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Hero Arts Large Hydrangea in a Mug


Coffee Lovers Bloghop

Hi, friends, it’s Chark here today for the last day in the Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I hope you’ll join in and link your coffee/tea/cocoa project over at the hop to try to win one of several great prizes, including $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store!


Today I used my absolute favorite flower stamp right now, the Hero Arts Large Hydrangea Wood Stamp. I have two hydrangea bushes at my house and love when they bloom. One bloom fills the vase and that was my inspiration for this card.

I heat embossed the stamp in white and then used Twinkling H2O paints to paint the flower and leaves, love that these paints leave a little shimmer. I added some dark centers with a Zig Clean Color Violet Marker and added some water. I used a cocoa mug die from Gina Marie (that I won last hop!) to use as a vase and slid my trimmed hydrangea into the cup. Then I stamped on the greeting and added some shading to the coffee cup with a paintbrush and Mermaid Lagoon distress ink.


I used the Nesting Oval Infinity Dies from Hero Arts to cut out a large oval to frame the flower and cup. The frame was smooshed (learned from Jennifer McGuire) with Distress Inks before cutting. I also used some pinks to smoosh more paper and then die cut little Easter eggs from the same Infinity Oval Dies.

The Nesting Dies are so versatile and you get a million for $24.95. Okay, not a million, but 18 ovals and that’s a great deal! There are also other shapes of nesting infinity dies and we have the 10 Heart set on sale right now in the store…but there’s only one available, so if you’re thinking about, jump over here to get it first!

Of course, I had to break out some glitter and I went with Pink Stickles for the little eggs.

That’s it for me today, but don’t forget, we have 3 Ways to Win $25 to the a2z Scrapbooking store this month!

  1. You can enter a card at the Spring Coffee Hop and link it up and hope your name gets chosen by Amy and her crew.
  2. You can create a card with your Hero Arts products AND the theme “Playing with Stencils” and link it up here by midnight tonight.
  3. You can comment this month on March a2z Scrapbooking blog posts (including this one) for the random draw to be announced April 7. You can get 31 chances to enter! Comment by tonight at midnight!

Good Luck, my Crafty Friends!


Large Hydrangea Wood Stamp

White Embossing Powder

Heat Gun

Hero Arts Birthday Messages Clear (currently sold out, but just go to the store and custom order it at no extra charge)

Nesting Oval Infinity Dies

Gina Marie Reindeer Cocoa Die

Twinkling H2O Watercolors (purples/blues/greens)

Zig Clean Color Real Brush (Persian blue)

Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, Mermaid Lagoon)

Stickles (Glam Pink)





Author: craftychark

Loves reading, crafting, writing and The Wizard of Oz.

26 thoughts on “Hero Arts Large Hydrangea in a Mug

  1. I have really enjoyed your posts this month. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and shared projects:)

  2. Chark, that is so beautiful!!! Love your watercoloring on the background, flowers and cup. Thanks for the inspriation

  3. Wow it’s gorgeous!!!

  4. Fun card. Love the watercolouring.

  5. Such beautiful colors! I love the hydrangea stamp you used! So pretty in the mug and with the colored eggs. Beautiful details on your card!

  6. Love that big, bold flower in a coffee cup – what fun!!

  7. So pretty – absolutely love the color combo. And, such a fun idea to put the flower in a mug.

  8. So pretty – absolutely love the color combo! And, such a fun idea to put the flower in a mug.

  9. Wonderful design with
    the cup as a vase holding
    the gorgeous Hydrangea
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love the colors. WOW. Beautiful card.

  11. Beautiful! Love this!

  12. Knock-down gorgeous card!!! Love the colors, and how you used the Twinkling H2Os for the flower. Awesome design, too! I’m definitely pinning this for future reference & inspiration. 🙂 ~ Andrea

  13. Such a beautiful card!! Love how you’ve colored the hydrangea!

  14. Gorgeous colors and very pretty design!!!

  15. Wow! This is beautiful!

  16. Gorgeous card. One of my favorite flowers and your colors and glitz are great.

  17. You did an awesome job on this one. I love the hydrangea and wonderful colors.

  18. Gorgeous coloring and I really enjoyed all of your pretty creations during the hop!

  19. This is gorgeous.

  20. Beautiful card, love the resist technique.

  21. YES. This is gorgeous. I never tire of hydrangeas, they are so very gorgeous.

  22. That flower is something else; just beautiful!!

  23. OMG!!! Your Hydrangea is really breathless!!! Love so much your card!!!

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