Learn just how easy it is to create these stunning handmade hydrangea flower cards.
When I tell you that these handmade hydrangea flower cards are so much easier to make than they look, I am being completely honest. These gorgeous flowers are the result of using LOTS of a SINGLE die cut (in two different sizes for each bloom) en masse on an easy to make and very clever base. A simple embossed white background and the bright green, also-so-easy-to-make stems and leaves let the purple petals pop and all the shadows from their dimension give you a rich, textural effect with no additional tricks.
These are great cards to make in batches, too! Just put on your favorite binge-worthy show or movie, cut all the flowers out and then just sit and use a simple stylus to add the shaping to the individual petals. Once you have your loads o’ flowers made, you can just add them to your card fronts. Let me tell you – when people receive a card like this their mouths drop open! And they have NO IDEA that they are relatively easy to make.
Want to see the details? Let’s go!
Hydrangea Flower Card Base and Embossed Layer
- Use white cardstock to cut an A2 sized card base and a 5.50″ x 4.25″ layer.
- Emboss the white layer with the Garden Party folder.
- Secure the Thank you sentiment from the Mini Phrases #1 and the embossed layer in the Misti and stamp the image.
- Use ATG adhesive to attach the embossed layer to the card base.
- Cut several sets of the Small Flowers #3 using purple cardstock.
- Use purple cardstock to die cut three graduated sized circles and attach them together using pieces of mounting tape.
- Note: These pictures are from my 2011 Hydrangea tutorial. For today’s project it only used three layers.
- Begin attaching the Small Flowers #3 to the top layer using glossy accents.
- Continue adding attaching flowers to each layer until completely covered.
Branch and Leaves
- Use green cardstock to cut the Branch and leaves from the Stackable Flowers and Leaves #3.
- Apply thin strips of mounting tape to the back of the branch and attach it to the card base.
- Attach the leaves to the branch and card base using glossy accents.
Finish the Card
- Attach the hydrangeas to the top of each branch section using glossy accents.
- Adhere the crystal clear gems to a few key spots on the card base for the perfect finishing touch.
I love making hydrangea cards and thought I would share a couple more of my favorites below. Click on the photos to be taken to the original posts.
I’ve included just a few pictures from my original tutorial. Click here if you would like to see all the step by step photos. Make note that this was published in 2011 and I had used punched flowers and circles. We hadn’t progressed to dies at that time.
You can see that while it may take a while to build these flowers, it’s not at all difficult especially with my little circular stacked base. And just think of how special someone will feel if they receive one of these handmade hydrangea flower cards from you! Give this a try – I promise you will be thrilled with your results!