Here is the sketch
& here is my take on the sketch
My base is a white standard size card (6x4) & I then took a piece of white card that size & embossed it. Then I trimmed the edge with a deckle-edged blade to compliment the base card & cut off a small section at the bottom.
The little stamp I used is from a set of square stamps this size - about 1" - great for inchies. I inked it with royal blue ink & stamped one image then re-stamped without re-inking just slightly overlapping the edge so that there is a definite line. I then repeated this alternating the dark & light blue. This strip was then trimmed to size to match the embossed sheet & cut with deckle-edged scissors also. As I laid it out for checking the fit I didn't like the really really white background it was a bit too clinical. So I dusted the embossed sections with blue chalk putting more in some areas creating an almost marble effect. It needed a little more & I found some little paper roses which I only had in cream - so I painted them with a water brush & watercolour pencil in the same shade of blue.
When this is eventually given to someone I will add a sentiment in the top section - but for the challenge this was enough.
Thank you for stopping by I hope you enjoyed your visit & that you will call again. A comment would be appreciated if you have time.
Edited after posting to add link to Less Is More