ID: Sakura Matsuri

Mailing Due Date: March 14th, 2007
4.5"w x 4"h

I started out with cream colored cardstock and folded it over to create a booklet on the front. I rubber stamped the Asian character for "Spring" (Prairie Rubber Stamp) with Brilliance Black Dew Drops stamp pad & Judikins Psychedelic embossing powder. Then used a nested oval shaped Coluzzle template to cut out the opening and then cut around my stamped image. I punched out the flowers using 2 sizes of the Sakura Flower punch, one in a pearlized textured white paper and one from some of my pink toned marbled paper. I glued the centers only and added a stamen, then glued them to the edge of the cutaway. I used my thermal embossing to write the words "Sakura Matsuri" using a mix of amethyst, hot pink and pearl white.  On the left side there is a little cut out that holds the page closed.



Under the front flap I rubber stamped a large image of a cherry blossom tree (Enchanted Ink "Blossoming Tree")using white embossing powder and coloring in with watercolor pencils and a water brush. I wrote the text with a magenta colored micron pen.

words: Japan's most beloved variety is the Somei Yoshino. Its flowers are nearly pure white, tinged with the palest pink, especially near the stem. The flowers bloom, and usually fall (scatter "Chiru" in Japanese) within a week, before the leaves come out. Life was considered brief and beautiful, much like a cherry blossom. 

 This shows the front without the background behind and the back of the page. I used my Coluzzle envelope template and made an enlarged envelope, from a magenta colored cardstock & glued on some of my marbled paper. The envelope holds more of the Sakura story and is held closed with a couple flower brads. I used gel pens to write my particulars..


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