Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hydrangea Blessings

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Happy Saturday, everyone!! I was so excited to start my three-day-weekend that I jumped out of bed and headed to my stamp room!! I was so happy to be able to play along with the Splitcoast Inspiration Challenge today, which is one of my faves! This week's challenge is to find inspiration from the Oopsy Daisy site.....this beautiful wall hanging was the perfect nudge I needed to try out the new Hydrangea single stamp, just released yesterday by Our Daily Bread designs. The colors in the wall hanging remind me of my forgotten pack of Basic Grey Wisteria paper, which then led me to my retired pack of SU Almost Amethyst cardstock.

The photo above shows how I stamped the Hydrangea image three times in order to create a 3d effect. I wanted to cut out two of the three blooms to pop up, so to make it easier to follow while cutting, I colored the sections first, then cut them out. Using foam tape, I created three levels to the image. (Click on the photo for a closer look!) I used the extra pieces of the image to punch out a butterfly with a Martha Stewart the butterfly 'trail' I pieced together from five previous flourishes' leftovers......I sure don't like anything to go to waste!! :)

Here is a close up which shows the "Illuminate" Smooch paint in the center of the blossoms, plus check out the amethyst doily which I cut out with my new French Pastry doily die from Cheery Lynn Designs. These dies are so awesome...I love how easy the little details cut out!!

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: 'Hydrangea' (The Garden Collection) and the sentiment is from the 'Sweet William - Small' set;
Cardstock: SU Almost Amethyst and Whisper White;
Designer Paper: Basic Grey 'Wisteria';
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, SU Almost Amethyst, Pear Pizazz, Old Olive, and Early Espresso;
Accessories: 'French Pastry' doily by Cheery Lynn Designs, Spellbinders Circle Nestabilities, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Paper Piercer and template, 'Illuminate' Smooch Paint, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, foam tape, sponge dauber;
Technique: Paper Tole, Paper Piercing;
Size: 5-1/2 x 5-1/2.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a blessed weekend!!!


Candace said...

Angie, that is gorgeous!!! I just love hydrangeas!

Donna said...

Hi Angie,
This is such a beautiful card! I have a large hydrangea planted in my yard which is so beautiful when in full bloom. Your card captures the beauty of these lovely flowers so well. TFS
Donna G

Karen W said...

Just gorgeous and I love those dies also.

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love how you layered these! What I think is fabulous is that you cut the butterfly out of the extra - looks great!! Hugs

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Angie, this card and all your cards are absolutely breathtaking. I feel honored to be the recipient of one of them. I will always treasure my card. ~ Abby