Saturday, October 3, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

This is my first card today to celebrate World Card Making Day. It's for an inspiration challenge posted posted by Nichole Heady here. She's having challenges where we take inspiration from around the world. The first challenge had us traveling to Japan for inspiration. I love this cherry blossom stamp and thought it would be perfect to use. I stayed with soft pinks, added one of my favorite punched borders, and added some ribbon on the other side. I thought the ribbons kind of helped the card mimic the look of kimonos. That's all for now, I'm off to see what my next project will be.

Stamp: Rubber Stampede Cherry Blossom
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Copics: E43, RV 10, RV13, YG91
CS: PTI Hibiscus Burst, Kraft, Sweet Blush, White
Accessories: PTI Hibiscus Burst Ribbon, Ripe Avocado Ribbon, Sweet Blush Ribbon, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch

19 comments:

Lisa said...

Ohhhh it's lovely!! LOVE the colours, LOVE the stamp, LOVE IT ALLL!!!

laurie said...

I really like how you did the ribbon..so pretty on the kraft paper.

Jess said...

Gorgeous! Love the ribbon tabs!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful card, I love the three ribbons which really help the colors pop on the blossom.

Kerri said...

OOH, this is gorgeous!!! I need to go check out the challenges : )

Nancy L. said...

very pretty!

ashjoy said...

Great stamp! I just love the cherry blossom:)

Happy WCMD!

Marge said...

That stamp is awesome, Rebecca, and your ribbons are the perfect "attention to detail" and really "make" your card FABULOUS!!!

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous, Rebecca!! Love the ribbon along the side - the perfect touch!!

Susan Raihala said...

WOW!!!!! The triple ribbon tabs are the perfect finishing touch!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card!

6p010536759866970c said...

Very pretty! Love the ribbon in the 3 colors.

Terri E. said...

Adorable ribbon elements. Great take on the Japan challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Michelle said...

I was gonna do these challenges but I wanted one less number in the drawing so you could win *wink* This one totally looks Japanese cherry blossom - - you use a lot of kraft, don't you? I wouldn't think to pair it with such light, soft colors - - but this looks fab!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Beautiful representation of Japan. Lovely colors and great detail of the ribbons.

Sue Lelli said...

Great card for Japan! I have that same stamp and used seed beeds in the centers of each flower and that was cute, too. LOVE the colors and the ribbon and the lace edge.

Rybiooka said...

Very nice colors, beautiful piece of

Chris said...

we really must expand your color choices a bit...this is also gorgeous! love the pink!!

LeAnne said...

This is GORGEOUS! That ribbon treatment is one of my favorites!