I’m going to be honest and say that when I first saw the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper (DSP) it didn’t make it to my order wish list. I was definitely attracted by the colour palette that includes Seaside Spray and Highland Heather. I also liked the ‘background’ patterns too. But what put me off was the large flower images. So how odd then that having bought the paper, it’s the large hydrangea patterns that I’ve used the most. Rather than being difficult to work with I’ve actually found these large images the easiest. Today’s quick and easy card is a perfect example of that.
Once again from the Hydrangea Hill DSP pack it was the large hydrangea border design that I picked up first. From the sheet I cut a 3″ x 5″ piece with the flowers creating a border along the bottom. To add some depth to the DSP I took a Blending Brush and added Misty Moonlight ink around the edges. Then using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow) I attached the DSP near the left-hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. To complete this background layer I added a line of three Seaside Spray pearls from the Pastel Pearls pack in the bottom right corner.
Next I used my Paper Trimmer to cut and score some Misty Moonlight Card. I folded it along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder to create my card base. Then with Stampin’ Dimensionals I mounted my assembled background layer onto the front.
Going back to the Hydrangea Hill DSP pack I then pulled out the sheet that is covered with large hydrangea flowers. While this pattern does not include any pink flowers, I thought it would be perfect to coordinate the other elements of my project.
First I cut a 2-1/4″ x 6″ piece and glued it to the flap of a Whisper White Medium Envelope. Then with Paper Snips I trimmed of the excess using the edge of the flap as a guide.
My second piece of this pattern was cut 3/4″ x 5-1/4″ and glued down the right hand edge of a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Whisper White Card. Then I fixed this layer inside the card base.
In no time at all I was ready for my sentiment. After some consideration I eventually chose “To an incredible woman” from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set.
First, using Misty Moonlight ink I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Thick Whisper White Card. Then I punched it out using the Label Me Fancy Punch. Finally I completed my project by attaching the sentiment to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
This card probably took less that 15 minutes to make from start to finish. It’s a great example of how the right patterned paper can do most of the work. Use a different sentiment and it could be perfect for almost any occasion. What do you think?
BUNDLE BONUS – I bought the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in a bundle with the coordinating Hydrangea Dies (not used today) using a single ‘bundle’ item number. This meant I saved 10% off the cost of buying the two items separately. I’ve included a link to the bundle in case you want to explore this option.