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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Cherry Blossoms Tutorial

Hello Diy World,
Here is one of the beautiful flowers we are going to make, "Cherry Blossoms"
A little bit about this flower...

A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is called sakura after the Japanese.
India :
In India, cherry blossom is attraction as well, most notably in eastern and northeastern India and in various British-era botanical gardens especially in cooler climatic zones such as in the Himalayas, Nilgiri Hills, Garo Hills, Khasi Hills as well as in some hill stations in the Western Ghats and in the northern districts of West Bengal of Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling.
USA:
Branch Brook Park, which is shared by the City of Newark and the Township of Belleville New Jersey, is the oldest county park in the United States and is home to the nation's' largest collection of cherry blossom trees, with about 4,300.[45][46][47]
Japan gave 3,020 cherry blossom trees as a gift to the United States in 1912 to celebrate the nations' then-growing friendship, replacing an earlier gift of 2000 trees which had to be destroyed due to disease in 1910. These trees were planted in Sakura Park in Manhattan and line the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. (see West Potomac Park). The first two original trees were planted by first lady Helen Taft and Viscountess Chinda on the bank of the Tidal Basin. The gift was renewed with another 3,800 trees in 1965.[48][49] In Washington, D.C. the cherry blossom trees continue to be a popular tourist attraction (and the subject of the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival) when they reach full bloom in early spring.

  

Lets make these Petals with Papers !!

Showing two different ways to make these flowers.
Ek success Flower punch and LaLa Lands Cherry Blossom Flowers Die.
Or you can just draw 5 petal flower and cut.

 
We will need either of the flower cutting tool. If you are using dies then need die cutting machine.
White and Brown card stock for flowers and branches.
Punches, Small hole hand punch. Pair of Scissors, Glue, any pink shade ink, Dauber, Copic marker or any dark pink shade pen or marker. Flower shaping tool. Any branch shape die or just hand draw branches and cut.
Some Flower Stamens.

 
Here we got some punch outs in two different sizes and also die cuts in three different sizes.
You can use either one of these shapes.

 
Here I used my own technique to make the petal tips realistic.
Using small hole punch just punch the tip of each petal to give some natural effect but use this technique when you are using traditional punched flowers. Die cut already has that cut so if you are using dies then skip this step.
And with your ink and dauber just ink in the center and on the tip of each petal.

 
Using Copic marker or any marker put some dots in the center.

 
Using one of the flower shaping ball tool just roll in the center so all petals comes together like a cup shape, it is called cupping.

 
Now make a small hole in the center and with the little bit of glue stick some flower stamens.
We will be making DIY flower stamens in our future tutorial.

 
Here we arranged our beautiful DIY Cherry Blossoms using some brown branches. For Cherry Blossom Flower Cluster you don't need any leaves but if you want you can stick some small leaves.
 



Card Background Layers are stunning Spellbinders Dies and super cute butterflies are Cherry Lynn Dies, Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts




 
Cherry Blossom - One sweet flower which God's one of the delicate creations!!
 
I need some comments, suggestions...please!!
 
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