Monday, June 28, 2021

Pink Hydrangea

Hello Everyone!
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Just popping in with one card today, made for my daughter's 23rd birthday earlier this month.  I happen to love hydrangeas, and when I saw this die release from HoneyBee Stamps, I had to have it!

HoneyBee Stamps Lovely Layers: Hydrangea dies; Verve Small Phrases sentiment stamp; Ranger Glossy Accents; Stampin' Up! Artisan Textures distress stamp

I used three shades of pink cardstock from my scraps organizer.  The darkest pink is in the back, and then a mid-range but still bright...(I think Pink Passion from Stampin' Up!), and a paler version at the top layer.  Once I assembled them for practice, I thought it looked weird, until I added splatters on all of the petals.  I used a Stampin' Up! dotted/distressed stamp from Artisan Textures and used a darker red ink to create the splattered effect.  Do hydrangeas exist in nature this way?  Not sure.  LOL  I just happened to think it looked neat!  

There is one leaf die in this HoneyBee die set.  I cut it out three times from Old Olive cardstock, then used another distressed-type stamp from Artisan Textures in Always Artichoke to give those leaves a variegated look.

A black background, a Verve sentiment and some Glossy Accents 'dew drops' finished it off.

I hope you like it!  Can't wait to try different color combos for the hydrangeas.  Definitely blues and purples!

Hope you have a great day/evening, wherever you are!

God bless you!


Lisa Elton said...

What a gorgeous card for your daughter! That marvelous hydrangea looks striking on the black card base!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Got your post beautiful hydrangea card!

Paperesse said...

Gorgeous hydrangea card, Colleen! I know your daughter loved it.

Leslie Miller said...

Absolutely beautiful, Colleen! What a great die set. My hydranges sometimes get splattery looking when they age. I know you love hydrangeas and I believe you have one or more pink bushes, if I remember correctly. I'm all set up with on my stamping blog, but not on Goldens and Garden. Too many things going on right now. I haven't posted there in quite a while. I follow you on Feedly, so I never miss a post.

Bonnie said...

This pink hydrangea really pops against the black background! So pretty and I'm sure your daughter loves it!

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