Alternate Monday Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven Card

Hi  Stampers, It’s Alternate Monday day.  That means I am sharing a card taken from the blog hop that I participate in each Thursday. I am taking either the sketch or color challenge and making a second card that is close to or similar to the posted card from the hop.  I want to inspire you to get different looks for your card by mixing it up a bit by color and design.  Today I used the same layout, with a twist and changed the colors to give the card an “Alternate” look.

Stampin’ Up! Hydrangea Haven:

The recipe:

Card base: Highland Heather 4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2

Mat: Gorgeous Grape 4 x 5-1/4

Top panel: Whisper White 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

DSP backgound: Hydranea Hill 3-7/8 x 3

The details:


making the flower cluster:

  • Stamp the small hydrangea cluster image from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set in black Tuxedo Memento Ink onto a piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Color in the leaves with your Old Olive Stampin Blends
  • Color in the flower with your Highland Heather  Stampin Blends (this is just so a bit of color shows through after you adhere the die cut flowers)
  • Die cut the inked and colored flower cluster with the coordinating Hydrangea Die
  • Tiny flowers: Die cut a  row of each of the tiny flowers in Misty Moonlight, Soft Sky, Highland Heather and Purple Posy
  • Sponge the edges of the tiny hydrangea petals with a  sponge daubler as follows
  • Seaside Spray and Misty Moonlight flowers: sponge with your sponge dauber in Misty Moonlight
  • Highland Heather and Purple Posy flowers: sponge with your sponge dauber in Highland Heather
  • Die cut the outline leaf using the die from the Hydrangea Dies in Old Olive Ink.  Snip the leaves off the stem
  • Stamp the solid double leaf image from the Hydrangea Haven stamp set in Old Olive Ink and them die cut the leaves out with the coordinating die
  • Curl up the edges of the tiny flower to give them a 3-D look and with liquid glue attach the tiny flowers to the stamped and colored  flower head

Art piece:


  • Die cut the Whisper White panel with the die from the Curvy Dies, I cut two from this panel
  • Adhere the 3-7/8 x 3 panel of DSP to the back of the pieces of the Curvy Die Whisper White panel (this panel will be longer that the finished 5-1/8 piece
  • After the DSP panel is attached trim each end of the Whisper White panel until you have a finished length of 5-1/8  I cut portions off the top and the bottom

The sentiment:

  • Ink up your sentiment from the Quite Curvy  stamp set in Black Tuxedo Memento Ink into the top portion of the Whisper White art piece

Putting the card together:

  • Glue the art piece to the Gorgeous Grape panel Mat
  • Attach this panel to the front of the Highland Heather card front with Dimensionals
  • Attach your flower cluster  to the card front, right side of the card with Dimensionals
  • Attach your stamped leaves to the left and right side of the flower cluster with a glue dots
  • Adhere your Old Olive outlined die cut leaves around the flower cluster with glue dots

Finishing touches:

  • Add a Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon bow to the right side of the flower cluster with a Glue Dot
  • Adhere some Rhinestones to the center of each small hydrangea petal and a few around the edges of the flower cluster and you are done

Card inspiration:

Here is the card that inspired my “Alternate” look.  My alternate look was all about using the same color palate and changing up the design, enjoy

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  1. Susan K says:

    Wow, how pretty! Love how you used the flowers on this, and your bow, as always, set it off perfectly. Love Alt Mondays. TFS

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