Oriental Maiden

Good Morning,

Last weekend we drove into Washington, DC to see the Cherry Blossoms.  We do this every year.  Sadly this year, we didn't get out of the car, my ankles are still too weak for walking.

No matter how many times I see the Cherry Blossoms, I am still impressed.  In
1912  a gift of 3,000 cherry trees from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo to the city of Washington, DC. The gift and annual celebration honor the lasting friendship between the United States and Japan and the continued close relationship between the two countries.

I decided to make a card with the digital stamp by Moonflower Stamps called Maiko in Spring  My colors were inspired by The Card Concept challenge #91 "Blossoms in Blue".

Here is my card.  I used digital Cherry Blossom Paper from FrouFrou Craft.  I distressed the paper with sandpaper.  I have had the blossoms for many years so I am not sure where it came from.  I put liquid pearls "Rose Gold" around the flowers and I added a bit of lace on the side.

Here is a close-up of the image.

I colored her with copic markers.

Here is the inside of the card.

The stamp is from Stampendous.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cute Card Thursday -#526 Shades of Pale
Try it on Tuesday - Natures Beauty
The Card Concept - #91 Blossoms in Blue  

Colour Crazy Challenge - week 16 - ATG
Simply Papercraft - #56 ATG

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!



  1. So PRETTY Chriss! Such a lovely card!


  2. The cherry blossoms are so beautiful!! And wow, Chriss, your card is stunning!! I love the gorgeous image and the colors!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Chriss your card is gorgeous. Love your coloring. Glad that you had a nice drive.

  4. Beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining us at TIOT, hugs, Valerie

  5. So charming and beautiful and so very pretty layered!
    And I love the cherry blossom trees in your photo! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Happy weekend!
    Hugs, Susi-DT

  6. A wonderful project.

    Thank you for joining us at TRY IT ON TUESDAY

  7. A very beautiful card, the trees must have been lovely to see. Thank you for joining us all at Try it on Tuesdays

  8. Wow you really did a fantastic job on your image. Love it so picture perfect. I hope you have her sitting on your shelf.

  9. What a lovely card! The cherry blossoms look great - it must be quite a sight!Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  10. Wow, this is stunning, I love cherry blossoms too!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  11. Very pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.


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