Saturday, March 21, 2009

Le amuse-bouche deux

Sorry if my French grammar is incorrect. I don't remember the rules from the one year of French I took in H.S. Oh, well. You aren't here for my linguistic abilities, now, are you? You are here for a card!

This card is inspired by a card layout that Ms. Julie HRR, herself, showed off to the A Muse Instructors last November. I really love how simple the concept is, yet she has made such stunning cards with it. (look at this one!)

For this card, I used the new Cherry Blossom branch image and paired it with some images from the clear Sushi set. These go together so perfectly! I just love the fans with the tiny detail of cherry blossoms on it.

Here is a close up of the fans that are in the center of the punched-out square. I really need to work on my colored pencils techniques. These are so soothing to use, but I don't do it enough!

Well, this card has got me in the mood for a walk around the Tidal Basin to see Thomas Jefferson and the beautiful, blooming cherry blossoms next month.


13 comments:

Anonymous said...

(well, my cards are not as lovely as yours, but I can help out with the French: Deuxieme amuse-bouche!)

I love your blog!

Laura said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the inspriation!

CraftyEngineer said...

So clever, Elena!

Dawn said...

Great use of the cherry blossoms. I went to DC last year to see the trees. It is amazing, just like your card!

Beth Thomas said...

I think you colored pencil technique looks fabulous! Love this stunning card!

Becky Rusher said...

Wow, Elena! This is stunning!

june said...

such a lovely card elena!

Glenda said...

So pretty Elena. Love the window. Great job!

lexi said...

beautiful card--the fans are a perfect pairing with the cherry blossoms!

jenstamps said...

WOW! This is fabulous!

creativegrace said...

Oh my gosh Elena! We need to bottle your creativity and sell it - bet it would pull up the economy! :) This is such a beautiful card.

iott said...

Ah, I love cherry blossom stamps! beautiful card, and I have also found myself caseing this card layout / technique since November! Beautiful!

Pamela said...

Great card! I love the colors.