Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Beautiful Hydrangea Card



Hi crafters!  Today's video explains how to use the Beautiful Hydrangea die.  There is also an easy but very pretty background technique too.  Hope you enjoy it!














The finished dimensions are 7 1/4" x  7 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x
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87 comments:

Heather Rogers said...

Good Morning Sue

This is a charming card. All those little petals are so sweet.

Enjoy your day

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

hazel young said...

Beautiful card Sue x xhazel

BridgetCG said...

Morning Sue, this is such a lovely card, the die is great. Have a good day everyone. Bx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, a lovely card today. The Hydrangea is so beautiful and I love the background.

Barbara V

Steph Cotterill said...

Hi Sue. This was one of my favourite dies in my favourite section of the April launch, it's so clever and like the tree, it's one that no other die designer has bought to the craft world with all those petals that lift up. I grew up with at least 6 hyndrangea bushes in the front garden that my late mum nurtured and that I use to love jumping over lol I'm not only looking forward to watching your tutorial but also to the day I own this beautiful one of its kind die. Have a lovely day xxx

hollyberry said...

Such a beautiful card,love the colours that you have used for the hydrangea.

Debra K. said...

Wonderful card today! Love the blue and pink Hydrangea and the glittery marble background, so pretty. Debra x

Jan on the Fosse said...

Hi Sue
Such a clever die.I love the crackle background.Beautiful card.
Jan x

Kitty Davies said...

Morning Sue.
Thank you a beautiful card and great die set.
Take care and have fun Kitty.

Marion Scott said...

Hello Sue, beautiful card and the background is so pretty.
Marion S x

scrAPpamondo said...

Lovely card!!

Clai01 said...

And a beautiful card to match the sentiment. x

Donita Naylor said...

Thank you once again for telling us the colors you used, both for the sparkly marble background and the realistic hydrangea.

I've seen some magnificent hydrangeas on professionally cared-for yards in the expensive houses next to the water. Just glorious!

Haven't tried growing them because they seem too scientific. I wouldn't have the first idea. Same with broccoli. Wouldn't know how to grow all those little broccles.

Anyway, your paper hydrangea are much less intimidating. Although I don't have aluminum sulfate, I do have Distress Oxides. So thanks for letting us join the game!

And I love your background technique! It really is lovely. I never would have thought of sprinkling glitterbitz into marble, but it makes sense! Some marbles do sparkle with mica flecks.

This is an interesting card, and so educational!

Thank you.

Enjoy your Monday-with-a-vengeance on Tuesday.

Best to all,
Donita

June Smith said...

Morning Sue and all Wilsonettes, a beautiful card today with the Hydrangea, wonderful colouring and will be watching the video later to see this new technique.

Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

Laura O' Connor said...

A really beautiful card Sue love the hydrangea flower .background is stunning too. Laura O Springfield

Ann said...

Good Morning Sue. Wonderful Hydrangea this morning Sue. Will have to watch the video later. I just love it.....it looks like a framed picture.
Our last day today we fly home layer this afternoon. Wonderful place Dalyan in Turkey. Just beautiful. Sending best wishes to everyone. Kind regards Ann Toppcards Leeds

CraftyCoffey said...

Beautiful card, really lovely.

Michele

Janice K said...

Good morning Sue,
Loving today's card, so beautiful and elegant. I bought the Beautiful Hydrangea die at launch and already had the Textures stamp set on my wishlist, however I've had to move it to the top having watched your tutorial. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration.x

Crafty vonnie said...

Good morning Sue,
What a beautiful card with all the details in your hydrangea. Yvonne xx

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, such a beautiful card. Love the background, great video! Love Jean xxx

Chris Curry said...

A gorgeous card Sue, I have just watched your video and really like the idea for the background. Thank you, have a good day. Xxx

TDQ Karen said...

Super card love the textures

Jan Sayer said...

A beautiful hydrangea on a lovely background.
Jan
Northampton

Barbara Gosden said...

Hi Sue
A beautiful card, looking forward to watching the video.
B xx

Suemac said...

What a stunning card.

May I return the sentiment to you Sue ?

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Gorgeous card, love the background.
Lydia
X

ClareW said...

GM Sue. Very lovely.

karenlotty said...

Wry pretty I’m always keen to see simple backgrounds Off to watch video whilst I finish my breakfast and then off to work

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue - a lovely video showing how easy it is to create that background and the hydrangea die is beautiful. Altogether a stunning card. Sending best wishes
YvonneMayxx

stitchingranny said...

Very pretty card. Love Hydrangeas.

Hugs Helen xx

theresa w said...

