It's a snowy, windy Friday here in PA. Hope you all are staying warm and dry. I thought I'd better get this posted before my power goes out. So, the picture was raken early this morning with not the greatest natural light coming in the window. It is much prettier in person. I also forgot to add some clear glitter to the Water Lillies before taking the picture.
The inspiration for my card today came from Carol's Sketch Fun #21. Ir's amazing how some days I pnder over which sketch I want to use which which stamps. But, as soon as I saw this sketch, I knew what images to use. The half circle at the bottom of the sketch I wanted to resemble pond water. The Cherry Blossom branch was a bugger to cut out but so well worth all the time. It just added that extra touch. It is then poped up with foam tape. Over at Crafty Creations, the challenge #56 was to cut it out and pop it up.
Inky Impressions is asking to Think Spring for their challenge this week.
The Digi images for this card are from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps and were designed by the Great Talents of Leah Cornelius. The water Lily and Cherry Blossom Branch are from her Asian Influence Collection.
I printed out the images and colored them with Copic Markers.
The Designer Papers are from the Unforgettable Collection from Close to my Heart. I think it goes perfect with these images.
The Hand Stitching around the card was done with matching Embroidery Floss.