Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I am so excited to share my first DT post with you! My projects feature the new Garden Hydrangea Stamp Set and Coordinating Die Set. I know many of you have fallen in love with this set and I hope that you’ll love it even more after seeing my projects!

There are all kinds of Hydrangea stamps out there, but this one…this one has 4 layers! What I love about this set is that you can use ANY layer of hydrangea and use your own favorite medium. Be it a Clean and Simple style or Shabby Vintage, it’s your call.

My first project “with love” is all about embossing.  I actually embossed 2 layers of hydrangea stamps separately in pink on a piece of medium-heavy vellum.

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I stamped the sentiment in Jet Black Crisp Ink, poured clear-embossing powder over it and then heat-set it. The embossed details from Garden Hydrangea are amazing! I also added Pink Washi Tape to highlight the fuchsia color even more and it also covers the adhesive tape underneath the vellum!

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For my 2nd project, I had a blast trying out the new Altenew Artist Markers (set A). Both Altenew Inks and Marker are formulated to match seamlessly. I simply stamped the outline hydrangea and then colored them with 2-3 shades of blue. The stems are hand drawn with markers.

Jan2

I added dotty details with the bullet point side of the markers for extra interest. The Garden Hydrangea Die  makes the layering easy and oh. so. polished.

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My 3rd project is actually the easiest one to create. I used one of my favorite mediums-Alcohol Inks. First I dabbed the inks onto a piece of Yupo/alcohol ink paper to create my own color palette.

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You can use this technique by swiping any of the following Altenew inks (Shades of Purple, Rose Petals or Glacier Caves) onto heavy card stock.  You can then white-emboss the images like I did here. For the stem, I cut an extra thin piece of green alcohol ink paper.

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For the sentiment, I used the new grey ink called Industrial Diamond. I love the subtle sentiment against the bright Hydrangea.

I hope these 3 projects inspire you to try out new techniques and have fun with Garden Hydrangea.  With a detailed stamp like this, the stamping possibilities are endless. Wish you a beautiful day!

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