I love this new Hydrangea image from Our Daily Bread Designs. This is one of my favorite summer flowers. The variation of colors in these flowers always amazes me and I have wanted one of these plants for a long time. I finally have one in my front yard and it blooms so beautifully.
I needed a card for our shoebox project at my local stamp club so I made this shaped card using Spellbinders Grand Labels Four. I wanted to use this distressed looking pink paper so I used a white card base and layered it on the front. Our shoebox theme was “pocket” so I cut a size smaller die from white cardstock and used just the end to create the pocket at the bottom. I embossed it with an embossing folder and did not use adhesive along the top edge so the message tag could be tucked inside. It is made using a sentiment from ODBD Large Scrapbook Words. I stamped it in rose ink and layered it on a black label cut out with a die.
The Hydrangea image was stamped and heat embossed three times in white on lilac colored cardstock. Then I used chalk to add color and shading. I cut these out and layered them on the top left side of the card, using foam tape to pop up the top image. For embellishment I tied ribbon around the card at the top of the pocket and added pearls.
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge – Embossing
All Sorts Challenge Week #112 - Free and Easy
Crafts and Me Challenge #43 – Summertime
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #41 – Summer
Moving Along With The Times Challenge #107 – Favorite Things (Flowers, Pearls, Embossing, Ribbon, Spellbinder Die)
Phindy’s Place Challenge #64 – Pretty Pastels
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #78 - Wrap It In Ribbon
Stamp and Create July Challenge - Ribbons and Bows
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #76 - Embossing
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE108 – Photo Inspiration