Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spotlighting Hydrangeas

Hello all,
Today I am showing you a card that reminds me Chatham Massachusetts.  Why? Well I visited there a few years ago and FELL IN LOVE with the hydrangeas. The colors are spectacular and vivid like nothing I have ever seen before. To be honest they almost look too good to be real. Especially the ones in Chatham. Well here is my card tonight using the inspiration from Fusion Card Challenge: Floral Fusion.
Entering Challenge
Fusion Card Challenge: Floral Fusion
I hope you like my take on 'fusing' this card... And don't forget to leave a comment. Good, great, or otherwise they are always welcome.

Spotlighting technique. Vellum banner used
not to interfere with the stamped image while
still showing a bit of contrast.
Die Cut 'Celebrate' from Papertrey Ink
is the perfect sentiment for Spring!
Card Size: A2- 4.25" x 5.25"

So here is how I did it.
  1. Cut my card base then white panel
  2. Stamped Jumbo Hydrangea by Stampendous on both the base and panel. Using the masking technique for layering.
  3. Colored the panel using Blendabilities by Stampin' Up! (no longer available). 
  4. Used a tiny drop of Stickles for some sparkle in the middle of the flowers. Set aside to dry.
  5. Added a vellum banner element per the sketch. Chose vellum so not to interfere with the stamped image underneath; yet still adding the texture it needed. 
  6. Die cut the word 'celebrate' spray mounted it and added it to the panel.
  7. Mounted the colored panel on purple CS and adhered to the card.  
And that was it! Really not too hard but the impact wonderful. Well that is all for me tonight take care!!

All the Best,


Dawn T said...

what a great idea to use the panel as a highlight area.. Awesome card and design

Marika said...

Love your card design! Great card!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty with the spotlighting technique - wonderful coloring on your hydrangeas - thanks so much for joining us in the Fusion Challenge Shawna!

Monika Reeck said...

Love your spotlighting so adorable made Shawna...great idea ..great colored and love the add of vellum too..
your cars is really design with great idea
I love love love this one too..
hugs, Monika

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