Happy Monday! Hope you are having a wonderful start to your new week. In Korea, there are a number of cherry blossom festivals in the early spring. When I lived in Seoul, going to see cherry blossoms was one of my favorite activities of the year. It was kind of my way to celebrate spring coming. Now it’s only a few weeks until the cherry blossoms are in full bloom there. I wish I could see them again before this spring is gone.

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Here is my card for today. I was inspired by my memory of cherry blossoms fluttering in the breeze. I know the shape of the flower image on my card is different from an actual cherry blossom. At least, I tried my best to express what I remember having felt when I used to go to the cherry blossom festivals. 😉 And I love how my flowers turned out!

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To create the pattern for my card, I chose a floral stamp from Hero Arts Everyday Sayings stamp set. Then I stamped the images with a watermark stamp pad and heat-embossed them with white embossing powder. After that, I colored the flowers using Copic markers. I wanted them to show a gradation of color so that they look like they’re getting sunshine on each petal. So I colored the flowers in the following order : RV10, RV13, RV10, R43, and RV10 with patience. To finish off my card, I adhered a pearl in the middle of each flower. By the way, I stamped the sentiment first before creating the pattern using a stamp from PTI Signature Greetings stamp set.

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This is another card I created using different colors. The flowers I ended up with are more vibrant, but they look a bit less like cherry blossoms. What do you think? Hope you get some inspiration from my cards and find some time to enjoy the beautiful flowers.

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Happy crafting!

May Park

*Over at Catered Crop, my card was chosen as one of the winning recipes.*

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29 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Card

  1. This is SO sweet. I just love those little pearl flower centers. Thanks for sharing this sweet class in our challenge this week.
    Blessings,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Such a delicate, beautiful card! The time and care you put in colouring the petals has definitely paid off! They are so lovely. I can only imagine how beautiful the Cherry Blossom Festivals were. Here in Alberta I look forward to the Crabapples and Mayday trees blooming. We’ve still a long way to go though because we’re covered in at least 2 feet of snow and I hear more is to come this week. 😦 I am so happy you joined us at Playing in Paradise this week and shared this beautiful memory with us!

    1. Oh, I stayed in Calgary, Alberta for a half year in 2002. So glad to here from you. I know you still have a cold weather. 😉 I just googled the Crabapples and Mayday trees to know what they look like. They are gorgeous! I wish I could see those trees blooming.

  3. Such a pretty card and a beautiful memory. I think you did a fantastic job of recreating it. The embossing makes the blossoms stand out from the page and I can imagine them floating on the breeze. Beautiful colouring and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing your favourite with us at Playing in Paradise Challenge this week.

    Hugs, Dawn

  4. Stunning CAS card. I love the idea, it’s so simple and so elegant. Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  5. I think your “cherry blossoms” are beautiful! They are sprinkled perfectly, and I love the way you colored them! Thank you for playing along with The Play Date Cafe!

  6. Very pretty CAS card, thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs,
    Sandy

  7. I love them both – truly gorgeous, May! And I definitely *feel* cherry blossoms when I look at them 🙂 So glad that you could come play in Paradise with us this week!

  8. Great CAS card. Great take on the flowers. Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenges. I hope to see you again next week. Xx Rosie

  9. I absolutely LOVE your card! Thank you so much for joining us at The Ribbon Carousel Challenge. I am sorry that you don’t have any ribbon or twine on your card though! You were the random winner for this month’s Carousel, but I couldn’t award the prize to you, because it doesn’t qualify. 😦 Please join us again, and BE SURE to include a spooled item on your creation! 😀

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