Sunday, April 26, 2015

Hydrangea Inspiration

Today's card owes its existence to a card by Heidi Van Laar that appeared in Paper Crafts Card Style 2010.

Card by Heidi Van Laar, Card Style 2010

Heidi used wood paper for a natural feel to this wonderful wedding card, and wow is it lovely! I decided to use her idea of tumbling hydrangea blossoms for a mother's day card because YES, I HAVE THIS EXACT PUNCH and ohmygosh it's fabulous. It's not often I stick so close to the original inspiration piece, but in this case, it wouldn't pay to mess with success.

My mom's favorite color is blue, so I chose my colors accordingly.

This will be mailed in a box with a gift, so no worries about those big pearls or the curled blossoms. I'm going to put it in a larger envelope so it's not totally flattened when she takes it out.

Thanks, Heidi! Your card from five years ago is still inspiring!!!!

(Note: Heidi's blog is closed, so I'm not sure she's still stamping. She does have a Pinterest page.  Does anyone know if she's still designing?)

stamps: Clearly Besotted
ink: Memento Luxe
paper: Papertrey white, some SU shade of blue, I think
accessories: half pearls, Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, glue pen, butter knife to curl petals, corner rounder


  1. I've got those too! Love them in blue! Haven't used it in a bit - the last time was a lovely Moxie Fab inspiration of petit four.

  2. Oh pretty! I just sold that punch. Darn!

  3. Lovely. I just created with that punch too, though not CAS 😉

  4. Love your cascading hydrangea petals. My Mom is a whiz with hydrangea bushes and has blooms the size of dinner plates. I think you've just inspired my Mom's Day card, because I have that punch also!


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