Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Hydrangea Haven - The Spot Challenge #162

 Hello and welcome to my blog; todays card is for this weeks creative challenge over at The Spot Challenge Blog.  This weeks challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge I will have more details below.  I used the Hydrangea Haven Bundle on my card today.  Here's a look at my card.  

Rick's card for this weeks creative challenge at the Spot Challenge featuring Hydrangea Haven bundle click here to learn more

CASE the Designer: 

As I mentioned this weeks creative challenge is a CASE the Designer Challenge and we are casing the wonderfully talented Maheswari Rajagura.  If you are unaware of what I mean by CASE it means to Copy and Share Everything or to Copy And Selectively Edit.  I picked one of Maheswari's Christmas cards to CASE today and I changed it to a more springtime card.  Here's a look at the card that I CASEd and the challenge image for this week.  

card by Maheswari Rajaguru



I took here design and changed the colors and stamp set that was used and created a Springtime card using the Hydrangea Haven Bundle.  This is one of my favorite bundles from the catalogs.  One reason I love Hydrangeas.  So, it was a must have for me.  I used Gorgeous Grape instead of Poppy Parade, but keep the layout and changed the Stitched Nested Label to a Stitched Rectangle instead.  

Hydrangea Haven card  by Rick Adkins for this weeks Creative challenge over at The Spot

I stamped the large Hydrangea in Tuxedo Black Ink and colored it with Fresh Freesia, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green, and Evening Evergreen Stampin' Blends.  I then used the matching dies to cut it out.  I used Gorgeous Grape and Fresh Freesia Ribbons where she used the Silver Edged Ribbon and some cardstock.  I did a little heat embossing for the sentiment and a flicked on some ink in the same colors as the blends to the stitched rectangle.  I added everything to the card with Foam Adhesive Sheets, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, and Stampin' Dimensionals.  

Hydrangea Haven Bundle, Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set, Hydrangea Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Gorgeous Grape & Basic White Cardstock, Stampin' Blends (Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, Granny Apple Green, Evening Evergreen), Rick Adkins

For the inside of the card I added a piece of Basic White to have a place to write a personal message.  To add a little interest to the inside of the card I matted the Basic White layer to a piece of Gorgeous Grape.  I also added a strip of Basic White that I added the same splatters of ink as the stitched rectangle.  I also added a little strip of Gorgeous Grape behind this strip to tie in the Gorgeous Grape a little more.  

Rick's card for this weeks creative challenge at the Spot Challenge featuring Hydrangea Haven bundle click here to learn more

Thanks for dropping by today I hope that you have a wonderful week and that you will take time and play along with this weeks Creative Challenge at The Spot Challenge.  If you are not on my email list make sure you sign up today to get the latest updates on my classes and events.  If you need any of the supplies that you have seen today you can pick them up in my online store by clicking on the item in the Stampin' Up! Shopping List below.  When you are shopping make sure that you see my name and in the topper upper left hand side of your screen in the store.  If not go to your account and make sure to pick me as the demonstrator you are shopping with. 


Happy Stampin' 
Rick Adkins 


Get the May 2021 Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle Free with any size order in my online store or it can be purchased for $22 in my Tutorial Store.  The May Creative Stampers Tutorial Bundle features 11 masculine themed projects.  



Sign ups are open for my 2021-2023 In Color Club now.  This is a great way to get all the NEW In Colors in a budget friendly way over the next five months.  Plus you will get a card kit each month with four projects featuring that month's In Color along with a monthly class showing how to put the cards together.  Sign ups end on May 10th 2021.  Click here to register! 


Round 2 of Coffee & a Card information will be coming out soon!  

Round One of Coffee & a Card kicks off today on my YouTube Channel.  You can get the five card kits for the projects by placing a minimum $40 order (before shipping and taxes) using the Coffee & Card Host Code YMTAM43V by the 14th of May (or while Supplies last).  This month I am featuring the Handsomely Suited Stamp Set for the projects.  I have a suggested Shopping list for the supplies that you will need to complete the cards.  You can order the suggested items or what ever you want using the host code.  Included in the kits are all the die cut, embossed pieces ribbon, and embellishments for the projects each month. 


For my May Crafty Corner Monthly Card Club I am using the Party Puffins Stamp Set for this sweet class.  If you are not a Crafty Corner Monthly Club Member no problem you can still take the class. I offer this class to both Club Members and Non-Club Members.  You can find out all the details about the club/class by clicking here.  The deadline for this class is May 20, 2021.


I am so excited to be bringing you my latest online class preorder for the Hydrangea Haven Bundle!  This bundle has been one of my favorites since it came out back in January.  I know that you are going to love this class.  Sign Ups are open from Sunday, May 16th – Tuesday, May 25th or until the class fills.   Click here to find out all the class details or to sign up.  

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Rick