China Blue

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone and happy 2nd of the year! It’s Lydia here and I’m so excited to be here with you on the Altenew blog.┬áToday I’m sharing with you a clean and simple card using a smaller image from a set and making it my focal point.


When I first saw the little blossom branch from Beautiful Day it reminded me of those blue and white little china teacups, I don’t know why but it does, so I decided to run with this as my inspiration for a card. I stamped five of the blossom branch using Desert Night Crisp Ink, added a bit of colour to the blossom with a navy coloured pencil and then fussy cut them out. I added these behind a die cut circle cut from white card onto which I have stamped the greeting ‘Nothing Like A Mother’s Love’ from Wild Hibiscus, I added some the blossoms ontop of the circle to create more interest and focus the eye into the sentiment.


To add a little more interest I stamped the blossom branch repeatedly down the right hand side of my card blank in Dusk Crisp Ink before adding on a white card layer and then my focal sentiment piece.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a beautiful day!



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Sue Brannan January 2, 2016 - 09:07

Intricate but simple, clean, elegant look and I love the china blue. Beautiful any mum would be happy to recieve a card like this x

kimb January 2, 2016 - 09:07

Your card is gorgeous!!!!! Your right, it dies remind me of those blue and white china pieces. Makes me think of when I was growing up!!

Deb S. January 2, 2016 - 10:02

Your card is so feminine and beautiful. And your right it does have the style of the little tea cups.

Janet January 2, 2016 - 10:35

Very pretty. I am delighted with the focus on the supporting images form a Beautiful Day! :-)

Holly Saveur January 2, 2016 - 10:46

SO the soft blue and white china….STUNNING card!

Celeste Goff January 2, 2016 - 11:16

What a gorgeous card! I love that cluster of flowers!

Marcie Sharp January 2, 2016 - 13:06

Gorgeous! I own several of those blue and white china cups and saucers. They are so pretty…as is this card!

Harriet January 2, 2016 - 13:16

Lydia your card makes my heart sing. Love the color, love the stamp….you are good.

Sindhu January 2, 2016 - 23:14

Very pretty card! :)

Sathya Kala January 3, 2016 - 00:07

Love the way u stamped..such a pretty card!!

KimberlyRae January 3, 2016 - 11:28


Pooja January 4, 2016 - 08:40

SO Beautiful !

Beth Holt January 4, 2016 - 09:34

This is so beautiful!

Judy January 4, 2016 - 09:37

It’s a really beautiful card, just perfect in the white and blue tones xx

Janet Swanlady21 January 5, 2016 - 03:03

So soft and beautiful.


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