Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Card Concept #16 - Hydrangea Wedding

Welcome!  It's time for a new Card Concept challenge, and oh, boy, was I excited when I saw the inspiration photo (below my card), as it involves weddings and hydrangeas.  Yippee!

Here's my Classy & Elegant card, as that is my category at the CC --


How 'bout this gorgeous photo below, huh?  Those blue hydrangeas set my heart a-pounding!

Obviously, I chose to center my card around those beautiful blossoms, and the colors in the picture.  I used my Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch a BUNCH of times in soft blue, pale green, and ivory.


Here's a little tutorial on how I did it (and you can tell by these colors that there's another card to post soon!).  I used Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue for this.

1) The hydrangea punch cuts were layered in a random fashion on a circle die cut, using only the larger hydrangeas first:


2) Start adding the tinier ones to help fill in gaps, and also to layer on top of some of the larger blossoms.


3) After you feel you've sufficiently covered gaps with the tiny flowers, add centers on some of the hydrangeas with yellow Liquid Pearls.


You can see what fabulous dimension this technique gives to a "bridal bouquet".  I added some ribbon streamers and a bow to finish it off, with a sentiment from Wplus9's Fresh Cut Wreaths.


There are LOTS of new faces and new changes over at The Card Concept.  We've got something now called a Wild Card Team!  This team will be designing in each of the 6 styles over the course of their term with us.  I'm so excited to see what everyone does!

Thank you SO much for your visit today, and I hope you can join us at The Card Concept with YOUR wedding card!



Stamps: Fresh Cut Wreaths - Wplus9 Paper: Vintage Cream - PTI; Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: moss green, white sheer ribbons - Offray; moss satin ribbon - Anna Griffin Accessories & Tools: Lemon Yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger; circle die - Spellbinders; Hydrangea Punch - Martha Stewart

22 comments:

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Colleen! I gasped when I saw it. The teeny blooms, the yellow centers, everything arranged just so, well, perfectly! And your patience :)
I can't wait to make a wedding card for the challenge"

Marjolein said...

Soft, dreamy, classy... and definitely elegant!
Gorgeous card, love it.
Bye,

Marjolein

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Michelle said...

Wow.... an amazing card! Beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow wowwwwwww! This is gorgeous! Pinning!!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Wow So Beautiful !!

Bonnie said...

This is so you, Colleen! What a beautiful hydrangea (both of them). My youngest daughter's bridal bouquet was very similar to the photo. Her hydrangea were deep purple and silk. She still displays it.

icardeveryone01 said...

Colleen this is just breathtaking! I am a HUGE fan of the Martha Stewart hydrangea punch... you'll soon see as I head down to make my first card for this new-to-me challenge...
=] Michele

Benzi said...

So beautiful, Colleen. I made one of those hydrangeas once and it was time consuming, but worth it.

Sue Lelli said...

I KNEW you would make a hydrangea! GORGEOUS and so YOU, Colleen!

Stella said...

My oh my oh my....Colleen this IS A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!!! Hydrageas are my favorite flower snad I LOVE the magic you created with this punch. You should keep this handmade gem; it must be hard to let it go:)
I am smitten....
XXX

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Colleen, you are The Card Wonder Woman! I did this once on a much smaller scale and it took me ages! This is so impossibly gorgeous!! I think a bride would be tempted to carry this or, at the least, would have it on display at the reception!! Hugs, Darnell

Lisa said...

Sigh...this is absolutely dreamy Colleen. Oh my stars girl what a beautiful wedding card. Frame worthy for sure!!

Yoonsun Hur said...

Beautiful!! So beautiful card! I love the way you made pretty hydrangeas on the card!

Marisa said...

Absolutely STUNNING card, Colleen!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely AMAZING!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

This is just stunning, Colleen! I definitely appreciate the step-by-step since my hydrangea punch hasn't seen any action in a while! And it's like they chose that photo just for you :)

Leslie Miller said...

Classy and elegant for certain! What a lovely card. Looking forward to the next one, now!

nwilliams6 said...

Perfect for a Hydrangea wedding card! Love this and it looks just like a bouquet. Lots of work but totally worth it. Hugz!

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh!!!!! You win ......this is simply stunning!!!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Holy cow, this must have taken forever! Just stunning and what a creatively fabulous idea! Wonderful :)

Shirley said...

TFS the tutorial and the colors are this one are terrific too!

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