greeting cards

Cherry blossom

A handmade card with two branches of cherry blossom and a banner strip across the middle saying 'happy birthday'.

I really ought to colour something other than Power Poppy images but they’re just so pretty and perfect for feminine cards. Though, to be fair, I have coloured up a couple of other digis recently, they just haven’t made it onto cards yet.

This digi stamp has a single branch of blossoming cherry so I duplicated it and arranged them on the Mac until I was happy with the layout. Then I printed it out and coloured it with my Copic markers.

I heat embossed the sentiment and die cut it with a sentiment strip die that has been lurking in my stash for ages. I added a few adhesive gems and thought I was finished.

A close-up of the centre of the card.

After I’d taken all the photos, and right before I was about to put it into an envelope and post it off, I remembered that I’d originally planned to add some dots of gel pen to the centres of the flowers. I had a brief moment of indecision — should I just forget about it and post it as it was — but then I went ahead and took the time to add the dots. I’m glad I did.

A close-up of the flowers.

Copic markers:

flowers – RV10, RV11, RV14, RV19
buds – RV11, RV14, RV19
sepals – YG17, YR27
branch – R56, YR27
background – BG11, G00, G000


  • stamps:
    Tim Holtz – crazy talk
  • digital stamps:
    Power Poppy – blossoming cherry
  • dies:
    My Favourite Things – stitched sentiment strips
  • inks:
  • embossing powder:
    Ranger – liquid platinum
  • pens:
    Gelly Roll stardust meteor – copper
  • embellishments:
    The Works – adhesive gems
  • paper and card:
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
    Hunkydory Adorable Scorable pearly shimmer
    scrap of dark red card
The card displayed on a small wooden easel.

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