Tuesday, July 19, 2011


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.

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Anything Goes
All Sorts Challenge Week #112 -  Free and Easy
Crafts and Me Challenge #43 – Summertime
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
The Pink Elephant Challenge TPE108 – Photo Inspiration


DesignerDiva said...

Super card I love the different shape!

Thanks for sharing your card and your favourites with us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge

Hugs Laurie x

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i have purple/blue hydrangeas in my garden just now and i just love the,. your card reminds me of them .. it is so beautiful
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our favourites challenge
Lisa x

Tanya R said...

Way to go wrapping with ribbon. This is one pretty card. Thank you for playing with The Pixie Cottage.

Nicola said...

Fab card shape and beautiful design!
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Sandra said...

Wonderful card and gorgeus design:) Sandra H

Dan said...

A lovely card and such an interesting shape, really a nice change from the norm! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Julie Z said...

Really pretty Marie. Lovely components & colors. And the grand labels main shape really looks great as the card base. Very pretty!

Mona E said...

Such a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. Hugs...Mona

Karen Howard said...

Very, very pretty! Love how you wrapped it in ribbon. Thanks for sharing with us at The Pixie Cottage! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Karen

Nancy said...

Very pretty card! Love all the pearls. Great ribbon wrapping!
Thanks for playing along at the The Pixie Cottage this week!

Guylaine said...

such a pretty card! like the unusual format
thanks for playing with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday

Trish said...


Cec said...

Very pretty. Love the shape and all the wonderful pearls. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful card!! Love the shape and your take on this weeks inspiration photo. Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!