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Thu 09

Cherry Blossoms & Dragonflies


My wall hanging started from the fantastic branch die.  I had visions of cherry blossoms.  Our winter has been very mild and it feels like spring here already.  Now I have a wall hanging that will keep the spring flowers blooming until the real ones show up!


  1. Cut three pieces of corrugated cardstock. (4" x 4" (2), 4" x 3 1/2" (1))
  2. Paint with white acrylic paint. Wait for them to dry.
  3. Tear off portions of the cardboard to reveal the inside of the cardboard. 
  4. Sponge on a touch more of white acrylic paint. Let dry.
  5. Sponge edges with brown dye ink. (Mine picked up some glimmer mist from the steps below)
  6. Die cut three branches from white cardstock. 
  7. Sponge branches with brown dye ink.
  8. Glimmer mist white cardstock with pink bubblegum glimmer mist. Let dry. 
  9. Glimmer mist white cardstock  with jazz blue glimmer mist. Let dry. (I always glimmer mist a whole piece of cardstock as I end up using the other bits for other projects.) 
  10. Glimmer mist seam binding in blue.
  11. Stamp Dreams text using brown ink on pink cardstock. Repeat until surface is covered.
  12. Stamp Dreams text stamp using brown archival ink onto cardboard pieces. Repeat until surface of cardboard is covered.
  13. Die cut flowers from pink cardstock. Repeat until number of desired flowers are cut.
  14. Die cut dragonflies from blue cardstock. Two large dragonflies and two small dragonflies.
  15. Assemble dragonflies. Apply glue to wings and sprinkle with ultra-fine crystal glitter. Apply glue to body sprinkle with blue glitter glass. 
  16. Measure and poke holes into cardboard to attach pieces together.  Attach with jump rings and chains.
  17. Attach branches to cardboard. Attach flowers randomly to branches.
  18. Stamp sentiment (Spring Sings) in bottom corner using brown archival ink. (I would have embossed this to have it stand out more.  So keep your embossing powder on hand.)
  19. Attach dragon flies to panels. 
  20. Attach ribbon to hang wall hanging. 









Wow that is gorgeous. Right down to the last detail. Perfect colors.

This is incredibly beautiful! Love the dragonflies, love the background...wow!

Sue, your vision of cherry blossom has been realised in this wonderful wall hanging. It's is breathtakingly pretty and so delicate looking. Fab use of the cardboard to make this piece and those dies are shooting to the top of my wishlist.

Lesley Xx

Gorgeous, I love the irrigated card and the blossom is stunning. Tracy x


WOW.... gorgeous wall hanging! Love the shimmer on the dragonfly and the pink blossoms. Lovely piece of artwork.

This is truly stunning art. I never thought a base of corrugated cardstock could look so delicate.

Oh my goodness, this is just beautiful! Thank you so much for all the steps - I would love to make something like this! Thank you thank you!

Oh, I want spring too! I love how you chose to make it come to you. The cherry blossoms are beautiful on your wall hanging. Thanks for sharing

The wall hanging is gorgeous! Love the colors and those dragonflies are a must have!

Who would ever think that corrugated cardstock could look so pretty! Love the sparkle-the colors-the whole package! Thanks for sharing.

This is so pretty and unique. Love how some of the corrugated cardboard insides show through, and those dies are just beautiful!

Breathtaking! I'm ready for spring after seeing this! Bravo!

That branch die is awesome! It's on my "must buy" list!

WOW! Simply gorgeous!!!

Suzz, what an absolute lovely wall hanging. Spring, cherry blossoms, and no crowds around the Tidal Basin - couldn't be better. Thanks for sharing.

What a beautiful wall hanging. I love how you are branching out (!) into new looks. Your work is inspiring, as always!

The wall hanging is awesome. But what did you do with the seam binding after you sprayed it blue? Maybe I just missed that part. Thanks!

OMGosh!!!! This is just sooo lovely and such great inspiration for all the different ways to use stamps and dies. Thanks for sharing!!! Kim :)

This is gorgeous. The cherry blossoms and the dragonflies are so realistic. I love the slightly rough look of cardboard in contrast to the flowers.

WOW! What a masterpiece, Sue! That branch has all kinds of possibilities!!

Oh this is a gorgeous piece of artwork! Love the corrugated base and the beautiful images!!! Love the sparkle!!! Awesome!!!

Lovely wall hanging! TFS ;-)

Lovely, lovely! The Grove Branch die is gonna find a home here with me :)
Love how sparkly your dragon flies are!

This is simply gorgeous. Just love it!

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