Saturday, February 11, 2012

Hydrangea Anniversay Card

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  but the design on the card is mine.


Lynn said...

Perfect time of the year to learn to make dainty flowers. Should be able to make them easily by Spring, Easter and for Mother's Day. Thanks.

Kris McIntosh said...

Your flowers are gorgeous Maria and the card is as well. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

My first visit to your site, I was amazed and excited about there's more than one way to use a punch.

Your cards are lovely.You make making a card looks so easy.

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