Tomorrow is the first day you can order retiring Stampin’ Up! products at a discount. This includes products from the 2022/2023 Annual Catalog, as well as the January – June Mini Catalog/. You can see the list HERE and HERE
As you know, I have been on a quest to use Stampin’ Up! products that I have not used in a long time and that will retire when the 2023/2024 Annual Catalog comes out. Hydrangea Haven is one of those stamp sets. It has coordinating Hydrangea Dies. Hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers. I love them whether they are blue, white or purple. I decided to use purple colors on this card.
I used the Stamparatus to stamp the flower. I did this because I wanted to have the flower and the stem in different colors. The Stamparatus is perfect for this because you keep the stamp in the exact same spot so it will be all lined up. I first used a Gorgeous Grape Stamapin’ Write Marker to color the flower. Then I cleaned off the stamp without removing it from the Stamparatus and colored the stem using an Old Olive Marker.
Next, I took the Old Olive ink pad and squeezed it together in order to put some ink on the lid. You can also use the ink refill to do this (which is much easier but I didn’t think about that until after I had already squeezed!). I took a Water Painter and squeezed a tiny bit of water into the ink and painted the leaves. I did the same thing with Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather and Fresh Freesia inks for the flower. Then, I cut it out using the die. I layered this on a 3.25″ x 4.5″ piece of Basic White card stock I had embossed using the Brick & Mortar 3D embossing folder, 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″ piece of Highland Heather card stock and an Old Olive card base.
The sentiment is from the stamp set called Plentiful Plants. Lastly, I added some Glossy Dots.
This is gorgeous, Susan! If I had seen this earlier, I would have used my Hydrangea Stamp Set more! I love the way you colored it.