Good morning! I have a quick card to share today! When the new Essentials by Ellen release came out on Tuesday I immediately jumped on the stunning Mondo Hydrangea stamp set and it arrived in the mail yesterday!! I didn’t have much time to craft yesterday but I was able to finish one card! 🙂
I stamped the hydrangea and petals onto a piece of Arches cold press 140lb watercolor paper with versafine ink and heat-embossed them with clear powder. Then I added little streaks of color in the centers of the flowers with my zig markers and blended them out with a waterbrush. One of my favorite things about hydrangeas is that variety of shades that can be found within each flower petal so I tried to recreate that effect by mixing and matching a variety of pinks, purples, and blue shades (I’ll list the exact markers I used in the supply list below)! After that dried I added a soft halo of washed out purple using my spectrum noir clear sparkle glitter brush. I scribbled the purple on an acrylic block and picked it up with the spectrum noir brush. I also went over each flower with the glitter brush for a little extra sparkle.
I trimmed down the watercolor paper and adhered it to a dark grey card base. Finally I stamped a sentiment from Paper Smooches with versamark and heat-embossed it on the same dark grey cardstock with white embossing powder. I trimmed the sentiment down into a label shape and adhered it to the card with foam mounting tape! I’m sure I will spend a good deal of my day continuing to play with this stamp set…there are ENDLESS possibilities for this gorgeous hydrangea!
Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you enjoyed my card! Have a fabulous Friday!
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