Best of Flowers—Baja Breeze Hydrangeas


Best of flowers hydrangeas - two cool

This is my favorite pair of cards from my Best of Flowers card kit going out to my Best of 25 Years club members this month. 

It's actually a CASE of a Because I Care Two-Sheet-Wonder Card project, originally designed by Chiaki Haverstick, that Darla Eigenschink shared with our Too Cool Demo Team a couple years ago.  If you're looking for a great card set gift idea, be sure to check out Chiaki's tutorial: Two-Sheet-Wonder Card Tote.

The images from both sets are so similar and I didn't have a chance to try this project before Because I Care was retired, so I was excited to have the chance to do it again!  

Best of flowers hydrangea 1

I layered the Basic Black card base with a 5-1/4" x 4" sheet of Whisper White that was randomly stamped with the hydrangea in StazOn Black.  It appears a bit lighter only because I was in need of re-inking my pad.  TIP: Always have a refill on hand with the StazOn.  That ink tends to dry quickly on the paper and in the pad. 

Next, I texture
embossed a piece of 3” x 4-1/4” Baja Breeze card stock with the Lacy Brocade Folder Texture Impressions Folder and adhered it to the card with SNAIL.

Best of flowers hydrangea 3

The hydrangea image was stamped onto a piece of 2-1/4” x 3-1/2” Whisper
White card stock, leaving room for a sentiment at the bottom.  I colored the image with Baja Breeze and Lucky
Limeade Markers.  On the flower petals, I kind of dabbed on the color so there were white spaces and not solid color.

Best of flowers hydrangea 2

At the bottom of the piece, I stamped a
Bloomin’ Marvelous (now retired) sentiment in StazOn Black.  Then, I wrapped the
stamped piece with a 1/8” Baja Breeze Taffeta Ribbon, which was tied in a double-knot and trimmed.

Finally, I matted the entire piece onto a 2-3/8” x 3-5/8” layer of Basic Black card stock with SNAIL, and adhered it to the card front
with Dimensionals.

Best of flowers hydrangea 5

I love the look of my horizontal version, too, but I added a little extra something on this one.  Can you see the Dazzling Diamonds on the flower?  Click the image to enlarge it to see the details.  Ooohh, so sparkly! 

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