Hi Elizabeth Craft Designs friends. It’s Annette Green with the Susan’s Garden Team to share a thank you card I made with Susan’s Hydrangea Garden Notes die. I was inspired by all the lovely hydrangeas we saw on our recent family vacation to Tokyo, Japan. They are growing everywhere! All different colors are in bloom along the sidewalks, near the rail tracks, and of course in the fabulous gardens. (If you’d like to see some photos of these lovely flowers in Japan, please visit my blog.)
We met my friend Kyoko for lunch one day and she took us shopping, so I created this thank you card for her. Let me share how I made it.
- Onto White Soft Finish Cardstock, rub several shades of blues and light purple from the Susan’s Pan Pastel Kit 2.
- Die cut the flower petals from Step 1, and cut the stems and leaves from Olive Twist cardstock. Follow Susan’s instructional video for tips on assembly. [Tip 1: Adhere the petals around the perimeter first and set aside to dry before adding the remaining petals.]
- Adhere the remaining petals to the centers of each. [Tip 2: Snip away the stem portion if you’d like to create more hydrangea clusters to fill out your design.] [Tip 3: I like to build my flowers separate from my card base so I can move them around until I’m happy with the composition.]
- Cut a card base from black cardstock for a 5″ x 7″ card. Adhere desired papers and ribbon.
- Die cut two photo corners from the Tags & More 1 – Lace die, back them with black cardstock and adhere to top corners of card. Add a stamped chipboard square and ribbon.
- Adhere the hydrangeas to the card as desired and fill in with the prepared leaves.
- You can add a dot in the center of each petal if desired. I opted not to.Here’s another look at finished card. The hydrangea is a very easy flower to create, and makes a very pretty and impressive looking cluster. Just like in Japan!
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