Wednesday, March 23, 2016

cherry blossoms = spring!

If you've been around here for a couple years, you might remember this post. Well, that's what our yard looks like right now. I think Spring has sprung.

So when I saw the inspiration photo at The Paper Players, I knew which die was coming back out to play.

Memory Box Cherry Blossom. This time paired with some freehand-stamped branches and foliage thanks to Winnie & Walter Anna's Flora.


Did the BG stamping with gray ink. I die cut the blooms from some tissue paper I'd used for mopping up leftover smooshed Distress Ink. And the centers were cut from a Gelli print. Added a gold embossed sentiment from Mia's Stempelkueche Gruesse II.

I was also inspired by these challenges:
Inkspirational - Pink and Gray

The Card Concept - Naturally Pink

And I'm hooking up at Winnie & Walter's Join in to Win.

For those of you sick of snow, hope Spring has sprung in your neck o' the woods too! Thanks for visiting today.

ETA: Since 18,993 days ago I was in the process of being born, and since I consider many of you dear friends (thanks for the cards Cornelia, Darnell, Loll and Anita - GORGEOUS!), I'm having a giveaway. Just decided. Don't know what, but I'll choose a random winner from comments on this post and announce the winner on April 6th. Same day I announce the winner of the $30 W&W GC.

26 comments:

  1. I want to reach out, touch and smell those blossoms Maria !
    beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining the Paper players this week!

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  2. Same feeling as Hannelie above!! So gorgeous! :)
    Suchi xx

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    1. Woops! Looks like it's your Bday! Happy Birthday dear Maria- wish you althe happiness! :)
      Suchi xx

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  3. Oh, how beautiful! Love those sweet cherry blossoms. Thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept!

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  4. Happy Birthday! And what a gorgeous card for the day. Those flowers are so delicate and soft. Love the centre gelli print and it all looks so perfect with the grey stamping. So pleased you joined us at TCC and Ink

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  5. Popped to the link and visited your blog from 2013 and really very stunning and inspirational, thank you x This is the prettiest card, loving the colours, those gorgeous blossoms and the free hand background. Thank you so much for sharing and Happy Birthday! x

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  6. Happy birthday, Maria! Your card is so light and airy, like a Spring breeze, just beautiful!!

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  7. Maria this is stunning! Love your gorgeous flowers and the stamped background. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players! And a Happy Birthday to you!

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  8. A beautiful card Maria, so delicate like real cherry blossoms:)

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  9. Such pretty cherry blossoms Maria! Love this card.

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  10. Such pretty delicate blossoms, love that you paired them with a soft grey, Cathy x

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  11. Oh I LOVE your cherry blossoms, maria f!!! And even better that you made them from your scraps! The background foliage in gray is such a nice compliment to them. Gorgeous.

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  12. Happy birthday, Maria! I can almost smell spring and those beautiful cherry blossoms...beautiful card.

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  13. This is so beautiful...love your gorgeous blooms.

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  14. pretty blossoms! happy birthday!

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  15. Oh, so pretty! Love the soft dimension of the cherry blossoms and the subtle grey background...beautiful! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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  16. Maria!!! These are so blooming gorgeous!!!
    =]

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  17. Amazing card, Maria! I remember that MFW post very well, it was one of the first challenges I've entered and I found your cards extraordinary. I can't believe it was (almost) three years ago...
    I'm a bit late, you are now on your 18,995 day, but I still want to send you my best wishes for many many years! Happy Belated Birthday!

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  18. Oh so beautiful, Maria--one of my favorite cards! Our neighbor's row of cherry trees are almost ready to bloom--love them!

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  19. Belated Happy Birthday, Maria! Wishing you a year filled with dreams coming true! Your blooms are absolutely stunning, especially set against the delicate background you've created for them! WOW in every way! So glad you shared this beauty in the Inkspirational gallery!
    Hugs~c

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  20. Clever and stunning, Maria! I love how you placed all the flowers on this card...so delicate and lovely, as always!

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  21. This is so gorgeous! You've made some fabulous blossom cards but I think this is my new favourite.

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  22. Blooms are simply gorgeous. They are looking so delicate!

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  23. {{{belated}}} Birthday Wishes Maria :)
    Hope you had the HAPPIEST of days and get to celebrate all month long!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your GORGEOUS card with us, the cherry blossoms are a DELIGHT to the eyes and heart!!!

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  24. Fabulous - love the tissue flowers! I love that the sentiment is in German too!

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