Hi Sue and lovely wilsonettes x
Beautiful card Sue x the hydrangea die is just stunning and so lifelike x the background looks amazing and cannot wait to watch the video later to see how you achieved this effect x thankyou Sue x
Take care everyone x
Theresa w in Berks xxx

Scottydog said...

Lovely hydrangea card & so effective the way the petals lift up for dimension. I am intrigued by the background but will ha e to watch the video later as I have a busy day! Thank you Sue!

Hydrangeas are so easy to grow Donita, very little care required, just need to be dead headed at the end of the season!

Muriel Kelly said...

Hello Sue and all
Beautiful hydrangea, your colouring makes it even more lifelike. The background is fabulous, love the two colours stamped and glitter. Anyone would be so happy to receive this card.
Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Turkey Anne,
Hugs
Muriel x

margaret driscoll said...

Hello Sue
Off to watch the Video, this is such a pretty card!
Love Marg

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Very beautiful card . love Jean Zelei xxx

gwen70 said...

Stunning card xx

rolfi said...

Hi Sue,

thats a beautiful card and the frame with the crackled stamp is just stunning!
I have to try this!

Rolf xxx

Izzy said...

Hi Sue,

Plenty of impact from that Hydrangea flower and I love that sparkly marble background...great card

Izzy

Pussycats said...

Good Morning Sue and all. Stunning card this morning. The effect you have created on the Hydrangea is so effect. Thank you for doing the video.
crafty hugs and well wishes to all.... Wendy

June Horrocks said...

Morning sue love this Die so much and as it’s my birthday on the first of junemy birthday money will come in so handy the flower head is.so perfect I have two both bluethe clever way you have designed the petals to stand up wow !!!!
Thank you sue love always. June Horrocks xxxxxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue this is a stunning card that Hydrangea is gorgeous. I will watch the video late when I have my mid morning break. Have a great day. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning Sue and thank you for a wonderful start to the day for me. Today's card is so beautiful and the colours you have used are perfect. My Mum had one in just those shades and she fed it with tea-leaves;
I'm glad to be back from holiday and am still struggling to get back my original Bloglovin. but so happy to have yours.
Hugs to all.
Marie P.

Mi bitácora artesanal said...

Que maravilla. Me ha impresionado su delicadeza. Enhorabuena. Besos!!!

sued99 said...

Beautiful indeed! Really pretty card. I’m looking forward to the video and finding out how to do the lovely background. X

Rosemary Stickland said...

A lovely card, the backgrounnd is very pretty.
Rosemary xx

Lynne L said...

Good morning Sue Beautiful card the colours on the hydrangea are realistic it looks superb I love the marbled effect background
Ann so glad you've enjoyed your holiday hope you have a safe journey home
Sending good wishes to all

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue,another gorgeous card. Lovely marbled effect background and a beautiful hydrangea which looks so real. I will have to wait until we are home to see how you achieved it. Thanks for your video.

Lynn Dalby said...

Hello Sue.

Beautiful card, I love the colour and your background, I would never have thought of using the stamp. Thanks for sharing.

Best wishes

Pauline Austen said...

Hi Sue, great hydrangea die. So clever the way you can lift the petals. Will have to wait to see how you did the background as the decorators are in my way, so can't access the PC. Hugs xx Pauline

dj from kett said...



A stunning card today, love how you've used the
blue and pink on the flower head, so realistic!!



Doreen x

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
I love that background and the hydrangea, and as you say, it is so easy to do. Brilliant - thank you for your video.
Hugs,Rose

ursula said...

Absolutely love that background made with the crackle stamp, it looks amazing with the finish of glitter bitz.....stunning card Sue...the hydrangea die is a def on my list....luv Ursula xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sue
Gr Karin

Crewe Trish said...

Hello Sue
I love the effect of the background but I wouldn't get enough use from the die to buy it.

Helen Bell said...

Hi Sue

Gorgeous card and die. I will watch the video later. I have lots to catch up on as we have just returned from a fantastic holiday in Italy to celebrate our pearl wedding anniversary. On the day we had lunch in Sorrento overlooking the bay of Naples and it was so beautiful. We spent a lot of time out of the hotel so the Internet wasn’t great, but I popped in for a quick peak when I could.

Love Helen xxx

Suzzette Yandle said...

Background looks great - faux marble. Your hydranga die cut is so clever to have all those separate florets beable to pop up. Enjoyed your video, thank you.

Tressa said...

Lovely card. Do like the background you have made with Lisa's stamp.

Teresa

Lisbeth said...

Hi Sue. Although the hydrangea is not one of my favourite flowers I was so intrigued to see how you had done the crackle background given the trouble I had had with it. I watched the video and was so surprised that you had done it with a stamp! How easy it is. I shall have to invest in this stamp set.

