Welcome to my crafty blog, and a card with a stamp set I’ve only used once so far since getting it – ‘hydrangea haven’ from Stampin’ Up! This seems to be one of those sets that I really like the look of and then struggle to put into practice – does anyone else ever have that problem? I’ve had another go with it as this week’s challenge over at Global Design Project is to CASE (copy and selectively edit) the inspiration card by Susan. She used this stamp set, so I’ve copied that and the sentiment, but edited it with a different layout and the colours from CAS Colours & Sketches.
I started with a piece of white card trimmed down slightly smaller than A6, and stamped the hydrangea outline across it, using ‘bundled sage’ Distress ink for the leaves and varying between ‘lush lilac’ and ‘blushing rose’ for the flower heads. I then used the infill stamps from the set to add the background colour to the flowers and leaves.
I then stamped the sentiment in the ‘bundled sage’ on a spare piece of white card and cut it into a banner shape, attaching it to the topper with foam pads. The topper then went onto a piece of co-ordinating green card before sticking it to the card blank.
I finished by scattering a few pink Glossies around the card to fill in the background.
Thanks for dropping in. I’ll be back tomorrow with another creation and some exciting news (well it is to me…!)