For this months Inspiration Sketch #77, the neutral colors really struck me and I have wanted to make hydrangeas for a long time now so it was the perfect challenge to get me going on the hydrangeas.
Here is card I designed. As you can see, I stuck with the neutrals with a splash of green.
The main card is Crumb Cake with a Very Vanilla base. I sporadically inked up parts of the Dictionary stamp with Crumb Cake ink and stamped the Very Vanilla base. Then I used a sponge and colored in parts of the base and the edges of the base with Crumb Cake ink to give it a washed look.
For the flowers, I cut them out of creped filter paper using the Floral Fusion thinlits die (the medium and small flowers). Then I sprayed the medium sized flowers with a combination of crumb cake reinker and alcohol using a stampin spritzer and for the smaller flowers I used early espresso reinker and alcohol. The flowers dried in just a few minutes so I was able to put the card together in one day!
While the flowers were drying I stamped the leaves image from the Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set using versamark and heat embossed them with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. I stamped 2 leaves on the bottom-left corner and one on the top-right.
Once the flowers were dry I adhered them to each other using glue dots and then I put a glue dot onthe card and added the flowers. This way I could scrunch the flowers a little as I added them to the card to give them a more natural look.
Once the flowers were on the card I added the pearls to the center.
The butterfly is also created using creped fiilter paper. I sponged some filter paper with So Saffron ink and then stamped the butterfly from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and punched out 4 butterflys using the bitty butterfly punch.
The greeting is also from the Simply Sketched stamp set. I stamped this in Early Espresso onto Very Vanilla cardstock and made a flag. I mounted the Very Vanilla flag onto Crumb Cake for added contrast.
I am happy with my hydrangea look! The creped filter paper is fun to play with. I can't believe I haven't used it until now. I made three different projects with them lately! I guess I have to purchase more!
Have a wonderful day!
Stamp Sets: Dictionary background stamp, Simply Sketched (hostess set), Papillon Potpourri
Big Shot: Floral Fusion thinlit die
Colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Creped Filter Paper, sponge, Basic Pearls, Wild Wasabi embossing powder and VersaMark, Bitty Butterfly Punch