said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous! The blossoms look so delicate! Wow, how beautiful! Love the wonderful blending you achieved with your Zigs.

Bobbie Cline said...

This is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen for a long time!!!
The gracefulness and calming essence this card radiates is amazing.

Thank you!

Ina G said...

Blossoms at their beautiful best here Loll. Blending is stunning. So classy and such softness. Such a simple style made to perfection.

BożenA said...

WOW! Loll, I love your card. It is so delicate, I love flowers, these whole and partial ones, forming buds. Amazing creation! Gray soft sentiment fits perfectly with this delicate card.
Hugs,
BożenA

Bonnie said...

Beautiful cherry blossoms, Loll! Love that you made them double and the gradient color! I'm not very observant I guess. Just noticed your new watermark. Love it!

Darnell said...

You've made the cherry blossoms come alive with your magical fingers, Lolly! I swear I can smell the heady aroma from here!! Hugs, Dolly

Brenda said...

A beautiful card Loll! Loving those cherry blossoms and that branch. You have color the blossoms up so well. They are so beautiful to look at in real life, I have a cherry tree out back in the hedge row that I get to enjoy every spring too. We used to ride up into the orchards to see them as well as the apple blossoms. So fun and so beautiful. You have captured it well with this card. Hugs, Brenda

Lee-Anne said...

Ooooh...I love this. Those delicate cherry blossoms are so pretty. Love your choice of the soft gray for the sentiment...perfect!

nancy littrell said...

Your die cut and colored cherry blossoms are so soft and pretty, Loll. I must put this beautiful die on my wishlist. We also have many different varieties of flowering cherry blossom trees. I love how you added and shaped a 2nd layer on all your blossoms too. TFS Hugs...

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, stunning, the soft pink of the zigs against the white is so beautiful. I love the white branch CAS perfection :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is the most beautiful cherry blossom card I've ever seen, Loll! You captured a delicate and fleeting feeling of cherry blossoms so well. Your coloring, layering and styling the blossoms bring them to life. The color choice for the sentiment is perfect too. Hideko xx

Linda said...

This is so beautifully CAS. Your layered blossom looks gorgeous and I love the softness of the grey xx

Maxine D said...

Oh Loll this is exquisite - love it!
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Such a beautiful card, Loll. Soft and sweet...so elegant. Hugs!

Bunny said...

Fabulously delicate and beautiful card. [Bunny]

Marcia HIll said...

CAS perfection Loll!! I love how you used a stylus to give some dimension to your blossoms and the delicate coloring is just FABULOUS!! Beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card my friend!! :0)

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning, so delicate and love those adorable and sweet blossom flowers. Also love how you've kept the die cut branches white to show off those beautiful flowers. Wonderful inspiration Loll....Thank you x

Susanne Vargas said...

Because of my trip I haven't had time to congratulate you on making the DT at Penny Black! They couldn't have picked a better one to make their stamps and dies shine! This card is a perfect example! So delicate and pretty in grey, pink and white! Absolutely love it!

Maura R said...

Beautiful Loll, love the double layer blossoms and the font in soft gray is just lovely!!!

Bobby said...

So soft and pretty, Loll.

Pat said...

This is such a simple and elegant card Loll and love the prettily coloured blossom and the soft grey sentiment is all it needs. x

Karen D. said...

love the purity of this beauty mf...so lovely..
xx Karen

Anita in France said...

Delightful, delicate, dainty, double cherry blossoms, Loll ... such a soft, elegant, beautiful design! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Loll! I love the soft pink blossoms and your CAS design is just perfect! Another really beautiful card!!!

Trina P. said...

So stylish and delicate with a stunning impact, Loll! I absolutely LOVE this card, Beautiful colouring and colours. Awesome CAS design. xx