Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hydrangea Birthday Card...





Hi there - you know, I can't remember the last time I had a whole weekend off and I didn't have anything planned, I had no one expecting me to be somewhere at a certain time and nothing to do...except whatever I want to do! Yup, that's what I got to do all weekend. So, I did spend quite a bit of it in my crafty room.

I have a card to share with you that I made with one of my newest stamps. It's a stamp by Make and Impression. After you stamp the image there is a blank space where the flower petals go. This entire space gets covered in mini punched petals. The punches are made to match the stamps. Let me tell you, this is a job better
accomplished by someone with shorter fingernails than me! I spent a lot of time just trying to get these just right! I also decided that because my sentiment was the only wordage on the card, I should put a hydrangea on the inside too...I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It's a bit discerning when you stamp the image, color the leaves and see a giant blank, uninteresting space and then you have to make it pretty and interesting. I just love the dimension they give to the card. I took a close up so you can see for yourself!


Challenges:

Color Throwdown #101 - colors pictured above
Cupcake Inspirations #69 - cupcake picture inspiration (I chose the icing color)
DRS Designs July Sketch Challenge - great sketch!

Crafty Recipe:

Stamps: Make an Impression mini hydrangea (and matching punch), DRS Designs sentiment
Inks: Memento tuxedo black, ColorBox blue lagoon, ColorBox blue iris
Paper: Basic Grey Urban Prairie, Bazzill cardstock
Copics: B26, B39, BG000, BG02, G99, YG17, YG63
Other: K & Co. paper lace ribbon, Diamond Stickles, KI navy ribbon, Prima dragonfly

I really hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today!

4 comments:

  1. Fun card...love all the punched out flowers! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge this week!

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  2. This is such a beautiful card. I just love these hydrangeas.

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  3. Very pretty card! What a sweet sentiment!

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  4. What abeautiful card! You did a great job with all the challenges! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs! Good Luck!

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