a single flower…

Welcome to my crafty blog. I decided to have another play with a Stampin’ Up! set that I’ve struggled to get the best out of – ‘Hydrangea Haven’. Am I the only one who has some stamp sets that look great but I find difficult to put into practice? The current theme at Fusion card challenge is ‘lemon hydrangea’ so I thought it was time I gave this set another go. I’ve teamed it with the quote from the new Time Out challenge

I started with a piece of card trimmed to fit a 5×5 card blank, and brushed ‘squeezed lemonade’ Distress Oxide through Claritystamp’s ‘sunshine’ stencil into the lower left corner.

I then die cut lots of the little individual flowers from the ‘hydrangea’ die set in two shades of purple, and glued them into the centre of the stencil to look like a flower head. (Guess who forgot to take a photo at this point…!)

I finished by stamping and die cutting two of the small leaves from the set and glued them into the corner. The final touch was to stamp the quote onto the card, which is an old Claritystamp that I don’t think is available any more.

It struck me that the hydrangea flowerhead was a perfect match for this quote, as it’s made up of lots of individual flowers.

4 thoughts on “a single flower…

  1. I love how you combined so many techniques – stenciling, die cutting, and stamping into one design. Those purple hydrangea just pops against the yellow sunshine too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TIME OUT!

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  2. This is so beautifully designed. Love the colors you chose and how you left it CAS. AND that sentiment.. it’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for joining us at Time out challenge. Hugs ~ Ishani

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