Torn paper makes gorgeous waves, and its easy to add die cut shapes out of paper to keep the thickness to a minimum.
But the technique I really enjoyed was using Pan Pastels
I then stamped the trees, verse & bird using versamark ink and gently went over with cotton wool rubbed with the same pan pastel.
To finish I used pearl coloured stickles to dot on the cherry blossom.
I stamped a city scene with versa mark & gently rubbed with black pan pastel, I repeated this two more times, going lower each time & trying to make it darker.
Finally I stamped a verse in black ink.