Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Mother's Day ~ Happy Hydrangea's

Mother's Day is quickly approaching. I know it is just barely April, but it will be here before we know it. For once, I'm ready!

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers and I know they are one of my Mom's as well. I set out to create this gorgeous flower using the same technique as I used for the Poppy flower centers. It is pretty simple. Stack the punched circles to form a "mountain" and glue these adorable little "clovers" all over. Time consuming.... yes. Worth it.... definitely!

I wanted more subtle colors for the flower, so instead of using colored cardstock, I sponged the colors onto White cardstock. It also allowed me to get a variation in colors.

Cardstock ~ Wisteria Wonder, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding Core'dinations
Ink ~ Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush, Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black
Stamp Sets ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools ~ Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Honeycomb embossing folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits, Paper Piercing  Tool, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, 1" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Sponges
Embellishments ~ Pearls Basic Jewels, white satin ribbon


  1. Very pretty, Melissa! I'm sure your mother will love it! I've thought about creating a hydranga many times's just never made it from my head to paper yet! I may just need to try it now.....thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Stunning! It was our Mother's Day yesterday, I wish I had seen this before I would love to have a go at making it.


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