Good Sunday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge and the inspiration was The Pastry Studio. Oh, my goodness!  I was so inspired by all of the wonderful floral cakes.  I finally settled on a beautiful cake featuring a green hydrangea with lavender and green trim.

I wanted to try and recreate the green and white hydrangea. Here’s what I came up with.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 3 right

I created the hydrangea using the Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set and the leaves using the Sizzix Leaves Garden  set.  I die cut the petals, lightly colored them with bright yellow green Pan Pastel and assembled them.  I built the flower on a 3/4” circle base and layered it a 1/2” circle attached with mounting tape to create dimension.  I attached the petals by starting on  the smaller top circle and then around the larger base.  This created a round hydrangea bloom without making it to large.  You can check out my hydrangea tutorial if you would like to see step by step photos of how I build this flower. The tutorial flower is much larger but you can see the concept.

I cut the leaves, scored them with the leaf tool from the Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit and lightly applied a little of the green Pan Pastel to create a more natural color.

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 3 center

I cut the frames using the Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight and Classic Ovals, created a double matted frame and mounted them to the card base. You can see my step by step frame tutorial here

I attached the stem and leaves to the base using glossy accents and then attached the flower using mounting tape.  I wanted the flower to stand away from the base for dimension.  Here’s a couple with  closer views.

KC IMpression Obsession Hydrangea Set 3 close up 

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 3 close front

I colored a piece of white satin ribbon with a BV13 Hydrangea Blue Copic marker to match the amethyst paper.  Yes…..believe it or not the frame and ribbon are amethyst although the photo shows it to be blue.  Sometimes the camera and Paint Shop Pro just doesn’t want to cooperate to give the true colors.  LOL!

KC Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set 3 left

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.


Tutorial Links: 

Hydrangea Tutorial

Double Matted Frame Tutorial 


Impression Obsession Dies, Hydrangea     Sizzix Susan Tierney-Cockburn, Thinlits Die Set, Leaves, Garden, 13 pk                    PanPastel® Susan's Garden, Flower Coloring Kit  Sizzix Accessory, Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn         Soft Grip Embossing and Stylus   COPIC Sketch Marker BV13, Hydrangea BlueAccents, Glossy ATG Kit, Advanced Tape GliderHigh Tack Double-Sided Foam Mounting Tape, 1/2Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Black & PinkMemory Box Die, Metal Adaptor PlateTeflon Bone Folder Paper Trimmer, Tonic Guillotine 12

Paper:  Amethyst, Spring Moss, White    Accessories:  Impression Obsession Hydrangea Set, Sizzix Leaves Garden , Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight, Classic Ovals, Pan Pastel, Sizzix Accessory Tool Kit, Tiny Stylus, Paper Piercer, Copic Marker BV13, Michaels Satin, Glossy Accents, Mounting Tape, Metal Adapter Plate, ATG, Big Shot, Teflon Bone Folder , Guillotine Paper Cutter