Friday, May 20, 2016

Hydrangea Dream

I have been very lax in my card making the last month or so.  We have been doing over our kitchen, replacing the original cabinets and everything else there.  We love the results, but it took us a good 2 months, and then another 2 weeks to spring clean the rest of the house when it was finally finished!  So now I'm all ready to get back into making cards.  I chose my favorite Hero Arts flower stamp and watercolored a panel after heat embossing it in white:

Hydrangea Dream

supplies: ivory, black, and periwinkle cardstock, watercolor paper, Hero Arts Hydrangea, blueprint sketch, mowed lawn, and tumbled glass distress inks, water, die-cut sentiment from Simon's June Card Kit, May Arts periwinkle seam binding ribbon, Winnie & Walter Audrey Cutaways scalloped die

As always after a break, I find it tough to get started again, so I chose this wonderful stamp and my favorite colors to ease back in.  After embossing the image, I couldn't stamp a sentiment over it, but timing is everything - my mailman delivered the new Simon June Card Kit today, and I thought the sentiment die inside was the perfect solution!  I think that ribbon is dreamy, so it works for me!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by for a visit today!

9 comments:

  1. beautiful card Lin - that hydrangea always comes thru doesn't it!! and happy new kitchen - bet it's gorgeous!

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  2. This is beautiful, Lin! Glad to see you again! Enjoy your kitchen!

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  3. I love that Hydrangea stamp too Lin and combined with your love of blue it is perfect! I have not done anything for over a month and am also trying to get back into the swing of things!

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  4. Oh, how I love this card, Lin! One of my fave stamps from Hero Arts! Beautifully done! So glad to hear your kitchen remodel is all done - now you can enjoy it! ♥

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  5. This is so pretty Lin, that stamp is one of my favorites.

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  6. Beautiful stamps and such and elegant card Lin - well done. Enjoy the new kitchen, it sounds as though it was a major undertaking!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  7. Simply gorgeous, Lin - love the soothing blue colours too!

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  8. What a gorgeous card Lin! These are my favorite flower and color (should blossom soon in my garden !). Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

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  9. Beautiful card Lin :-)
    Hope you are enjoying your "new" kitchen, you'll be glad it is done but all worth it I am very sure :-)

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