Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Yellow Roses

Hello, friends!
Another simple birthday card to share today (yesterday's card was similar) using a few of my favorite things:

pearls, anything Anna Griffin, a bit of K & Co., and a clean design, to make my heart happy. :-)

A little bit about yellow roses....
Long associated with the sun and its life-giving warmth, yellow is the age-old spokes-color for warm feelings of friendship and optimism. In many Eastern cultures, the color represents joy, wisdom and power. But while any yellow flower will send a lighthearted message, the history of the yellow rose in particuar has an optimistic, serendipitous character that really makes it the complete package.
By the 18th century the worldwide love of roses was in full swing, but they were only cultivated in shades of pink and white. At last, the elusive yellow rose was discovered growing wild in the Middle East, and the European love affair with yellow roses was born. The early yellow rose lacked the sweet scent for which the rose is famous, however, which was not to be tolerated. So, as cultivation methods were developed and refined, the beloved sweet-and-spicy rose scent was soon introduced and the yellow rose achieved all its optimistic and aromatic glory.

Stamps: sentiment - Blessings - Verve Paper: patterns - Julianne - K & Co.; Sahara Sand - Stampin' Up! Accessories & Tools: yellow rose sticker - Anna Griffin; pearls - Recollections; corner rounder, Postage Stamp border punches  - Fiskars


Leslie Miller said...

Another gorgeous combination! You have the most beautiful papers and stickers. I have always loved yellow roses or yellow anything, really. Such a friendly and cheerful color.

Stella said...

Elegant, chic and very stylish. Colleen you are talented and this card shows it. I love your feminine style. Which is definitely not my forte but I love to look at your cards!

Lisa Elton said...

It makes mine happy too, so pretty Colleen! Love the sprinkling of pearls too!

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