CAS(E) this Sketch #212 - Congratulatons

One of my nieces in Tokyo passed her entrance exam this month and she is going to a high school in April. (The academic year starts in April in Japan.)
Cherry blossoms are beautiful in early April so I thought this card would be perfect for this occasion. Congratulations, my little Mai-chan!

My card design was based on this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #212

I die-cut a bunch of cherry blossoms, colored them with Prismacolor pencils, and finished with Wink of Stella.

Stamp: Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Neenah Solar White (110 lb), Pink Pirouette, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), Translucent Vellum (My Favorite Things)
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Sweet Sugarplum (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories: Cherry Blossoms Dies (Spellbinders), Prismacolor Pencils, Wink of Stella (Kuretake)

Thanks for stopping by!


Jen Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful. I love how the branch separates the two spaces on your card and the flowers are just perfect. Congratulations to your niece and thanks for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Jen! My niece will be really surprised when I tell her she was offered congratulations by someone in the States. :-)

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thank you for your sweet comment, as always, Leigh!

Chrissy Larson said...

Simple and gorgeous! I love the shimmer!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Thanks so much for your kind words, Chrissy!

Valerie Okada said...

Mai-Chan will be very happy to receive such a beautiful card lovingly made by her Aunt. My mother-in-law (in Nara) will celebrate a birthday in May so I will try to make her a card using your card as inspiration. Arigato!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Dou itashimashite, Okada-san! And thank *YOU* for your sweet words! I'm sure your mother-in-law will really appreciate your handmade birthday card. I've been to Nara several times, and it has a lot of beautiful, traditional Japanese essence.