Monday, April 8, 2013

Let's Celebrate Spring with a Pretty Hydrangea

The other day I was in a store and I saw these pretty potted hydrangeas.  The flowers were not in full bloom so they were "blue green" in color.  Right then and there it hit me that I had a very similar color palette on my work table back in the studio.  I had made some backgrounds with alcohol inks and I then knew that I could use them to make my very own paper hydrangeas!

I used the Impression Obsession Hydrangea stamp and die sets and went to town!  I really enjoy cutting out the pieces and then layering it all together!  I get lost in the whole process and find it so relaxing.

The die set comes with everything you need to make one flower.  I stamped the stem and the leaves and die cut them out.  I then cut out the background piece for the flower which I then layered all the little flowers on top. (A wonderful time saver is when you cut the little flowers.  That die cuts 8 flowers at a time.)

This is a close up of the detail!  

I also gave the flower dimension by adding two layers of foam tape behind the center and then only one layer of foam tape on each of the sides.  This gave the flower a curved look.

Lastly I used a Viva Decor pearl pen to add pearls to the centers of the little flowers and some stickles on the leaves.

Everyone who has seen this card just loved it and went over to the peg board to get the dies and stamps!  Let me know it you want a set, as these are going like hot cakes!

Thanks for stopping by,

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