Thanks with Blue Roses

Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday!...evening!
This card seriously took me!
Between not having a set plan or design, to getting distracted by my own brain a thousand times, to still not having a just took forever!
But maybe that's a good thing, because in the end I absolutely love this card!
I haven't really done a card like this before (meaning, cluster of flowers behind a die cut sentiment) getting the flowers placed in an appealing way was tough for me.  I think that's probably what I struggled with the most...and coloring them.

I started by stamping these roses from the Winnie & Walter In Bloom: Addie's Garden set in a super light blue ink.  My original plan was pink, but the coloring didn't come out right and my blue's matched better...
Once they were all stamped, I pulled out my Spectrum Noir pencils and lightly colored them all in.  I really wanted the tips of the petals to be super soft, so I kept a really light hand and only applied intense color to the darkest parts of the flowers.  It's not perfect, but I really love them and hope that with more practice, I can be more confident in my coloring.

I did the same steps for the leaves and cut them all out.  The Thanks die cut is a cut file from Winnie & Walter that I layered 3 times and then embossed with some sparkly silver powder.  I did a light ink blending on the background with some Tea Dye ink just to add a little more color and interest and then set about getting the arrangement together (which again...took forever...)

Once it was all laid out the way I wanted, I adhered it all down, sprinkled some Pretty Pink Posh sequins around the flowers and added little drops of glossy accents.  I also added tiny sparkly dots around the whole arrangement.  That wasn't originally in my plan, but I think it really helped finish it all off.

I hope you enjoy this card, and it inspires you in some way!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps & More #161-Anything Goes
    Chocolate, Coffee & Cards #99-Fancy & Feminine
    Craft Cardmakers #147-Floral Embellishments
    Retro Sketches #180 
    Simon Says Stamp-Use A Stamp
    Word Art Wednesday #200-Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. You did an awesome job. The card looks beautiful!

  2. I thought this was done by someone who had mastered many things. The sentiment die cut over those blue beauties is wonderful. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 200th Celebration Week’ challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  3. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards!

  4. Beautiful card and Thanks for sharing and joning us at CC&CC cheers Sue N x

  5. Gorgeous card! I love the colors! Thanks for celebrating with us by sharing your card this week at Word Art Wednesday's 200th Challenge!

  6. Wowzers! What a beautiful card!! Love those pretty flowers!! Just stunning!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. A gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing with us at CCM and more challenge. Marlene DT

  8. So very beautiful! Love these colors and the font paired with these flowers. Congrats on your shout out at Retro Sketches!

  9. So beautiful blooms. Love the colours.