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!


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!


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

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

  3. Very pretty card! What a sweet sentiment!

  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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