Hello.  Today I have a lovely sakura (cherry blossom) card tutorial to share with you, featuring the elegant Mondo Sakura stamp set by Julie Ebersole, part of the new Essentials by Ellen May 6th release.

    I could not share this sakura card during the release day as it was made for one of my sisters-in-law.  It would have spoiled the surprise as she just celebrated her birthday a few days ago.

    This is my first pencil on black card.  I have always wanted to try pencil coloring on black cardstock.  Though I still need to practice some more, turned out it was not as intimidating as I thought.  Also, by white embossing the Mondo Sakura really help guide the coloring process.

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    • Stamp: Mondo Sakura by Julie Ebersole
    • Cardstock: Bazzill Licorice Twist
    • Embossing: Embossing ink pad (clear), Ranger’s Super Fine Detail embossing powder (white), Inkadinkado embossing magic bag
    • Coloring: Prismacolor premier colored pencils (in neon yellow, apple green, white, limepeel, neon pink, pink, hot pink, deco peach)
    • Tools: Hero Arts’ embossing gun, MISTI stamping tool (or acrylic block), paper trimmer, scoring board
    • Other supplies: Ranger’s enamel accents (in Lemon Twist), adhesive

    FINISHED CARD SIZE: 4-1/2″x6″


    1. Create a 4-1/2″x6″ folded card in Licorice Twist (black).
    2. Place another piece of Licorice Twist cardstock into the MISTI.  Next, position the Mondo Sakura and the sentiments HELLO, beautiful and YOU stamp on the cardstock.  Press down the lid.  Stamps now cling to the interior of the lid.
    3. Remove the cardstock from the MISTI and dust it thoroughly with Inkadinkado embossing magic bag.  Now place the cardstock back into the MISTI.
    4.  Stamps with embossing ink.  Heat emboss in white.
    5. Color the Mondo Sakura with colored pencils.  Trim cardstock to 4-1/2″x6″ size and adhere to front of card base.
    6. Finish by carefully pipe in stamen with the enamel accents (in Lemon Twist).  (Keep the card flat for a few minutes to allow time for the enamel accents to dry).

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