Monday, June 18, 2012

Hydrangea birthday card

Isn't this a gorgeous hydrangea stamp? My inspiration for this card came from Nicole Heady with the stamps being designed by Maile Belles, who always has the nicest designs.

I stamped an all-over background pattern in beautiful "real-life" hydrangea colors, filled in the white spaces with the adorable smaller flowers and leaves.  I then stamped the sentiment on a white panel and framed it with a smidge larger die in the lavender paper.  An added textured green panel grounds all of the floral images.  I've been hoarding my satin pleated ribbon (yes definitely hoarding not yet used), but decided to finally use it and splurged using not one, but two rows to offset the center panel.  I really like the way it stands out.

What do you think?  I'd love to hear your take on this card, I really appreciate all your comments.

Stampin' Up card stock Lavender Lace & Whisper White
Inks:  S.U. Lavender Lace, Lucky Limeade & Concord Grape
Stamps, S.U. Happiest Birthday Wishes (1 of 2) & PTI Happy Hydrangea
Die, PTI Mat Stack #1 and Layerz Mat Stack


onecraftymama said...

EEK! Absolutely gorgeous is what I think! See, you weren't 'hoarding' the pleated ribbon. You were waiting for the right creation...and my goodness, it's absolutely stunning here. Love the colours & classic layout, and the ribbon just pops :)

Diane - said...

Nancy this turned out gorgeous. The colors are perfect and I know how you feel about the pleated ribbon. I'm so bummed they retired it!!!! OMG... I should have got more! Hugs.