Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Sizzix Flip-its & Elizabeth Craft Designs Hydrangea & Hollyhocks Card

Some friends and I drove to the beautiful city of Ely today to meet up with another friend, to celebrate our May birthdays. I made this card for her.

From Elizabeth Craft Design's lovely Soft Finish Cardstock, I cut the card base, using the Sizzix Circle Flip-its Card #4 die set. I cut the patterned card layers with the same die set from a Prima 6x6 pad.
I added a Memory Box Darla Butterfly, cut from a mottled pink vellum, and just stuck down in the centre, so the wings lift up.

For the centre of the card, I made a hydrangea, using Susan's Garden Hydrangea die set, from Elizabeth Craft Designs. I used their wonderful quality metal tool kit and molding pad to shape the flowers and put veins on the leaves. I added some colour to the petals and leaves with Susan's Garden PanPastels from Elizabeth Craft Designs too. (The PanPastels are SO nice to use! Really soft and blendable, but not as dusty as normal pastels.)

I used the same equipment along with Elizabeth Craft Design's Hollyhocks die set, for an additional flower on the card. I love how they turned out!

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  1. Just lovely. The flowers look so like the real thing!

  2. Hi Helen! I came to find your blog through Pinterest and am enjoying seeing your beautiful creations. I was wondering if you made the little birdhouses at the top of your blog? they are so cute!! Can you show us how to make them? I have bird nests and houses in my laundry room and would love to hang some of these from the ceiling. Loves, Ruthie

    1. Hi Ruthie, Thank you! Yes, I made them using a Sizzix die. Here is a link to the blog post where I talk about making them, with a list of the materials.
      Helen x

  3. This is gorgeous, I love hydrangeas :)

  4. Indeed a gorgeous card! I am in love with it. Thanks a ton for sharing these photos here. My cousin hosted a grand DIY party on her birthday at local party venues. I also made a similar birthday card for her and she loved that a lot!

  5. You art is full of spring gentleness. It seems I can smell the blossom through your card )