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Minimalist Floral: Part II

Hi again! I am so inspired with this style of card making that today and tomorrow I'll be showing you two more alternative ways that you can use a floral stamp to create a background. I wanted to go blue for today's card, to give it a twist. Check it out:

Flourishes - Cherry Blossoms
Ranger - Embossing Ink, Distress ink in Broken China, blending tool
Inkadinkado embossing powder in Clear
ZAP! heat tool
Memento dye ink in Danube Blue
Merletto crystal stickers
Imagine Crafts sponge dauber
Other generic materials
White textured cardstock

I blended the inks so that I could get at least 3 tones of blue. I think it's an unexpected color for a floral card, but I like it a lot. Emboss resist will always be a great technique to work with, timeless really.

The sentiment stamped on this card signifies something important to keep in mind. You know, life is a big ball of mud you need to know how to roll without getting dirty... The highs and the lows... One thing I don't lose through the process is this passion I was born with... I put my heart out, because I don't know any different. I am who I am. You are who you are, no apologies needed. So wherever you go, go with all your heart...

Let's keep on trying, and let's do our best! Big hug to all of you. Hope you enjoyed today's card. Let me know what you think!

 This card is participating in:


The Card Concept

Sweet & Sassy 

Clean & Simple
Stampin' Royalty


  1. I love the card, blue is my favorite color, in case it wasn't obvious. I love the texture on the card...where is it from?

  2. Hi Blue, I was missing you already! The cardstock is local. No particular name, but I'll try to find out next time I go to the store. Do you have a blog?

  3. This is so pretty. I love the shades of blue with the white contrast.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  4. I love all the different shades of blue and the bling you used! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  5. Simply beautiful! Striking contrast and beautifully blended blues! Thanks for joining us Craft Hoarders Anonymous for our color challenge with a twist!

  6. such a pretty card!!! Love the different shades of blue! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!!

  7. I LOOOOOVE THE BLUE!!!!! :) It makes me think of Chinese "China!" AND the Cherry Blossoms are a PERFECT MATCH for this!!!!!!:) GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!:)

  8. Beautiful shades of blue. Thank you so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

  9. Just beautiful love the stamping!! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous and good luck!!

  10. This is stunning. I love the watercolor look of it. So very pretty! Thanks for playing along at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  11. This is a gorgeous card...the white stamping against those beautiful blues really pops. I truly love it!
    Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #2!

  12. Such a lovely card! You are rockin the blue theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

  13. Lovely card, love the watercolor feel...Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

  14. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

  15. What a beauty, Graciellie! Love your blend of blues; blue and white is such a timeless combo and looks gorgeous here! Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!


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