Cherry Blossom Birthday – Friendly Hello and Art in Bloom

Overcoming a bit of post-Holiday inertia.  So hard to get back in the groove.  I created a quick card for a few challenges.

Paper Players (#576) Tic Tac Toe and the colors suggested by Sunday Stamps (#275) along with the technique and sketch over at Try Stampin’ On Tuesday (#540).

Here is the result:



  • Card Base: (8½” x 5½” scored at 4¼”) Smoky Slate cardstock.  I chose to orient the Sketch to the vertical position.  The sentiment, Hope you have the Best Birthday, from the Free Sale-a-bration Friendly Hello stamp set was stamped with Versamark ink and heat-set with White Embossing Powder
  • Background Panel: (4” x 5¼”) Basic White cardstock.  The card front was die-cut with the (2⅜”) circle die from the Layering Circles Dies set.  The stamped sentiment was positioned into the circle opening.
  • Three Shapes – Flowers: Basic White cardstock.  The Double Floral image from the Friendly Hello stamp set and the Triple Blossoms from the Art in Bloom stamp set were stamped with Basic Gray ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Base Petals – Retired Light Pink Pirouette, Petal Detail – Light Real Red, Floral Center Shadow – Light Cherry Cobble and Floral Centers – Light Smoky Slate.  The Blossoms were fussy-cut with Paper Snips.
  • Strip – Flower: I replaced the strip with the single Blossom.

The Cherry Blossoms were arranged around the circle sentiment opening to match the flipped sketch.

The Elements:

  • Paper Players – Tic: CAS (Plenty of White Space), Tac: Flowers and Toe: Birthday (Sentiment)
  • Sunday Stamps – Colors: Pinks, Reds and Grays
  • TSOT – Technique: Monochromatic (Pinks and Reds) and Sketch

Several days of dreary rain needed to be brightened up with the promise of Spring.  What better than to walk through a rainfall of pretty Cherry Blossoms?

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.   Cheers,  Jolanda!

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Published by Jolanda Johnstone

Owner of THE INQUE SPOT STUDIO - Creative Space for Stamping & Paper Crafting and Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in South Carolina.

8 thoughts on “Cherry Blossom Birthday – Friendly Hello and Art in Bloom

  1. Love how your pretty flowers frame your sentiment Jolanda and the soft pinks and grey look great with the grey too. Thanks for playing along with my TicTacToe Challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


  2. Jolanda, my mind is re-calibrating for Spring, too! Your pink flowers framing the sentiment is very pretty! Thank you for using both our Try Stampin’ on Tuesday sketch, AND our monochromatic theme!! -Donna


  3. Beautiful flower arrangement to draw the eye to the sentiment, and they are expertly colors. Thank you for sharing on Sunday Stamps.


  4. Oh wow, Jolanda, love the window design – and how pretty with those fresh little blossoms scattered around! Beautiful subtle color scheme, too! Thanks so much for playing at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday!


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