Lisbeth

Lorraine Betteridge said...

Wow I love the 3demos element to this one absolutely fabulous card love it xxx

Lorraine Betteridge said...

Lol 3d

CCM said...

Hi Sue,
I love the background (that interesting stamp was added on my list) and the colors of hydrangea.It looks so real. Thank you for the inspiration and great video.
Hugs from Toronto to you all and special hugs to all missing friends.
Still a newbie to Craft / not longer the newest, or the only across the pond Wilsonette
Carmen-Dorothy

alimecca said...

Hi Sue,
Beautiful card. Love the hydrangea die and the colour you have chosen for the flower is perfect. Really do like the background you've produced as well
Sending love and hugs to all, Alison xxx

Fluffycat said...

Hi Sue, I love hydrangeas, love this card and the die which will hopefully come to me before too long. The background is brilliant, I did not guess that it was a stamp and will have to look out for that also. Thanks for the video tip about lifting the petals and mixing the oxides.

Frances

Jan.moogie said...

Wow the tutorial is awesome and shows the dies off much better, thanks for all you do. Have a great day, hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Brenda Lello said...

Hi Sue, what a beautiful card, I love the Hydrangea it's absolutely stunning. Will watch the video tutorial later. Hugs Brenda xxx

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Sue, This card is beautiful, I love hydrangea flowers, I have quite a few plants, I love them.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card, love the marbled background, and a great video

Love and hugs to everyone
Pat

Barbara said...

Gorgeous card Sue!
This die is stunning and the background is lovely, need to watch video to see how you did this.

CraftyJo said...

Lovely :)

Lynda's craft's said...

Hi Sue stuning card love it. Gorgeous background. Sorry haven't looked at videoyet
Haven't been very well sleeping on & off all day. I will look at it tomorrow.
Love & Hug's Lynda xx

Di said...


Hi Sue,
Stunning Card, so elegant. Love the gorgeous background.
Cheers,
Di B.x
Tasmania

Littlelamb said...

Beautiful card Sue. I have 5 hydrangea plants. They are easy to grow Donita. If I can grow them I am sure anyone can. Haven’t been able to watch the video yet but will as soon as it’s possible.

Betty McAlister said...

Beautiful card Sue. Love the marbled background. Xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue
Gorgeous card featuring your lovely Hyderangea die!
Love the background you have created,
Lesley S x

Eunice said...

Wow what a gorgeous card Sue, the Hydrangea is magnificent but the background it OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!

Princess Pixie! said...

Hi Sue
So intricate - all those tiny petals are amazing x
Crafty hugs
PP
Yvonne x

Latenight SandyH said...

Lovely hydrangea card and an amazing background.
Donita, hydrangeas are so easy to grow they even stand up to my neglect. Cuttings root in a jar of water.
Take care everyone.

Beverly Fuchs said...

Hello Sue,

You have certainly captured the beauty of the hydrangea with this beautiful card and the way that you have cleverly designed the die. Makes it look like an actual snowball hydrangea. The background frames it so well and thanks for sharing how to create it in the video.

Have a wonderful day.

Beverly

Anonymous said...


Hi Sue

Stunning card, love hydrangeas and this die captures their beauty. Amazing background too.

Heather R Oxfordshire

Marie P. from Longridge said...

Good morning all.
A stunning card and a wonderful video. I adore these flowers that remind me of my childhood.
I'm playing catch-up after my holiday and posted my Hydrangea comment on the Thank you card earlier lol. all your cards are so beautiful.
Marie P.

DeCor said...

This is a beautiful die and card today Sue. Thank you for the video.

Owlish said...

Hi SUE
A very nice card and a very good background off to view the video soon

JOY Xx

Pawprintx4 said...

What a beautiful flower and with the die's dimension feature makes a very realistic hydrangea. We have several bushes in the yard and they are so pretty and easy.
Helen, welcome back. Your trip sounds lovely and happy anniversary.
Everyone, hope you have some sun. I think it has left us in my part of SC.
Stephanie K
SC/USA

Dawn Holben said...

WOW i love the detail from this die, the flower looks fab and so real.
I love your card too and that pretty background x

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Dorothy Macdonald said...
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Dorothy Macdonald said...

Hi Sue,

My what a beautiful card, when I first looked at it, I thought it will take a good bit of my knowledge to do this, not easy, but after watching the video, simple to do. Thank you so much for the video, it helps me a lot.

Hydrangea was my dad's favourite flower and now I can see why!

Thanks Sue for all your inspiration.

Love n hugs
Dorothy of Baldock