The Smallest Things

Happy “unofficial” start of summer!  I say it’s official as I’m tired of the damp, dreary spring we had.  I hope you have some fun plans for Memorial Day.  I will be spending some time in the garden.  I’m a little behind on the vegetable planting so I must get them in the ground this weekend then I will work on the flower pots.

Speaking of flowers, that is the theme of one of the challenges that I am entering this card in.  I was delighted to see flowers as the theme of the Stamp, Ink, Paper #49 challenge.  I’ve combined this with the color challenge at the Global Design Project #37……

SIP-Challenge-49-Flowers-800-768x994   GDP037

I wasn’t sure how to translate these colors into a flowery card but I think my sweet little blooms do the trick.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-05-25-2032)

This is such a nice sentiment that I wanted it to be the focal point of the card. The sentiment is from a new set in the upcoming Annual Catalog called Layering Love.  The card base is Island Indigo with a mat of Mint Macaron and Very Vanilla.  The edges of the Very Vanilla are stamped with a stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set in Tip Top Taupe ink.  I find it very difficult to sponge edges.  They just never turn out the way I like, so this was a great alternative.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-05-25-2032)

The sentiment is stamped in Island Indigo and cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits.  I cut two more edges of the same framelit in Island Indigo and Tip Top Taupe cardstock to frame the sentiment.  The sweet little flowers are from the Petite Petals stamp set and stamped in Island Indigo ink and colored using a blender pen.  I layered two flowers for a little more dimension and added a pearl to the center.  The leaves are cut from Mint Macaron cardstock using the Bird Builder punch.

Watermarked Photo (2016-05-25-2035)



The inside sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set and stamped in Island Indigo.  I just added a few more little flowers to the bottom.


Watermarked Photo 5 (2016-05-25-2034)

Just a few more little flowers stamped to the front of the envelope completes card!





Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope that you have a fantastic weekend with family and friends!

Until next time,




  1. Just beautiful, Rosanne! I actually just said the words, “Ahhh! That’s so beautiful.” 🙂 Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Global Design Project color challenge!

  2. This is so pretty Rosanne! Love the layers and touch of timeless texture!

  3. Lyn Wallan-Smith

    Wow this is gorgeous <3

  4. A very pretty card, Rosanne. Thank you for playing with us at Global Design Project this week.

  5. Love, love, love your card. It’s beautiful

  6. Rosanne, this is just gorgeous! I love the timeless textures stamping around the perimeter! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper for our challenge this week!

  7. Rosanne, i love blues. Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink paper. Carolyn xx

  8. Pretty card!! I especially like all the layers, I like the colored flowers and the sentiment choice. Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper.

  9. Beautiful card!! I especially like all the layers. The flowers are also pretty, and I love the sentiment choice!! Thank you for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper!!

  10. What a lovely card, Rosanne. I love your idea of using a stamp rather than sponging…great look! The colors are great and those little flowers make it just perfect. I’m definitely going to CASE this one! Thank you for sharing.

  11. So pretty! Thanks for sharing, I love the stamped border too!

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