When I was growing up I remember my late Mum being delighted when she found blue roses for her garden with a bush called ‘Blue Moon’. They weren’t really blue, but it got me thinking about the range of colours found in particular flowers. In my papercrafting I do like to ring the changes and blue flowers seem to be a favourite right now.
For today’s simple Sunday project I thought I’d try another challenge. This time the Freshly Made Sketches challenge FMS349 which had the perfect simple layout for what I had in mind.
It was all about this wonderful blue roses design from the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP). The reason this is a specialty paper is that it’s much thinner than the normal DSP from Stampin’ Up! As a result you get twenty four 12″ x 12″ sheet in each pack. This DSP is no good for boxes, but it’s perfect for floral backgrounds and for making and lining envelopes.
Using my Stampin’ Trimmer I cut and scored a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. The card was folded along the scored line and the crease sharpened with a Bone Folder. Using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I then covered the front of the card base with the blue rose DSP.
The gorgeous ‘thank you’ sentiment comes from the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and was stamped onto Whisper White Card with Coastal Cabana ink. Keeping with the Coastal Cabana theme I then mounted the sentiment onto a piece of card using liquid glue.
Next I tied a bow using the Coastal Cabana / copper 1/8″ ribbon from the Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack. The tails of the bow were wrapped around the end of the sentiment and secured with Mini Glue Dots. Stampin’ Dimensionals were then used to fix the sentiment to the front of the card.
I never make a card without adding something to the inside and the envelope, and the blue roses DSP made that easy.
With liquid glue I fixed a 3/4″ strip of DSP down the right hand edge on a layer of Whisper White Card. This was then added to the inside of the card base.
More liquid glue was used to attach some of the DSP to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Finally, using Paper Snips and using the envelope flap as a guide, I cut the DSP to shape. In no time at all my project was complete.
I love how this project turned out. The Coastal Cabana colour scheme is very calming and the sentiment script adds a touch of elegance. I hope you like it.
Here’s the challenge logo for Freshly Made Sketches FMS349.
You can see I stayed pretty true to this simple sketch, but the result is certainly not boring.
Do you like taking part in papercraft challenges? I’m on a mission to join more challenges. Do you have a favourite challenge you want to recommend?
How lovely! The colour is a personal favourite, as are the flowers themselves [don’t honestly know that I’ve ever heard of blue roses however] My favourite blue flowers are Delphiniums, I believe … the narrow ribbon on the sentiment strip is just the perfect finish! And yes, the insides and envelopes. You were the only other person other than myself … [when we met] … who did this, and I’d been doing it from the beginning myself; and have noted that more and more are now following in this same direction. Just makes it “complete” and that much more extra special! Thanks Tracy, for another gorgeous card project!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you so much Geraldine. Yes ‘Blue Moon’ roses are more of a lilac than a blue, but Mum loved them and the blooms were huge.
Narelle Farrugia says
Blue roses are totally gorgeous! Loving the blue tones you’ve used on this beauty. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!
Tracy Elsom says
Thank you Narelle