Hydrangea Haven


There is a technique called “No Line Coloring” that I have seen so many beautiful samples of that I decided to try it myself.  This technique is where you use rubber (or photopolymer) stamps to make an image but you can’t really see the outline of the image so it looks like you just colored it using markers, pencils, Blends, etc.

To make a “No Line” image I first stamped the Hydrangea from the stamp set called Hydrangea Haven using Smoky Slate ink and stamped off once on a piece of scrap paper and then I stamped it on Basic White cardstock.  You could hardly see the lines (which is obviously the point).  Then I used my Balmy Blue, Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather Blend to color the flower part.  This totally covered up all the Smoky Slate ink and makes it look like you just colored Hydrangea flowers on a piece of card stock.  I did the same thing using Old Olive Blends for the leaves and stem.

Here is a close up of the Hydrangea flower.  You can’t even see where I stamped the image using the Smoky Slate ink up close.

Stampin Up Hydrangea Haven

After coloring the flower I then backed it with some Fresh Freesia card stock and a piece of the 2021-2023 In Color 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper in Fresh Freesia.  I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set called Lots Of Heart in Basic Gray ink to soften it a little and cut it out using the Banners Pick A Punch on one end.  This stamp set is in the January – June Mini Catalog and is retiring on June 30th so if you like, you need to order it before the end of this month.  It has coordinating dies called Many Hearts and you can still save 10% if you order them both in a bundle.  Lastly I added some Pastel Pearls.

You should try “No Line Coloring”.  It is a fun technique to do.

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3 thoughts on “Hydrangea Haven

  1. This is lovely, Susan! So many samples I had seen using this technique just looked like a blob of color, so I was never a fan. Yours, though – WOW! It really does look like a watercolored hydrangea and it’s beautiful! I love that you can still see the detail of the flower and leaves. I will give this another try.


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