Blue Roses and Butterflies

Prima Georgia Blues with Renealbouquets Beautiful Board Card Kathy Clement Kathy by Design Photo 01

Blue Roses and Butterflies

Hello, Friends!  When you love blue the way I do, you make a pretty card with blue roses and butterflies.  I’ve never seen a blue rose, but just look at all the dreamy blues in this Prima Georgia Blues card.

This 6″ x 6″ layered card called for a beautiful blue bow.  Light Navy Taffeta from Really Reasonable Ribbon makes a crisp triple loop bow.  I’ve topped this with a Gold Metallic String loopy bow and a big ole blue rose.  Everything about this card makes me want to go sip a tall glass of sweet tea on the veranda.

Blue Roses and Butterflies: How I Made It

Here’s how this card came together:

  • First, create a 6×6 card base from navy cardstock.
  • Cut a 5 3/4″ square of patterned paper from the Georgia Blues collection.
  • Mat on a slightly larger panel of soft blue cardstock.
  • Now cut a 4″ x 4″ panel of designer paper and double mat on soft blue and navy cardstock. Back with dimensionals.  Center and adhere.
  • Die cut Spellbinders APG Elegant Infinity from patterned paper.  Place dimensionals in the center and sides.  They will show, but we will cover them up with design elements. Center and adhere.
  • Select ephemera bits from the paper collection and arrange to cover the dimensionals behind the die cut.
  • Add some Reneabouquets butterflies and vintage blue buttons to complete the design.
Blue Roses and Butterflies:  A Peek Inside

Cover the inside of the card with more of the pretty papers.  Add pockets.

Tuck in a pretty journal card and a color matched tea bag to turn the card into a gift.

I hope I’ve shared some tips and inspiration that you can use in your next crafty adventure.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Wishing you blue skies and sunshine!

Cheerio,

kathy

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10 thoughts on “Blue Roses and Butterflies

  1. Isabel Borrero-Gonzalez

    Hi Kathy. I hope you had a marvelous Mother’s Day! My favorite color is blue and I’ve been eyeing this paper for a while. Now that I see this beautiful card that you made, it’s tempting me even more. That Spellbinders die is so beautiful. I love, love how your card came out!!!

  2. Susan Steele

    Just simply a gorgeous card! Blue roses and all! Just beautiful! Thanks for sharing this beauty! And these papers are …Wow! Hugs, Suzy Q

  3. Veronica

    I love blue roses! They are the unicorns of flora. Such a beautiful card. The recipients of your work must be so excited when you present them. So pretty!

  4. Claire Gagne

    Another gorgeous card Kathy. Love the color blue on a rose. No reason to have any color rose one would like. Blue may be a bit more challenging to propagate, but on paper its beautiful. Be safe & TYFS

  5. Martie Rollin

    Blue roses demonstrate the definition of the phrase “artistic license.” Anything goes in the world of art!! Lovely card. I, too, have this beautiful paper collection in my inventory. I offer up a change to Sara’s “blue-tee-full”…Your frequently included tea elements deserve recognition: ‘BLUE-TEA-FULL!” Ha! Ha! Couldn’t resist. Well done!

  6. Gena L Krannig

    What a gorgeous card, Kathy! That is such a beautiful paper collection. Although I too have never seen a blue rose, this card gives me hope that there is one out there somewhere. That Amazing Paper Grace die is just stunning on this card with that lovely rose and ribbon and those pretty blue buttons. I love that you add pretty paper to the inside of your cards as well. It makes the card even more special. Thank you for sharing this beauty! Hugs!

  7. Helen Budz

    Beautiful card, Kathy. Like you I love the blues…there must be a blue rose somewhere in the world. Your tutorial gave me the helpful tip for working with die cuts and ephemera to cover dimensionals–so appreciated. Your coordinated tea bag color is just so you! To paraphrase I stamp I have, “you’re the reason I smile today.” tfs-Hugs. Stay well.

  8. Sherry Somers

    Ohhh so pretty. At first I thought the front was a shaker. Its so pretty. I never heard of that tea “Unwind”. I will have to look for it. I am an avid tea drinker and Have tons lol. I like variety.

  9. Sara Barker

    Just blue-tee-full, Kathy! Blue flowers remind me of June when the Lace cap hydrangeas start to bloom in our backyard. What a wonderful layered card with all those pretty details; I love the die cut and how beautiful you’ve accented it with the ephemera, butterflies and blue flower. Gorgeous as always and a great start to my day! I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day and perhaps got to spend some time with your loved ones. Big hugs!

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