A Bouquet of Hyacinths

A Bouquet of Hyacinths

Hi Creative Friends,

In our last post, we shared a card design featuring the lovely Happy Hyacinths by Papertrey Ink. It also included the charming Country Handbasket die too. Today, we thought we would show you another card design using the same Happy Hyacinths stamp and die set.


This is a simple and quick make. We started with an A2 white cardstock card base. We added an A2 colored cardstock panel on top. We couldn’t decide between the Memory Box Stormy Blue and Twilight Purple paper collections but finally landed on the Stormy Blue. Since both paper collections work equally well, we have added both of them into the supply list below.

Next, we stamped several flower clusters using a variety of blue and purple inks (check out the supply list below). Some of the flowers were stamped with both the Dark Indigo at the bottom of the cluster and Enchanted Evening at the top onto watercolor paper. Other clusters were colored with Amethyst Allure and Royal Velvet. We only used the outline stamp of the flower cluster so that we could use a damp brush to spread the color into the middle of the flowers. This technique gave a little variation of colors in the clusters and a more realistic look. The flowers were then cut out using the coordinating die set.

The leaves were done the same way. They were stamped onto watercolor paper using New Leaf and Pinefeather inks, again only using the outline detail stamp in the set, then spreading the color with a damp brush. A bunch of leaves was stamped, colored, then cut out using the matching dies.

With the flowers and leaves done, the bouquet was arranged on top of the card. When we were satisfied with the arrangement, they were glued in place. A few had a foam square added to the back to give a little depth and dimension.

We had a bow already made that was left over from another project (we save everything…you never know when you need it!). The bow was originally made from the Jar Accessories stamp and die set. It was stamped using Scarlet Jewel.

There was one last step before the card was done. It needs a sentiment so again we reached into our stash of unused pieces and found a white card stock tag! It was cut from one of our all-time favorite die set, Modern Gift. This set is well worth having. We love it and use dies from it all the time, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

A quick sentiment was stamped and the tag tucked in place, along with a few enamel dots added to complete the card.

See, we said it was a quick make and it really is! Below is a photo of the two cards made using the Happy Hyacinths. If you missed the last post and would like to know more, click here.

You will have to let us know which card design you like best, ok?

Thanks for joining us… we hope to see you next time! 


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