Friday, May 13, 2016

Hydrangeas from vellum paper

Hi, is Vladka

Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. I like them in all colors. At home, we have blue, pink and violet variations and they were my inspirations this time. You know, how pink blossoms are green first and then slowly change their color to pink. I tried to imitate something like this:

(Photo is from this side)

I created them with vellum paper. Let me show you how I did it.

White card base: 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches (cut 5 1/2 x 11 inches, fold in half)
Additional piece of white cardstock (5 x 5 inches)
Vellum paper to cut out the flowers.

Other Supplies:
CottageCutz Dies: Listed Below
Distres markers: Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn
Copic markers: Y17, G21, E04, R29
Other: Gold Glimmer Spray, Scissors, Paper trimmer, Sizzix machine, Scor-buddy,

1. With 3D Flower #5 die, cut second and third biggest petals out with vellum paper. Repeat this till you have at least 15 petals.
2. On the back side of the petal, color the middle of the petal with copic Y17:

3. Take green copic marker G21 and color all the petal as shown on the photo:

4. Take marker E04 and color the above part of the petals:

5. Take the last copic marker, the red one and color just petals's borders:

6. Now it is time to repeat steps 2,3 and 4 in opposite way. So, let´s start with pink copic marker (E04) in color the above part of the petal again to erase the hard borders between the colors. Do the same with green and yellow one. Namely, the copics work a little bit different on vellum paper. They don´t blend as they normally do. So, you can move the colors a little bit. Here is the difference between the petal from the previous stage (left one) and the one which is already colored with E04 again (right one).

7. With Leaves and Stems die cut leaves out with vellum paper. Also leaves can be colored with two shades of green copic markers, but I used Distres markers instead: Peeled Paint and Mowed Lawn. I colored all the leaves on the backside with both markers.

8. Use also Rose Doily die and cut it out of vellum paper and glue all the petals and leaves on it as shown on the photo:

9. Add some splodges with Gold Glimmer Spray on Additional piece of white cardstock. You can use any other spray for this or you can add splodges also with paint brush and distress inks or any other watercolors. Let it to dry.

10. With Cross-Stitched Square Set (Basics) cut the second biggest square out with white cardstock. Glue die cut pieces on the square and the all together on additional piece of white cardstock and the on the card base. With Expressions Congratulations cut the word out with white cardstock and glue it on the top of the card across the flowers.

Card is finished. I hope you like it.

Before I go, I just want to remind you on our second CottageCutz challenge with theme Hello Spring. Link button can be found here!


Tina Z. said...

vladka, this is incredible, so soft and realistic.

Karen in PA said...

We just planted several hydrangeas last year. They are still tiny, though, so I"m guessing there won't be blooms this year. You guys are making such lovely things with the 3D flower series! I love your hydrangea card. The vellum is so pretty and soft.

oldpunca said...

Vladka, thank you for the detailed description of colouring. The card si super nice. :-)

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Janja said...

Wonderful card, Vladka.

Joanne said...

Beautiful card!

Mary Marsh said...

So pretty Vladka- I love the hydrangea you created- we have 2 bushes in our gardens - they will bloom in another month - I like to dry them and use them as decorations in my home