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Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms

Hi All!

I hope everyone is having a great summer! Today’s card is cheerful – I really like the Colorful Seasons stamp set I just purchased. It has such a variety of stamps for so many different occasions.

I stamped the background with Simon Says Stamp Fog ink. I use both this ink and the matching cardstock all the time – it’s a great option for adding a subtle detail to your card. It’s a very light ink, which enabled me to stamp over it and not mess with masking! Here is a close-up of the flowers:

Cherry Blossoms

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Tree panel 4 x 5 1/4 inches 10.2 x 13.3 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Colorful Seasons
Colorful Seasons
Wonky Backdrops
Wonky Backdrops
Blushing Bride
Blushing Bride Ink
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
SSS Fog Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink
Stampin' Up! Whisper White Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! White Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Early Espresso Cardstock
Early Espresso Cardstock
Thin Paper Tape
Thin Paper Tape
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on June 29th, 2018 at 2:13 pm


    Such a beautiful card. I will have to try it.

  2. wrote on June 29th, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Brenda L.

    This is a beautiful card Darlene! I have this set and never thought to use it this way. Will have to give it a try, using some other circle stamps maybe. Thanks! Hugs, Brenda

  3. wrote on June 29th, 2018 at 2:38 pm


    I love this simple, clean design, Darlene! I tend to have trouble with simple designs–kind of more of an “everything AND the kitchen sink” girl myself when it comes to card design. LOL Great color choices, both for the flowers & the dots, and the Rich Cocoa works so well for the branches. Just the right “punch” of dark to contrast with & support the paler grey & pink. Thank you so much for sharing your artwork! Take care, try to stay cool, and have a great weekend! 😺 ~ Andrea

  4. wrote on June 29th, 2018 at 4:07 pm


    So glad to see your email alert this morning and that your card was ready to view. I looked last night (Australian time) but no card! Some sort of delay I guess. What a lovely card. I like everything about it and would never have considered this stamp set but now definitely will. You see beyond the obvious which I find hard to do. Amazing heat wave in Dallas. Maybe you’re affected more by global warming than I realised or remembered. It’s like a refrigerator outside here.

  5. wrote on June 29th, 2018 at 4:25 pm


    So, so pretty. You always think of new ways to use a stamp set. Love watching you create.

  6. wrote on June 30th, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Teresa S

    I have this stamp set, but used it more for the leaves and branches for Fall. So glad to see your card with the flowers. I like the gray in the background, it does add to the beauty of the pink blossoms.

    I look forward to seeing your future cards with this set!

  7. wrote on July 1st, 2018 at 12:21 am


    This is such a pretty card, Darlene. I need to look more at SU stamp sets…I don’t because I’ve had a hard time locating a consultant. I contacted one near my home recently because I was interested in a stamp you used that I loved, but she never got back with me. Just a reminder that I need to try someone else!

    Anyway, again, super pretty card…thanks for sharing!

    • wrote on July 1st, 2018 at 12:44 am


      Hello jpklehm! You do not have to live near your Stampin Up demonstrator. You just have to live in the same country. Why don’t you use the woman who Darlene recommends if you are in the US. If you live in another country, just sign on with a SU demonstrator you like on YouTube from that country. Then buy your products online, Your demonstrator will get the credit for your sale and may also send you a little “thank you” gift. Nothing could be easier!

      • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 11:27 pm


        Thanks, Connie! I like to pay cash for purchases so having a SU consultant near me means I can pick up my items and pay cash…but I’m thinking now that maybe that’s not the way it works any longer. I used to have a SU consultant who lived close to me (she actually got me into card making) and that’s how we worked it.

        Anyway, I appreciate the comment…thank you!

        • wrote on July 3rd, 2018 at 11:52 pm


          No, I think that’s still an option but I prefer my interstate demonstrator better than the one who lives nearby. It’s all what suits.

  8. wrote on July 1st, 2018 at 12:48 am


    Darlene, I just thought I’d add that your card looks like apple blossoms with the grey shadows of Japanese lanterns in the background. I suppose others immediately got this connection but I’ve just waked up to it now.

  9. wrote on July 1st, 2018 at 6:21 am


    Did I write apple blossoms?! I meant cherry blossoms. LOL!

  10. wrote on July 1st, 2018 at 7:03 am


    Very pretty card, Darlene.

  11. wrote on July 22nd, 2018 at 11:09 pm


    Stunning card! I am going to try to duplicate.

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