Saturday, March 30, 2013

Purple Hydrangeas

Nothing says spring like a Hydrangea doesn't it?  These beautiful flowers are so gorgeous in real life.  My friend Colleen (Dietrich Designs) had a Birthday recently and she loves Hydrangeas.  It's the first thing you see when your browser opens to her blog!  So I made this card and sent it to her.  She just told me yesterday she received it so I will post it now.  I found that I would rather surprise someone with their card rather then post it first.   So here it is!
Believe it or not I found this Hydrangea image on the internet here.  I have been collecting images and stamps of Hydrangeas for an upcoming project.  I want to have a variety of images in my arsenal.....lol
Martha Stewart Punch around the Page was used for the perimeter and framing of the Hydrangeas inside the card.  Spellbinders for the actual center.  Marianne corner dies at the corners with some Recollection bling.  The Hydrangeas were colored with Copic markers.  Gold seed beads were applied to the centers with Glossy Accents and stickles makes those centers sparkle. 
This is the inside of the card.  I colored and cut another image to compliment the front of the card.  I was just thrilled to learn that Colleen loved it!!!!  Now I know she will forgive me for being a little late with her card....lol  Have a wonderful day everyone.  I will be back soon with more to show you.  I have been working on some really cool things.

17 comments:

Benzi said...

Oh, I know Colleen loved this beautiful card...late or not. The hydrangeas are gorgeous, as is your complete creation. Thanks for the link.

Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Donna Ellis said...

Carol, your friend had to have been so delighted when this was opened! All those layers of hydrangeas - each one stamped and very carefully colored, shaded, fussy cut AND with the added little beads. The incredible layers on your creation are breathtakingly gorgeous, my sweet friend. I'm sure you made up for being a tad late LOL Do you use a sketch, or do your cards come together in beautiful layers as you go? hugs, de

Pinklady 68 said...

A beautiful card!! Love all the punches and dies you have used:-) Lovely color combo too!

Have a happy easter:-)
Hugs Laila.

Simko said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Carol!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It is a BEAUTIFUL birthday card!!!
Mine's next month! LOL!
Sweet Easter chick basket too.
EASTER BLESSINGS!
Warmly,
deb

Marisa said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Carol!! Just love the flower and the fabulous frames around the card. A treasure indeed!

Cards By Jan said...

Wow...is this ever Gorgeous!! I love your wonderful layering!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning flwoer and card Carol.

greetings karin

Chrissy said...

Beautiful card Carol, just gorgeous, so feminine and elegant,love the layering and the edges are stunning.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Carol, photos do not do this card justice. It is just BREATHTAKING in person! The hydrangeas are such a vivid purplish blue hue, with glitter and those little gold beaded centers. I. LOVE. IT! Thank you so, so much for this treasure. It is sitting out in my living room right now with our Easter cards.

Happy Easter and biggest of hugz to you, Carol!

JD said...

How Beautiful!!!!!

Bibiana Martinez-Ziegler said...

SOOO beautiful...Hydrangeas are wonderful
thanks for stopping by my SCS gallery...
have a happy Easter Sunday
Bibiana

Jill Norwood said...

Gorgeous card! I love Hydrangeas! Love the seed bead centers! So beautiful!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--I love hydrangeas, and I love purple, so this card is right up my alley!!! You really did a superb job with this! Happy Easter! hugs--Patty

kathi17 said...

Wow, this is unbelievably gorgeous Carol. Those beautiful dies, and all that paper lace are beautiful, and I love the colors!

Sparkly Engineer said...

Absolultey adore this card. Hydrangea are one of my all time favorite flowers and you made it even more beautiful than it is.

Caroline D. said...

How did I miss this lovely creation before?!! It's just beautiful!! Decorating the inside of the card is always a special surprise for the recipient after they pick up their jaw off the floor upon opening the card.