Monday, December 17, 2012

Pink Hydrangea

I'm taking a break today from Christmas cards to share  a refreshing spring card that I made awhile back for a magazine submission - but sadly, it wasn't picked up.  But I still love this card and hope that you will too!

  1. Die cut the French Lattice from green patterned paper, back with a rectangle, cut to the same size as the die cut in the matching patterned paper.
  2. Hand stitch a seed bead at each intersection of the die cut. To make it easier to line up, poke a hole with the needle from the top towards the bottom, and then bring your needle up from the back and add a bead.
  3. Die cut 15 small flowers, in pink cardstock from the Embellishment #2 die. Cup the flowers using a stylus and foam mat. Cut a small Styrofoam ball in half, and glue flowers onto ball. After glue is dry, add a small pearl to the center of each flower.
  4. Tuck leaves under hydrangea and glue to the center of the card.

Bazzill Cardstock
K&Company  Flora and Fauna Patterned Paper
Want2Scrap Pearls
Toho Seed Beads (1209)
McGill Flower Shaping Tools and Mat
GlueArts : Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac Adhesive
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Fiskars:  Fuse Die Cutting Machine

Small Styrofoam Ball






Sparkly Engineer said...

What a lot of work you put into your hydrangea. Those are one of my favorite flowers and yours is lovely.

Candy said...

Beautiful card! I love hydrangeas!

Caroline D. said...

well... I don't understand why the magazine didn't want it... it's gorgeous! I'm going to try to make a flower like that. Thanks for sharing with us!