Saturday, 13 April 2013

Cherry Blossom & Butterfly Thanks Card - Inkspirational Challenge #15

I'm here with an end of the week encouragement post for the Inkspirational challenge # 15.  If you haven't taken part already - there's still time!  This week we have a pretty seasonal photo to inspire you.


I took the opportunity to ink up the lovely cherry blossom stamp from the SU! Easter Blossoms set and I used a blue, pink and brown combo.  My card measures 5 1/4" square and I made it from Bashful Blue CS.  I sponged Bashful Blue ink onto Whisper White CS, stamped the blossoms in Timber Brown StazOn ink and coloured the flowers with Regal Rose ink and a blender pen.  I stamped the sentiment and dotted each flower centre with an Early Espresso marker.  I layered the image panel onto an Early Espresso mat and added a Pretty in Pink die cut fancy border.  I glued patterned paper and a pink CS strip to the bottom of the card and popped the panel up.  I stamped and punched a butterfly and glued that to the image panel and added blue rhinestones to the fancy border.

Here's the inside and envelope.  This card was given to my friend and neighbour Kath to thank her for my birthday gifts.  Kath gave me a beautiful bookmark card, a gift voucher and made me a chocolate sponge cake - what a sweetheart!  I thought the "it was so nice of you to be so nice to me" sentiment was a good choice!

I do hope you can join in with our Inkspirational photo challenge this week, I'd love to pop by your blogs and see what you've made!

Stamps: SU! 'Easter Blossoms', 'Papillon Potpourri' & 'Thank You Kindly' sets, Hero Arts 'Friendship Messages' clear set
CS: SU! Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso & Whisper White

Patterned paper:  SU! Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Timber Brown StazOn, SU! Bashful Blue, Regal Rose & Early Espresso
Tools: Memory Box Charlotte Border die, SU! Bitty Butterfly, 1 3/8" circle & 1 3/4" scallop circle  punches, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge & sponge dauber
Embellishments & accessories: blue rhinestones, 3D foam tape

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Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

This is such a soft dreamy beauty!

sandie said...

gorgeous blossom card and love this combo of colours x

Katy said...

Your card is gorgeous! What a lovely interpretation of the photo! :)

Pia S said...

This is gorgeous! I love your cherry blossom stamp, and you've done such a great job with the coloring and inking! Beautiful!!!

M said...

Perfect stamping, Ruth. Great layout; love the butterfly.

Ellen said...

Hi Ruth! This is gorgeous! How thoughtful of you and your neighbor! She is going to treasure this card for sure! Your cherry blossoms are beautiful and you know I LOVE butterflies!!!

Mynnette said...

OH my word, what a fabulous piece of artwork! Seriously, this is amazing! The butterfly looks like it just now landed on the blossomed branch! GORGEOUS, friend! :)