Hydrangea Haven Slimline Card

by Joanne James17. April 2021 18:42

Today I'm sharing a card using this week's sketch over at The Spot that was inspired by the gorgeous inspiration photo over at The Card Concept this week:


I thought the sketch layout would be perfect for a slimline card and whilst I don't have any lavender stamps in my collection currently, I was totally inspired by the purple tones for my hydrangea - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

The lavender purple tones were perfect for a hydrangea - I actually stamped my stem but diecut the flower head from a piece of the Hydrangea Hill DSP, adding a few extra pieces that I centred with some Gorgeous Grape coloured rhinestones for a little extra sparkle:

I mounted my hydrangea on a white panel diecut with one of the Ornate Layers Dies and used another piece of Hydrangea Hill DSP for the background that incorporated some blue tones, picking up on the blues from the gingham bow of the inspiration photo. I heat-embossed my sentiment onto a Misty Moonlight stitched banner and added a blue twine bow as per the sketch, with a piece of galvanised metal cardstock that I ran through a corrugated embossing folder beneath it - a nod to the lavender vase in the photo. I also added an outline hydrangea from the Suite Sampler hostess set to the inside of my card to finish:


And that, in summary, is how I created today's clean and layered card!

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (7) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
4/17/2021 10:05:39 PM #

another fab card.  I haven't worked out how to get the best from this set yet - need a class on it from you!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/18/2021 10:47:51 PM #

This is soooo lovely! The colours sing, the tiny edging of the white panel is perfect, the gemstones add just the right amount of twinkle. I sometimes see cards that make me wish I had succumbed to the charm of this set - and yours is one of them!


Esther Asbury
Esther AsburyUnited States
4/19/2021 2:48:41 PM #

What a beautiful card! I love the blues and purples together! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept!


Karen Ksenzakovic
Karen KsenzakovicUnited States
4/20/2021 4:54:00 PM #

Such a gorgeous card Joanne Smile  Love the colors.  Looks just like my hydrangeas in my garden.  Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
4/20/2021 5:13:35 PM #

Well that's the nicest compliment Karen - I don't think I'm quite green-fingered enough to do such a good job with the real thing!


Debbie Smith
Debbie SmithUnited Kingdom
4/21/2021 7:56:10 AM #

This card is beautiful - I really love the different shades of lilac and how the petals were individually cut


Jay Soriano
Jay SorianoUnited Kingdom
4/25/2021 8:34:49 PM #

Love your use of DSP and bundle on this gorgeous card Joanne. Thanks for joining at The Spot creative challenge


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