Sunday 5 January 2014

The thinking of you blues

It's Sunday, which can mean only one thing - it's my day to provide some inspiration with all the lovely stock that will soon be available again when we re-open the doors at Make the Day Special Stamp Store.  Whilst the store is closed we're still running an active blog so do follow us to get your daily dose of inspiration.

For my project today I've been inspired by a couple of challenge - winter blues colour theme at Less is More and Die Cuts at Addicted to CAS and for some reason this led me to a sympathy card.

I used my favourite floral set from WPlus9 - Fresh Cut Florals - the add on set to which is currently winging its way across the Atlantic ready to be stocked in the store :-D   I can't wait to get my hands on some more flowers!  I stamped the flowers in blues and the leaves in that blue-green colour of the lambs ear plant (not sure of the real name but I used to love rubbing the white furry stuff off it as a kid!) and then die cut them all out using the matching die set.  I then played florist and arranged them all in a die cut floral urn (Joanna Sheen), using the florists trick of 1, 3 and 5.  I mounted the whole thing on a woodgrain embossed background (sizzix) and then added a sentiment from the same stamp set on a blue-green banner.

I'm not sure such blue flowers really exist but I'm using my artistic licence!


  1. bit of green sneaked in tara but fabulous anyhow :-)

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    Less Is More

  2. It's much more green-blue irl I promise ;-)

  3. I'm lovin' the floral arrangement Tara - the colours are beautiful.
    Thank you for joining in the ATCAS challenge - hope we will see you again.
    Sylvia x

  4. So pretty with your Die cut flowers and vase. TFS and playing with us in the ATCAS Die Cuts Challenge. Hugs, Nancy

  5. So pretty! Love your bouquet of flowers and it looks stunning against the woodgrain background. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

  6. Gorgeous card Tara and I love the gorgeous colors you chose. I wouldn't mind getting that bouquet. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at ATCAS and good luck.


  7. Your artistic license worked beautifully!!

  8. Tara, this is STUNNING! LOVE the gorgeous blues! This is beautiful! :)

  9. This is terrific Tara,
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  10. Looks fantastic Tara..... i hope JS appreciates our product plugging too :0)
    Jenny x


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