Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Hydrangea Birthday Card

I just received this hydrangea stamp in the mail and couldn't wait to start playing. I was inspired by Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge to make my own background, which I did using a script stamp. Additionally, it's impossible to see in the photo, but I folded the back-most background paper a couple of times to give the card some nice dimensio. It's very pretty in real life.

Another thing I did, which I didn't take a picture of, is I stamped the hydrangea on the inside of the card but did not color it. I saw that on someone's blog (I look at so many I can't keep them straight), and thought that was a great idea. (I'm sure most of you have already done this a million times--I'm still learning!)

This card came together very quickly, and I made myself stop to keep it from beoming too much. Best of all, it qualifies for the following challenges:

Everybody Art Challenge -- blue, green and brown
Tuesday Morning Sketches -- anything goes
Lexi's Creations -- birthday
Cowgirl's Sunday Challenge -- make your own background


Basic Grey "Phunky Phlorals" digital paper printed out
Inkadinkado hydrangea stamp
Inkadinkado script stamp
Martha Stewart border punch
SVG Cuts Swirlies file
Stampendous pearlized blue embossing powder
Inkadinkado black dye ink
Distress Tea Dye ink


  1. Gorgeous card & envelope!Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week!

  2. Really beautiful card with matching envelope! I just really love hydrangeas!
    Great vintage look!
    Thanks for playing along at cowgirl sunday challenge!

  3. What a beautiful card! That stamp is just lovely! Love that you decorated the envie too! Thanks for playing with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  4. Just beautiful, i love the background you've created and having the matching envelope makes it even more special! Thanks for joining us at CSSC, good luck and hope to see you again soon
    Claire xx

  5. Great how you made a matching envie too!! Woohoo~ Thanks for stoppin' over to the ranch and playing with the Posse at CSSC!

  6. Absolutely stunning!! The paper pleating really does add extra dimension :D Thank you for joinig us at Cowgirls Sundays XXX

  7. Beautiful card Ms. Peterson, the little details as folding the card and rolling the edges make the perfect finishing touches to your beautifully coloured image and the envelope insert is just fab.

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at CSSC. :-) xx

  8. Your card is just stunning. Love the background and layering. I will have to try stamping the image on the inside..sometimes we forget to decorate the inside too as well as the envelope-clever! Thanks for playing at CSSC, good luck.

  9. So soft and pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  10. wonderful card !!thanks for joining in our challenge.
    hugs tina46

  11. Oh WOW! This is beautiful!
    Thank you so much for joining us at BG Challenges!
    Hugs,t and the BG Challenges DT!