My Hydrangea, My Inspiration…


Hi, Lakeside Stampers!


I certainly hope all of you are getting out and enjoying the great weather we are having here in New York. Yes, it’s been HOT, but, then again it is summer. For this card I was inspired by the Hydrangea, to the right, that John gave me. I have to admit I do love Hydrangeas.

As it turns in the Stampin’ Up! Hostess Stamp Set, “Because I Care,” one stamp is a Hydrangea. 

Here is the card I made and how I did it. 



Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz, two In-Colors were used for this card along with Whisper White.


First, I cut a piece of Blushing Bride Card Stock to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ and scored it at 4-1/4″. 



 With another piece of Blushing Bride I used my Big Shot and my Oval Die and cut it out. On the oval I stamped the hydrangea from the Because I Care Stamp Set in Concord Crush Ink.  I used my markers because I wanted the leaves in Old Olive and I wanted dabs of Old Olive on the petals for depth. On a separate sheet of Blushing Bride I stamped the hydrangea again using the same colors.


On this sheet I used the 4 petal flower shape from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to cut individual flowers. I then cut out the flower stem and leaves. With my Tombow Multi-Purpose Glue I glued each petal over the oval stamped image. I glued the stem and leaves in the same manner. To each petal I glued a bead.








Here is a real close up of the beads. I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!s new pearls but my order of them didn’t arrive when I made this card.


I then cut a 3″ x 4″ piece of Whisper White Card Stock and stamped it in a random pattern with the flower vine image from the Tiny Tags Stamp Set in Pretty-in-Pink ink.


I layered the Whisper White onto a 3-3/8″ x 4-3/8″ piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock


On top of those I adhered the Blushing Bride hydrangea oval.


On the front and back of the Blushing Bride card I stamped the diamond pattern with the retired Block Stamp Print Pattern using my Blushing Bride Marker.


For the greeting i stamped the image from Oval All in Pear Pizzazz and punched it out with the 1-3/4″ x 7/8″ Large Oval Punch. On a piece of Pear Pizzazz Card Stock I punched out a Extra Large Scallop Oval. I layered the two and glued on one of the punched flowers. 


The “Because I Care” Stamp Set  can be yours with a $150.00 workshop. If you want any of the products used in this card you can order them 24/7 on-line or email me at


Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Hugs,





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