Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Hot Hydrangea

Hi there!

I am so pleased with the way this card turned out. I envisioned a hydrangea blossom in really hot colors, and for fun, I added some patterned papers in the mix, too. Learned the hard way that it is best practice to create this flower on a circle die cut or punch-out, instead of directly on the card base. All the gluing creates unsightly warping and buckling on the cardstock underneath the blossoms. You can see little peeks of a white circle under the tiny flowers, below. I popped up the whole flower head on foam tape by 3M for some dimension.

Those leaves were die-cut from felt, with Avery Elle's Modern Leaves. I scored that die set when iHeartPapers was closing down. I really like the clean, streamlined leaf shape.

The most visible hydrangea florets each got a touch of Liquid Pearls in centers. A small, sweet sentiment from Hero Arts was the only other touch added.

Thanks so much for coming by to say Hello!

Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts Paper: white - Papertrey Ink; Pink Passion, Pretty Ink Pink, patterns - Stampin' Up! Fibers: green acrylic felt - JoAnn's Accessories & Tools: Hydrangea punch - Martha Stewart; Itty Bitty Accents punch (smaller florets); Modern Leaves dies - Avery Elle; yellow Liquid Pearls - Ranger; stylus - McGill; circle die - Spellbinders


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! LOVING how you layered the flowers!!!!!!!

Stella said...

Colleen it's a jaw dropper!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh boy this is pretty!! I like that you used patterned paper!!

Leslie Miller said...

Love all those different papers for the hydrangea! So CUTE! I learned the hard way that too much Stickles will also cause unsightly warping, grrrrrr.

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