Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hydrangea Anniversary Card - Stamping 411

This card is based on the challenge sketch with Stamping 411 here
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Basic Black
Papers: Marina Mist, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Springtime Vintage Designer Series
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, 5/8" marina mist satin ribbon, antique brad, Full Heart punch, Small heart punch, stylus, pearls, stampin dimensionals

The flowers were made using the Full Heart punch.  A piece of Bashful Blue card stock was folded in half -only the top half of the heart punch was used to punch out the flower.  Two of the petals formed this way make one hydrangea flower.  I used the small heart punch in the same way to make the smaller flowers.
Each flower petal was sponged with Marina Mist ink.  After the ink was dry, I dry embossed the middle of each petal with a stylus to shape it, and then pinched the ends.  The 2 petals were then attached one on top of each other with a dot of tombo glue, and a pearl was put in the center. The flower was attached to the card with a Stampin dimensional.
The leaf was cut with a pair of scissors along a folded line of a piece of Old Olive card stock.  After cutting, I serrated the edges with the scissors and drew lines in each leaf with a stylus to imitate veins.  The edges and  veins of each leaf was sponged with Old Olive ink.
Here is a close up of the flowers and the leaves.

I first saw these flowers made on a You Tube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIgY34JGpCE  but the design on the card is mine.

16 comments:

Charlene said...

Your card is so beautiful! I love the Hydrangeas you made!

Kathy the Teawife said...

Very clever! I adore hydrangeas, and these look like the real thing. Your tutorials and ideas are always so wonderful. Thanks for taking the time to show us.

Debbie Martin said...

Love this card! Nice flowers again!

Selene Kempton said...

your flowers are delicious looking. I love your sponging. They are so realistic. Great color balance and the satin ties it all together perfectly!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Oh how pretty!!!

Jen said...

Wow! These flowers are fab!

gbarron56 said...

wow, maria -- this is just gorgeous! Your flowers are to die for! Great job!!!! Thanks for playing along with the 411 Operators this week! Blessings, Gretchen

Kerin said...

Oh my these flowers are gorgeous!!! The springtime feel of this card is just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with Stamping 411 this week :)

Dale Morin said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers.

designbydonna said...

Just a simply gorgeous card. I love how you did the flowers. They are so pretty.

Bev said...

this is really pretty Maria

Tiffany Bauer said...

This is really pretty!! I love those flowers!! Awesome job!!

Connie said...

Wow...wonderful flowers! Love your card. Thanks for playing along!

Cookie said...

I lOVE this card----------thanks for the ideas...
www.longaberger.com/cookiesheldon

valita said...

please don't forget to link me back ;) Valita

Hydrangea Flower Arrangements said...

Wow! This is absolutely a pretty hydrangea card. Looking forward to making this one too this weekend. Thanks for sharing this post!

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