Monday, 25 February 2019

Full Hydrangea...

Happy Monday,

I hope you all enjoyed the weekends shows as much as I did thank you to everyone who lived the flower collections!  Today I am sharing a project made with the cut and emboss folder and the Hydrangea die set.  I love the fact you can use this flower for so many different things, here I've used it as a full hydrangea as well as for the spray of little flowers around the top corner.

I used the 4 smaller flowers form the die plate, shaded in ocean and mint Izink dye based ink pads, to make the full flower using a section of a styrofoam ball to give the circular base for the flower.  I hot glued these on working form large at the top to smallest at the edges.  I the  added centres using ranger enamel accents in yellow.

The spray around the top right corner is made with the fourth and fifth flowers from the plate.  The leaves are my rose leaves die set cut and shaped to add interest around the edge.

I added these to a frame made with my snowblower cut and emboss folder shaded with izink gold texture paste ( I demoed this technique on the show)

I love the simplicity of this card.



  1. Hi John
    Loved this card when I saw it on the show ,it looks even better close up.I really enjoyed the shows .Thanks for sharing all you inspiration.

  2. Morning John, such a beautiful sample and the show was brilliant. You are such a talented person and with a heart of gold xx.

    Learnt from Martine Smith workshop yesterday how to make the little buds from your poppy dies, wow, I loved it, we saw the card on your Hochanda show recently.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  3. Great shows John. Love the stamping/ die cutting system. Hope Ang has some next weekend.
    The hydrangea on this sample is beautiful.

  4. Hi John
    A beautiful card. A wow hydrangea!
    B xx

  5. Hi John,
    oh my word what a very gorgeous and stunning creation.
    The flowers and leaves are so excellently created and thcolours are so pretty.
    Love the sheen on those leaves.
    As always a excellent design.
    Lots of crafty regards. Jenny L.

  6. Good morning John Gorgeous card I love the tiny flowers especially

  7. Oh John this is a stunning card I love it. Those flowers are just gorgeous. The colours are amazing. Have a great week. I know you will be busy. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  8. This is a gorgeous card John. Have watched all the shows on Rewind and enjoyed them. Lots of techniques to learn there. Thank you. Take carexxx

  9. This is stunning, John.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Morning John loved and recorded your shows,got the one day special ,inks and other bits, can't wait for them to arrive
    Got to get those rose leaves
    Take care John

  11. Hi John, Yes the shows were great and full of inspiration. Love the card the colours are beautiful.Stay healthy and happy,
    Lots of Love Barbara D xxx

  12. This was one of my favorites. They are lovely flowers and the color is wonderful. I have several hydrangea bushes in my yard but not this color (a shame).
    Stephanie K

  13. Thanks John! - cant wait for them to arrive and get making! X

  14. Hi John, great shows and demos. Just had to order your new dies and that wonderful paper, anc the inks, who could resist, especially because they came with the storage. Looking forward to receiving them.
    Annette x

  15. Just stunning John I missed you yesterdabut couldn’t not comment on such beautiful work you are so gifted John
    Love June Horrocks xxxxxx

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