Thursday, April 21, 2016

Cherry Blossom Birthday

The need for another birthday card prompted me to make this card using the Cherry Blossoms set by Inspired by Stamping. I also chose to use my Color Bursts to water color the design. I did this by putting a bit of powder of the chosen colors on a palette and then just dipped my brush in water and picked up the color.

I used Tim Holtz water color paper for the main design which was cut out with a cross stitched stacker die. I also die cut another panel of black card stock to use as a mat for the focal panel. Both of these panels then were added to a pink card base. I finished the card by adding a die cut Happy Birthday. To make a bit more dimension in the cherry blossoms I also added some white using a Uni Posca white paint pen.

Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Happy Birthday CARA-10
Memory Box Cross Stitched Frame Borders Style No. 99124

I will be entering this card in the following challenges:
Scrapy Land Challenge
Mod Squad Blog Challenge
Double D's Challenge

It is always a pleasure to read your comments and I want you to know I so appreciate you stopping in and looking at what I have created. Have a good evening!

God bless,


  1. Very pretty Verna! I love that cross stitched die set and your coloring is fabulous! YOU GO GIRL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS’ Challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog

  2. Beautiful water coloring, and I love your design. And I am coveting those cross stitch the effect!! Great take on the challenge! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week over at the Mod Squad Challenge!
    Judy~Mod Squad Host

  3. ooooh beautiful! I have never heard of powdered water color paints! What a beautiful job you did with them!!

    This card is delightful! you should consider adding it to the Seize the Birthday challenge!! : ) it would be a wonderful addition to the gallery!


  4. Love all of the stitched frames and those beautiful blossoms! Fabulous!

  5. Oooh, another pretty card for our Double D April Showers Challenge! These flowers will be received with great joy. Aren't they pretty! Lovely watercoloring with your Color Bursts. So glad you could join us, Verna!

  6. Very pretty Verna. sorry been off line for a bit and have not commented all week. :)

  7. Beautiful use of the color burst water colors, Verna! Lovely card design sure to please your birthday recipient! I so admire the way you experiment with mediums and master them so wonderfully. Hugs, de

  8. Super pretty! Thanks for joining in at DD's and Mod Squad~

  9. Beautiful card Verna...such pretty flowers!! Thank you for joining us at Double D for our 'April Showers/Spring Flowers' challenge!

  10. Beautifully coloured, Verna. Really very well done.
    x Asha


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