Els van de Burgt Studio Silk Microfine Glitter Soft Finish Cardstock

So Sweet – Garden Notes Hydrangea from Susan’s Garden

February 17, 2017

Wishing all my friends and fellow crafters a very good day.

Where I live the spring season is in full bloom, marking the end of a hard winter season and the beginning of fresh sunny weather ahead. The spring season brings vibrantly colored flowers that dot the fields and gardens. Flowers brighten our lives with their beauty. One such flower is the hydrangea – also known as the water flower. Hydrangeas signify heartfelt emotions, gratitude and thanksgiving to one you care for, as well as abundance and prosperity. With these emotions in mind I have created this card with the hydrangea as the central theme.

1. Create a side-fold card base from White Soft Finish Carddstock. Add a pink Postage Stamp Rectangle. Use the Flower Stage it Stencil  on Soft Finish Cardstock for the next layer. Highlight the petal background using modeling paste topped with Cool Diamond Glitter Silk Microfine Glitter to celebrate the season.

2. Create the Hydrangea flowers with the Garden Notes Hydrangea 2 die set. Shape and complete them, following Susan Tierney-Cockburn’s video tutorial. Soften and age the petals with Rose Madder Archival Ink and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. Color the leaves with Fern Green Archival Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Ink. Note: Add a single Prill or a dot of dimensional paint to the center of each individual floret. (Some of the hydrangeas are full multi-floret ‘heads’ while some single florets will be glued along the leaves and on top of the ivy vines in step 4.)

3. Use the Garden Notes Ivy Vine die set to cut the ivy leaves. Shape them, then shade and color with Fern Green Archival Ink and Peeled Paint Distress Ink.

4. Refer to the photos for placement of all elements. Layer and glue in place as shown or as you prefer. Spatter with Lindy’s Magicals or other pigments, paints, inks or spray mists of choice for additional sparkle, to create an added vintage effect, and to visually tie things together.

5. Finish the card with a stamped sentiment like “You’re so sweet” from the General Sentiments Clear Stamps set.

6. Present the card to someone special, someone who’s with you through thick and thin.

I hope you all like this creation of mine. Wishing all of you a Happy Spring Season.

Visit Elizabeth Craft Designs for the dies I used and many other wonderful products.

Have a great day!!!


Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:

Soft Finish Cardstock

Garden Notes Hydrangea 2

Garden Notes Ivy Vine

Postage Stamp Rectangles

Kids Choice Glue

Susan’s Garden All Metal tool Kit

Stage it Stencil – Flower

Cool Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

General Sentiments Clear Stamp set

Other supplies:

Modelling paste

Lindy’s Magicals pigments

Archival Ink – Rose Madder, Fern Green, Black (for sentiment)

Distress Ink – Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany








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  • Reply Jeanette Fortin February 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

    how I love those flowers and card

  • Reply jeanette horner February 19, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    This is one of the prettiest cards i hve seen lately. Very creative and beautiful.

    • Reply Shalini Pahwa February 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Dear Jeanette, Thank you so much for appreciating my work. Regards

  • Reply Nancy Yoder February 17, 2017 at 2:54 pm

    Stunning, beautiful, breathtaking! I thank you for your inspiration. Also I like the way u cut the postage die diagonal! Bet this card is not an A-2 size, but larger. Great idea to add more interest.

    • Reply Shalini Pahwa February 18, 2017 at 1:28 pm

      Thank you soo much for appreciating the concept. Card size is 5.5″x7″

  • Reply Lindi February 17, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    Thankyou for sharing your gorgeous Hydrangea card, absolutey love it…

  • Reply judi kauffman February 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    Those hydrangeas look like they grew in my grandmother’s garden. What a lovely project!

    • Reply Shalini Pahwa February 18, 2017 at 1:21 pm

      You made my day by leaving such a sweet words. Love You

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