Tuesday, April 4, 2017

CAS Cherry blossom

I really love CAS cards but I struggle to make them REALLY clean and simple. This time I was determined and it is about as CAS as I can do :)

I saw the challenge to make a card with leaves/trees on CAS on Sunday and wanted to use my Hero Arts Layering Fall Trees. Only I really didn't want to think about fall yet so I decided to try my hand at making a cherry tree in blossom. I started by looking at a picture of real cherry blossoms to figure out what colors I wanted to use. I got a range of pink inks and started layering them on my tree.
I wanted the trunk to fade a little more in the background and make the pink more in the front. I used my white gel pen to shade around the branches and cover up a tiny bit of the brown. Then I took copics in similar colors and added some more pink dots. The sentiment is from the Thanks Stamp and Cut set. Once I had that done, I didn't like how my tree kind of floated so I used a Zig marker and some water to make a line of grass under the tree. I used some pink cardstock to just have a hint of color at the top and I was done.
I am sharing this card in two challenges:
CAS on Sunday - trees/leaves and
A Blog Named Hero - anything goes

Thanks for stopping by :)


  1. This is wonderful. Great use of white space and I adore this stamp set. I must bust mine out and use it. Thanks for joining us at A Blog Named Hero.

  2. Great CAS card! Thanks for joining A Blog Named Hero.

  3. Such a great simple and elegant card... In love with the simplicity of this card..
    thank you for joining us at A blog named hero this month..


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