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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Rachel Tolbert says
This card is so pretty! I love the way the petals are falling from the main flower, and I love the sentiment.
Helen Gullett says
What a beautiful hydrangea… Such a lovely color too!
Mateja P says
Love this card. Beautiful colouring 🙂 Have a great weekend 😉
Hey Jess, oh so pretty! You’re coloring is always so gorgeous, the colors are perfect. Hydrangeas are my absolute most favorite flower of all time. I got married in April and they don’t bloom till August where I live, I wanted them in all the bouquets. I drove my poor mom and florist crazy, needless to say they had to be ordered at a heafty price. That sounded a little bridzilla, I promise I wasn’t, lol. Thanks for sharing, it brought back priceless memories. 🙂
hey there jess… absolutely gorgeous hydrangeas:) we have a big bush of them that grows in summer and it spreads up to our deck with gorgeous variegated color flowers.. so gorgeous! thanks for taking me down memory lane:) sending love…
Love your card. The beautiful hydrangea is so bright and pretty. I love your coloring.
Celeste Goff says
Love the gorgeous colors with all of the shimmer and light glow!
Ava Gavloski says
Great presentation of the stamps
Lisa Bzibziak says
So beautiful! I do love hydrangeas and they are one of the plants I miss now that I live in the desert… the way you colored it is so beautiful…