Be-YOU-tiful Bloom

Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s so chilly and windy here in PA today that it is hard to believe it is actually April.  But this card reminded me that it is truly spring even if the weather doesn’t.

Watermarked Photo 2 (2016-04-03-1825)


I followed the sketch at the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week…..


The beautiful hydrangea from the Best Thoughts hostess stamp set is so pretty anyway you color or embellish it.  For this card, I chose to stamp the image in Versa Mark and heat emboss it with white embossing powder.  Then I colored it with Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink and a blender pen.  This is my favorite coloring method.  After coloring the bloom, I added some Dazzling Diamonds to the petals for a little sparkle.

Watermarked Photo 3 (2016-04-03-1825)-2


The DSP is from the Love Blossoms 6×6 stack and the embossing folder I used is the Elegant Dots folder.

Watermarked Photo 1 (2016-04-03-1824)   Watermarked Photo 4 (2016-04-03-1826)

Both the inside and front sentiments are from the Flower Patch stamp set.  The sentiment on the front of the card is also stamped in Versa Mark and heat embossed.

I think this card would also make a wonderful Mother’s Day card if you just changed the inside sentiment.

Thanks so much for checking my project today….enjoy the rest of your weekend,




  1. Very elegantly painted bloom, hydrangeas are one of my favorites! I love the embossed on the banner panel too. So glad you shared this with us at the PPA this week. Thanks for giving my sketch a try!

  2. Your flower is gorgeous! Love the pink and green together! Glad you joined us at PPA!

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