Sunday, March 20, 2011

Cheery Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms are a BIG DEAL here in the Nation's capital.  Is it any wonder that I am oh-so-smitten with this stamp from the Easter Blossoms set?  Who better to share this obsession with than the lucky victims people taking my card class on April 2?  =)

Michey's note:  I've decided to enter this card into the Handstamped Sentiments Challenge.  The theme this week is Blooming Blossoms (JUST in time for spring, whoopie!!!), so be sure to check it out for some amazing inspiration!


The thing that I absolutely love about this card is the white gel pen.  I adore this gel pen technique because it's incredibly forgiving, and the flowers practically jump off the page.

I first spied versions of this technique floating around the internetz, and after a bit of research, I found the original creatress (is that a word? it is now!) was Laurie Zoellmer on Dawn Olchefske's blog.

So now I have a proof of concept for a class project!   If you're in the Washington DC area and would like an opportunity to make cards like this, there are still a few spots available for my April 2 class. The cards we make in class will be just a little bit different, but consider this an inspirational sneak peek ;-)

Visit http://michey.stampinup.net for more details about this and other upcoming events in and around the DC Metro area.


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Stamps: Easter Blossoms
Paper: Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso
Ink: Early Espresso, White Gel Pen
Accessories: Framed Tulips Embossing Folder, White Signo Gel Pen

18 comments:

  1. Very, very pretty! The white gel pen flowers are gorgeous!

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  2. Really pretty card. Love the soft colors; really compliment the image.

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  3. oooh Michey I LOVE this!! I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my tulip embossing folder! I love it! Your card is just gorgeous! hugz n blessings.

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  4. loving your website....love the new spring motif...following you from SC...

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  5. I SO wish I lived closer to the DC area so I could attend your class! This is gorgeous and the white gel pen is such a perfect accent! Lovin' your springy blog make-over, too! :)

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  6. This is a very pretty card! TFS!

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  7. The blossoms are beautiful and the white flowers do really stand out. Thanks for reminding us of this great technique. This will be great for your spring class.

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  8. Hi Michele! Oh My! this card is lovely -- simple, pure and so elegant. You do great work. Thanks for the tip on the white gel pens. Thank you so much for participating in the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge. Please come and join us again and share your awesome artwork.

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  9. You really did a lovely job on this card. It is simply gorgeous and perfect for Spring. Great technique! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week.

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  10. Great job on the flowers. I'll have to try this technique. Simple but stunning card. Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

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  11. Oh what a gorgeous card. Love it. SO well done.

    Inky hugs, Pauline
    http://thepursuitofstampiness.blogspot.com

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  12. Very very pretty! I love the contrast of the white gel on the pink! :) tfs

    PS - Followed you here via SC blog thread! :)
    http://crystalscraftingandrambling.blogspot.com/

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  13. This card in awesome.

    I added myself as a follower to your blog, through Stampin Connection. You're welcome to take a peek at my blog as well, I would love to have you visit and become a follower as well ;) Here is the link:

    http://stampinpeg.blogspot.com

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  14. Stunning card. Yes it does jump off the page.

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