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. Today 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 - 9:07 AM

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 - 9:07 AM

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 AM

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 AM

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

Holly Saveur January 2, 2016 - 10:46 AM

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

Celeste Goff January 2, 2016 - 11:16 AM

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

Marcie Sharp January 2, 2016 - 1:06 PM

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 - 1:16 PM

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

Sindhu January 2, 2016 - 11:14 PM

Very pretty card! :)

Sathya Kala January 3, 2016 - 12:07 AM

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

KimberlyRae January 3, 2016 - 11:28 AM


Pooja January 4, 2016 - 8:40 AM

SO Beautiful !

Beth Holt January 4, 2016 - 9:34 AM

This is so beautiful!

Judy January 4, 2016 - 9:37 AM

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

Janet Swanlady21 January 5, 2016 - 3:03 AM

So soft and beautiful.


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