Saturday, May 25, 2013

Blue and White Birthday GBCB-015

I am entering a card challenge at Joan's Gardens this week.  We get to use blue and white, and there is a little twist this time.  Here are the requirements:

  •  Use lots of layers (more than two)
  •  Use blue and white
  •  Take a picture of this card then:
    •  Add some type of embellishment to dress it up
    •  Post a picture of both cards on your blog
  •  You must use a product sold at Joan's Gardens
  •  Also, mention that you are doing the card/project for Joan's Gardens Challenge

I had already recently made some light blue and white cards, so to shake it up a bit, this card has a darker shade of blue coupled with white.  Monochromatic cards are often so stunning, so I tried to keep with a purist monochromatic theme on this card. First I started out with white cardstock and sponged blue ink around the edges. Next is a piece of white cardstock embossed in a lattice EF; then I used a scroll punch on some scraps of blue paper and made a little bottom border on the white cardstock.  The sentiment is from a JustRite stamp set I just got from Joan, and it is backed by more blue paper. The flowers are Cheery Lynn Cuties rolled flowers.

Here is what the original card looks like:

Needs something else, doesn't it?

So, I added some white punched foliage, two more flowers and a blue bow with white polka dots, and here is the finished card:

Here are the tools used to make the card:

  • JustRite: Grand Sentiment Stamps
  • Cheery Lynn:  Cuties #4 B156; Cuties #3 B151
  • Martha Stewart: 5-Leaf Punch
  • EK Success:  Scroll Punch
  • Lifestyle Crafts: Nesting Flowers
  • Paper Studio:  Lattice Embossing Folder
  • Stash:  Blue and White Polka Dot Ribbon

You can get JustRite, Cheery Lynn and Martha Stewart products from Joan.

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  I always count it a great honor when you come and visit.  As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.

Rich, enormous blessings,

Ginny B.


  1. Dressing it up sure does it! Love that bow!

  2. Ginny, your stunning bow and added touches made your card so very pretty, it was already pretty, but now so even more.


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