Saturday, August 6, 2016

Beautiful SSS Hydrangeas!

Good morning! Sharing a card this morning using the beautiful Hydrangea Petals Wafer die from a recent Simon Says Stamp release. When I received these, I was a little intimidated by them to be honest - but yesterday decided to pull them out and conquer them - and I'm SOOO glad I did! They were WAY WAY WAY easier to use than I expected!

Aren't they beautiful? For this card I die cut all 4 flowers a total of 6 times all out of white cardstock, giving me 16 blooms in 4 sizes. I inked them all up with a foam ink blender and SSS Lavender Dye ink. I love the variation of color that gave them over just die cutting out of solid cardstock. I laid them all out in the design I wanted, then used Glad Press 'N Seal to pick them up and add glue to the back of them. Once they dried, I curled up the edges of everything for dimension - isn't it pretty? 

For the background I used SSS Sea Glass cardstock, and inked up the upper right corner with SSS Maliblue Dye ink and an ink blender before adhering the flowers. Sentiment is heat embossed from Beautiful Ride stamp set in white on black cardstock, then adhered over the top. Finished off with some Pretty Pink Posh Clear Droplets adhered in the center of the flowers with Glossy Accents, and a few white paint splatters.

Also linking up with this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Fabulous Florals:

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  1. This is stunning! The color combo is just beautiful. Love the tip about using Press n Seal.

  2. I love hydrangeas! The inking of the blooms added so much reality and depth to the blooms! So very beautiful! And great tip too! :)

  3. Such a beautiful card!! I love it!!

  4. Gorgeous, beautiful floral card, love those hydrangea blooms and really like how the sentiment pops when you use the black card with white embossing.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.