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Watercolour Hydrangeas

Hello crafty friends!

It's Donna here, and I've been playing with watercolours and the beautiful Hydrangea stamp from Kennedy Grace Creations.

You may not know this, but back in the day before I had time to make cards, I was the head of the Japanese department at our local Grammar School. One of my ex students came to visit me the other day, and we got to talking about card making, and ending up having a crafty session with watercolour backgrounds.  It is so lovely to have students who see you as more than just a means to an end, as I worked very hard for my students, especially the senior students, who needed a lot of extra support.


This card today uses one of the backgrounds that I made with her. I just love the loose look of watercolour that continues 'outside the lines'. The image is stamped in Versamark ink.

To make the sentiment, I ran the painted panel through my die cutting machine with a happy die, being very careful to keep all the small pieces from inside the letters. I then adhered everything but the happy down to my card base, using the word to help me with the spacing. I then cut the word again three times, this time from blue cardstock to match the card base, layering them up with the painted panel on top. A layer of glossy accents helps the sentiment to stand out a little more. (but it's still very subtle).

Finally, I stamped the word Birthday from the same Beautiful Blooms - Hydrangea stamp set and cut it out using a stitched tag die. I popped this up with foam tape, so it's at roughly the same height as the rest of the sentiment.


By the way, do you like the sequins scattered around in the photos? They are called Beachside Bliss. I love adding sequins to my cards, but I felt like this card would be too busy with sequins too, so I just added them to the photo shoot!

Well, I hope you feel inspired to get crafty. We'd love to see what you create, so don't forget to tag us (#kennedygrace) so we can enjoy your creations.

I'm off to soak up a bit of Beachside Bliss myself over Christmas, as we have a summer Christmas,
So, until next time,
Blessings,
Donna



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