My project today shows how to make a hydrangea flower and to create a pretty arrangement with ivy and branches filled with small flowers.  For this project I used the Rubbernecker Small Flowers #3, Large Ivy, Berries Branches, Stacked Butterflies, Nested Marquee 2 w/Stitch, Nested Rectangle Small Stitch and Branch Shadow background stamp.

 Come on over to my blog to see my step by step tutorial on how to make a hydrangea using flower dies made by Rubbernecker.

The Tag and Card Base

  • Cut a piece of cream cardstock approximately 4.25″ x 3.50″ and use a blender brush to apply Old Paper ink to cover the piece.
  • Secure the cardstock and Branch Shadow stamp in the MISTI and use Juniper ink to stamp the image.
  • Cut the piece of cardstock using a rectangle die.
  • Create the decorative tag top:
    • Insert the top of the rectangle inside of the Marquee die leaving the bottom section on the outside of the die.
    • Line up the Marquee die so the center top point is in the center of the rectangle.
    • Run the die and cardstock through the machine just far enough in to cut out the Marquee shape on the top.
  • Note:  The stitch pattern on the Marquee and Nested Rectangle dies match perfectly.  The tag looks like it was cut from one full tag die. 
  • Cut a rectangle layer using the second largest die and attach it to the card base using strips of mounting tape.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the tag and attach it to the card base.

 

Click over to my blog to see my step by step tutorial on how to make a hydrangea using flower dies made by Rubbernecker.

The Hydrangea

  • Cut several sections of the Small Flowers and form them using a small tipped stylus and molding pad.
  • Color the center of all the flowers using a green marker.
  • Punch out 4 circles:  1.75″, 1.25″, 1.00″ and .75″ using cream cardstock and attach the layers together using mounting tape.

Hydrangea 5

Hydrangea 14

  • Begin attaching the flowers to the top center using glossy accents and work your way around each layer to create the full flower.  Note: Reverse action tweezers are my tool of choice to pick up and place the flowers and then I use the tip to secure them in place
  • Note:  These two step pictures are from my Hydrangea Tutorial if you would like to see the full step by step instructions.

Create the Hydrangea Arrangement

  • Cut the berry and ivy branches using green cardstock.
  • Attach the smaller flowers to the branches to create a full floral branches.
  • Secure the ivy branches in place at the top left section of the tag using glossy accents.
  • Attach the flower branches over top of the ivy and attach using glossy accents.
  • Apply a large piece of mounting tape to the back of the hydrangea and attach it to the corner to cover the ends of all the branches.
  • Cut a cream colored butterfly and attach it to an ivy branch using glossy accents and apply three small pearls to finish.

 

Click on the picture to see my step by step tutorial on how to make a hydrangea using flower dies made by Rubbernecker.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing how to make a hydrangea.  It really is easy and yet it makes such a beautiful focal image on a card front. I think the addition of the flower branches and ivy softens up the arrangement and creates an old-fashioned garden feel. Would you like to see a video done of how I made the hydrangea?  Would you like to see a video of how I made this tag using two different dies? I’d love to hear from you.  And, you can find tons of hydrangea card inspiration on Pinterest. Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great Sunday.  Stay home and stay safe and sound.

Here are the dies and stamp used for this project.

 
Branch Shadow – 718
[ RBB ]
5309-09D Small Flowers #3
[ RBB ]
5162-01D berries
[ RBB ]
5162-02D Large Ivy
[ RBB ]
5306D Stcked Butterflies
[ RBB ]
Nested Marquee 2 w/ Stitch 5101-02D
[ RBB ]
Nested Rectangle Small Stitch Die Cut…
[ RBB ]
 

Here are the tools and supplies used.

 
Natural White – 25 pk, Neenah Classic…
[ ELH ]
Old Olive Cardstock 8.50″ x 11″
[ SUP ]
Old Paper, Ranger Distress Ink Pad
[ ELH ]
Color Fuse Set #11
[ RBB ]
Life Changing Blender Brush Set,…
[ ELH ]
Peeled Paint, Ranger Distress Marker
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Making Tool – Paper Sculpting Kit
[ SZZ ]
McGill Paper Blossoms Molding Mat-8.3…
[ AMZUS ]
Pearl, KaiserCraft Pearls
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
MISTI Laser Etched Stamping Tool…
[ ELH ]
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape
[ ELH ]
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
[ AMZUS ]
ATG Kit, Advanced Tape Glider
[ ELH ]
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch…
[ SBC ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Nesting Punch…
[ SBC ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Medium Punch…
[ SBC ]
EK Success – EK Tools – Medium Punch…
[ SBC ]