Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Two Hydrangea Cards by Sue K

Hi Everyone
Our DT Gal Sue K. has created 2 different cards from the same stamp set showing how very versatile your stamps can be. I hope you enjoy them.
Don't have the right coloured cardstock to match your project, no problem, use your Copics
to create the perfect match.

You're One in a Million Card:

Stamp the Heartfelt creations Hydrangea twice on to Xpress it blending cardstock, and approx 10 of the smallest flowers from the Heartfelt Creations Posy Patch set.
Colour the flowers on one of the hydrangea images and all the 10 individual flowers using BV02, BV13, BV17.  Colour in between the flowers on the main image with BV23. 
Colour all 4 of the leaves with G21, YG63, YG67 AND G28.
Carefully trim around the main image, the extra leaves and the loose flowers.
Cut a circle (132mm diameter) from the white cardstock.
Cut a circle from the black Spotted ‘Tillie’ collection cardstock, trim, and adhere to the white cardstock with the tape runner.
Cut a loop border from Xpress it blending cardstock, colour with copic BV13.
Attach the coloured border over the join in the black and white cardstocks.
Stamp the sentiment using Versafine Onyx black ink.
Attach the additional leaves to the back of the coloured Hydrangea with foam tape, attach the entire image to the white cardstock with foam tape, carefully tucking the end of the stem under the loop border.
Attach the loose flowers with foam dots, randomly over the Hydrangea.  Finish off with some tiny rhinestones in the centre of each flower.
Cut a scallop circle, slightly larger than the circle, from Xpress it blending cardstock.  Colour the outer edge of the scallop circle with Copic marker BV17.
Attach the circle to the scallop with the tape runner.
Cut a card base from a heavy cardstock, using the same die as the front.
Attach the card front to the base with the tape runner.
Enjoy your gorgeous creation!!!


Deepest Sympathy Card:

Cut Xpress it blending cardstock 150mm x 105mm, and 150mm x 50mm.
Using the larger piece of Xpress it blending cardstock, draw two lines with the chisel end of B23 copic marker, one of the lines at approx 7mm from the bottom and the other approx 60mm from the bottom.  These lines will frame the dotted piece, giving the effect of another layer of cardstock without the weight of cardstock.
Next we create the dotted paper, take the smaller piece of the Xpress it blending cardstock, make dots of different sizes using the brush tip of the following markers, B23, B32, B45, B97, Y15, Y19, G21, YG63, BG96.  Keep dotting until you get the piece filled to your liking.  Add this to the card front with double sided tape.
Add the sentiment using Versafine ink.
Cut a doily from Xpress it blending cardstock, colour where it will show underneath the oval that will be on top, with B45.
Cut an oval to suit from Smooth White, layer onto the coloured doily, then add to the card front with foam tape.
Stamp the image onto Xpress it blending cardstock
•    colour the flower petals with B23, B32, B45, B97. 
•    Colour the flower centres with Y15 and Y19. 
•    Colour the leaves with G21, YG63, BG96
•    Colour the stem with E31, E33, E35, E37
Trim the image and add onto the oval with foam dots, finish off the centre of the flowers with a touch of stickles.
Attach the completed card front to a C6 card base.


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  1. 2 stunning cards ... Beautiful colouring as always!

  2. Both cards are so perfectly made, Love them Sue!

  3. OH Sue, these must have taken a good amount of your time. Time well invested though, they are just lovely!


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