Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hydrangea


Today I wasn't sure I would have time to play in my craft room because my DH and I have been working out in the yard. We finally had a beautiful day and it was so nice to be outdoors. 

 I did find this this afternoon to create this card.  I used one of my favorite Heartfelt Creations stamps, HCPC 3301 "Hydrangea/Posy Branch PreCut Set".  In order to make the hydrangea dimensional, I stamped a lot of the smallest posy from the HCPC 3303 "Posy Patch Flowers PreCut Set".   I used three different shades of purple and stamped the flowers with purple ink.  All these flowers can be cut out with the matching Posy Patch Dies.   Two hydrangea images were stamped on white card stock and colored with Copic markers.   I cut the leaves off one, so I could also make them dimensional.  The entire image was cut out to use for the base for the die cut posies.    All the shades of the small individual posy flowers were glued to the stamped hydrangea image.  Purple "Stickles" was added to the center of each flower.

The design paper is from Webster's Pages.  This is a 5.5" square card.  The lace border was created with the Martha Stewart "String Lace" border punches.  It was created using a 6" square piece of card stock then attached to the back of the card. (Oops!  I squished one side of the border and didn't notice until after I posted -- it did flatten out!)   Spellbinder "Parisian Accents" were die cut and added to the top corners and under the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the JustRite "Signs of Life" stamp set.  It was cut out with a scallop Nestie and attached with a dimensional.  One of the mini doily butterflies from the Cheery Lynn die cuts was added to match the butterfly in the design paper.  Tiny black pearls were added to the body.  Additional white pearls and a purple bow were added to complete the card. 

All the products used on this card can be purchased from Joan's Gardens.

Hope you enjoy my card as much as I enjoyed creating it.


13 comments:

Chrissy said...

You lost me after cutting out the flowers as I kept casting my eyes back up to your card, will read again after...this is just stunning.WOW!! So beautiful.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Grace Baxter said...

Selma, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love hydrangeas and your looks so lifelike. It must have taken a long time for you to create this beauty. Lovely!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I can really appreciate the love that go into your flowers! This one is beautiful and so life like! My Hydrangeas are blooming now and I just love them!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh my what a beautiful, beautiful card Selma. How lifelike your flowers always look too. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful creations with us Selma.

Love Sheila xx

Karen W said...

This is gorgeous, I love hydrangeas!!

Rita said...

Wow Selma, your card is absolutely stunning. It must have taken you a while to create . Hugs Rita xx

Olga said...

another gorgeous card, I love the flower, I know it's alot of cutting but man aren't they gorgeous!!!!!

Katrin said...

Какая прелесть! Очень красиво!

Anonymous said...

Just amazingly beautiful!
Jackie

Payne Holler Cards said...

stunning - a lot of time and detail in this one! but what a beauty!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Such a beautiful work of art! Hydrangea's are one of my favorite flowers!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Selma, this is breathtaking!!!

Lee-Anne said...

I came across your blog today and I had to comment on this beautiful card. It is absolutely stunning!

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