Layered Hydrangea

I’ve been keeping myself busy lately with all sorts of last minute projects.  I decided on a whim that I needed to do this Ellen Hutson Pin Sights challenge.  First off…let me start off by saying that Ellen Hutson is one of my FAVORITE places to buy crafting supplies from. Shipping is always quick and I make a loyal order once a month because they reward loyal customers with 10% off!  Anyway, I still don’t know much about the challenge (how often it goes and when), but I wanted to give this one a try.  This months challenge is inspired by this photo:


I’m pretty literal with these types of things….so I chose colors close to this swatch to make my card using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea 1

There are only so many ways to stamp this image (at least that’s how my brain works with this set) – so this is the third card I’ve made with this layout.  This time, I stamped a few extra petals so I can layer them on top for some interest.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea 3

I embossed the image in black and then water colored everything using the colors in the swatch with a pentel waterbrush.

EH PS Challenge - Hydrangea

The other water color pieces were placed on top to give the flower a 3D look.  I added some silver glitter stickles to the centers and die cut the sentiment to finish off the card. Just a quick and fun card I wanted to share…(fussy cutting watercolor isn’t so fun).




*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Colors:  027 Dark Pink, 022 Carmine Red, 202 Peach Pink, 048 Emerald Green, 064 Oatmeal, 901 Gray Tint

EH Mondo Hydrangea
EH Mondo Hydrangea

EH Many Thanks Dies
EH Many Thanks Dies

Melon Mambo Cardstock
Melon Mambo Cardstock
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad
Canson XL WaterColor Paper Pad EH | SSS | JOANN
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black EH | SSS
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine SSS | AMZN

SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush EH | SSS | AMZN

Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Ranger Stickles - Silver Glitter Glue
Ranger Stickles – Silver Glitter Glue EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder EH | SSS
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue EH | SSS


SSS Friends Die
EK Success Cutter Bee Scissors

5 thoughts on “Layered Hydrangea

  1. What a gorgeous card, Caly, and I love how you’ve used the Pin Sights challenge image! Beautifully done, and I love your fussy cutting! Stunning, sweet friend! Hugs! xoxo

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