Soft Blue Summer

Morning …. its a lovely sunny day here in Sydney and they’ve forecast a lovely 30° Celsius (86°F) so looks like we will be getting a little bit of summer here today!

Here’s a card that I created last week for my Aunt’s Stamp A Stack which was inspired by one of Vanessa’s blog cards she demonstrated at the recent Papercrafts Show in Sydney. Vanessa is a lovely lady and part of my Stamp A Latte team.

BlueDogwood

This is a lovely quick and easy card.

It uses the lovely Soft Summer set from the Spring Mini Catalogue. I’ve stamped the solid Dogwood flower on the bashful blue layer in Versamark just to give it a watermark effect and to take away the ‘plain’ look. The sentiment is stamped in Ballet Blue

The flower on the whisper white is stamped in Jet Black Stazon – I used Stazon so I could watercolour the leaves and flowers.  The actual flowers are layered as I stamped them again on another piece of Whisper White and coloured them then cut them out. This way you can curl the edges of the petals just a little and therefore give the card a little more dimension or depth. I’ve also daubered around the edge of the whisper white piece to soften the edges.

I have used the 5/8” Brocade Blue ribbon to finish the card off and I think its turned out quite elegant and I hope you like it too!

About Author

I am Leonie and live in Campbelltown in Sydney's South West.
I love to create with stamps, ink & paper! I do hope you like what I create and love your comments.
I also enjoy (and run on) Coffee! I also collect Charlie Bears

Stampin' Up! has been a huge part of my life since 2006 and such a big blessing to me and my family!!

Thanks for stopping by :)

(8) Comments

  1. beautiful leonie. blue is my second favorite color. 🙂

  2. Lynda says:

    Thanks for ed-u-ma-cating me leonie…I now know what this flower is!!! LOL!!! This card has a beautiful gentleness about it and I love the way you have sponged the WW. I also like the orientation of the flowers on the end. Awesome job!!

  3. I will join the queue – I too like what you have done with this card. Well done.

  4. Love this, very pretty.

  5. MicheyMoo says:

    Leonie,
    This is just lovely. I love the colour combo – soft, elegant and beautiful.
    Michey xxx

  6. Very pretty card Leonie, quite calming as well. I’m not a blue person (as you know lol!), but have taken to the bashful blue lately for a few cards I’m making, seems popular at the moment.Oh and yes I agree…it is a lovely sunny day today… well for now anyway!

  7. Dotty says:

    Oh I really like this card!

  8. Very, very pretty, Leonie!

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