I don’t know if you have seen the new Hydrangea Haven Bundle yet, but OH MY!!!  All of the products in this suite are awesome.  I love hydrangea anyway, so this was right up my alley.  The colors are also made up of almost all of my favorites.  Today I am sharing a few of the products with this card.


If you are a fan of Purples, then this card is for you!  I started with Gorgeous Grape as the card base.  I then went to the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper for the background.  To layer on, I added a piece of the Hydrangea Mercury Glass DSP.  And finally my flower!

For the multicolored flower, I used the baby wipe with re-inkers technique.  I mixed Misty Moonlight, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, and Rococo Rose re inker drops onto a folded baby wipe.  I then used that as my ink pad to ink up my stamp.  I was thrilled with how it turned out.  TIP: I normally do the outline and then stamp the filler stamp.  But because of doing the technique and not knowing how it would look, I stamped that first.  That way no harm if it didn’t look good.

I stamped the flower outline and the leaf outline using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  The leaves are filled with Mossy Meadow.  The fill left some light spots on the leaves.  To finish this off, I used the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire fill area.  I believe it worked perfectly to give the shading I like.

I used the die cut from the Hydrangea Dies that are part of the bundle.  It does leave a bit of white outside of the stamped image.  Normally I do not mind that, but for this card I did not want it.  To remedy that, I went back to the Stampin’ Blends. I went around the stem and leaves with the Light Old Olive.  I then did a few tests and found that the Dark Balmy Blue was the best match for the flower colors.  I hope this is an idea for you to use.

As a finishing touch, I used my FAVORITE sentiment.   “You Make Me Smile” from the stamp set.  (My goal with my stamping is for my cards to make you SMILE.)  I cut it out using the scalloped layer of the Double Oval Punch.  I love the angled fit of the saying in the shape.  I also added a little bow to hold the sentiment to the flower using the Snail Mail Combo Pack of Bakers Twine.  The Combo is White and Petal Pink.  The pink picks up the Rococo Rose I added in the flower.

Thank you for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it.  Please come back on Monday for another new project!


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