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Hydrangea Thank You

The current MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge for the next two weeks is all about the wonderful colors and landscape of Ruby Falls. I visited Ruby Falls for the first time this year and it was AMAZING! Here are the inspiration pictures:

Aren't they beautiful? Here is my card inspired by the first picture:

I used the MFP Hydrangea Set to make this card and my papers are from SU!, The Paper Studio, and Hampton Art. To color my individual flowers, I smeared a piece of aluminum foil with various shades of SU! and Tim Holtz Distress Inks which I sprayed with water. I then took each flower and pulled it through the colors. I let the flowers almost dry, and then I cut around each bloom part of the way to the middle to shape inward. I let them dry all the way and then I layered them on a circle cut with a Spellbinders Circle die. Lastly, I took some Stickles and put a little in the middle of each bloom and around the edges. The card is so sparkly and has so much dimension. I can't wait to use it!

Hope you are having a good week and that you have a chance to play in this challenge which will run for 2 weeks and has a wonderfully fun prize. You do not have to use an MFP image although we would love it if you did.



  1. The inspiration photos are amazing & your card is a beautiful take on the 1st picture! I love that little pop of blue and pink that dresses up the pretty flowers beautifully! Gorgeous card!

  2. Gorgeous work! Love how you got the colour on to those fab flowers - beautiful 3d card :)

  3. Wow! This is a stunning Card Nancy, I love the dimension and pretty sparkle - absolutely beautiful.

  4. Wow, Nancy - your card is just gorgeous and elegant and the blooms are so pretty. Your technique on your card turned out perfectly - wow - again!

  5. Beautiful card and gorgeous hydrangea, love the spot of blue!

  6. OMG...that card is amazing! I absolutely love the amount of dimension for the flowers. Perfect inspiration card!

  7. Gorgeous card, Nancy and the picture are magnificent! Love the layers and pretty colors.


  8. wowow WOW! Nancy, this is a gorgeous card, and I can definitely see the inspiration behind it. I would not know how to prettily arrange the hydrangea flowers the way you did - they look fabulous and so life-like in color, as though they have been dried. I especially like the maroon flourish in the background. BTW, the antique tractor in your profile is something my husband would covet LOL - he has an old red refurbished farmall cub, and another antique Ford 5000 which is not as "prettily" refurbished. Both get a workout regularly. I'd need to mope up his drool over your antique! hugs, de

  9. Such an amazing creation!! Love the beautiful dimensional flower!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  10. Beautiful flowr - love the depth you added1

  11. Stunning photos and stunning cards, Nancy, here and on your previous posts! I love your style of adding so much dimension with your 3D creations!! You do such beautiful works of art!! Hugs, Darnell

  12. Your card is beautiful, Nancy. I love how you did it. I am so amazed when I hear your talented techniques.

  13. I just love vintage and your card certainly has that look and feel. Nice. - Jim

  14. Gorgoeus!! Love the individual colors of each bloom. Well worth al the extra fussy cutting.


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