Sunday, January 29, 2017

Altenew Stamp Focus-Garden Hydrangea

Hello friends!
Due to last-minute schedule change, I am sharing my first DT assignment over Altenew TODAY!
How very exciting! I am going to focus on "Garden Hydrangea".
This stamp set is one of the new 18 stamp sets from the Jan. release and it has a matching die, too!
I know this stamp set is on many, many stamper's wish list. Perhaps my samples today gives you even a better idea!?


Now 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. Let’s get started!

 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.  

For the sentiment, I stamped Jet Black, poured clear-embossing powder over it and heat-embossed it. The details from Garden Hydrangea from the embossing are amazing on vellum!!


For my 2nd project, I had a blast trying out the new Atenew Artist Markers (set A). Both Altenew Inks and Marker are matched perfectly. I simply had to stamp the outline hydrangea and then colored them with just with 2-3 shade of blue.


I love the bullet side of the markers and added dotty details in the center for interest.

Jan (2)
The hydrangea really makes the layering easy and oh. so. polished.


My 3rd project is actually the easiest of the 3 projects. 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.  


You can also use this technique by swiping any of the following Altenew inks (Shades of Purple, Rose Petals or Galcier Caves) to heavy card stock, you can then white-emboss the images.If you love the ease of making these type of cards, I highly recommend that you get the matching die,


For the sentiment, I inked up the new grey ink. I love the subtle sentiment against the bright hydrangea.
I hope my 3 projects inspire you to try out new techniques and have fun with "Garden Hydrangea".

Reminder: every month, the amazing Altenew offers one of my readers/followers a chance to win $15 Gift Voucher to their online store. So, please feel free to comment on all of my Altenew posts throughout the month (including this one and Altenew's), you just might be the lucky winner! I will announce the winner on Feb.28 (last day of the month).

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Thanks so much for stopping by!


conil said...

Holy cow, you have taken this amazing stamp set and blown it out of the water. Three equally fabulous cards...those flowers look as though they were freshly picked. And all those little Virginia touches make them a feast for the eyes.

Mel said...

Beautifully executed techniques. So pretty

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Three gorgeous hydrangea cards, Virginia! Especially love the one with the alcohol inks on Yupo!!

Harriet said...

Oh my, Virginia, marvelous stamping. The white is so lovely, the blue simply excellent and your alcohol ink....divine. Extraordinary stamp set and die....Altenew has another winner.

rcwidow (Linda) said...

These are all amazing!

Sheila H said...

I saw these on the Altenew blog, Virginia. Your flowers are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your various techniques.

Greta said...

Just came from the Altenew Blog--wonderful post & cards, Virginia!

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first, I love the vellum over the dark cardstock!

Karen L K said...

Wow all of your cards are so pretty! It is nice that you did all different techniques!

Nicole Parmentier said...

Gorgeous! I love the effect on vellum!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are all so beautiful Virginia, I can't get over the detail in the leaves in these sets. IMHO, Altenew has the most elegant floral stamps available and this is why. The detail is just so realistic. Of course you have a way of bringing them to life. TFS!

Purple Princess said...

Such beautiful creations!!

Verna Angerhofer said...
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Verna Angerhofer said...

They are all so very beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Martha Herrera said...

SO Beautiful!

Thank you for sharing.

Misty Elam said...

Wow!! All so beautiful. What a fun stamp set!!

Lisa Elton said...

Love the variety of colors and designs you've shared using this beautiful stamp!

mandalj said...

Your cards are so impressive! You've shown us so many beautiful ways to use this lovely stamp set!

DSW said...

Lovely cards Virginia! I learn a lot from your posts. Thank you for them! The third card is my favorite - I love how you swiped the colors on heavy card stock and then cut it out using the matching die. Beautiful!

Kathy Mc said...

Oh my, Virginia, your hydrangeas are gorgeous! I envy your talent as you make everything look so easy...but I know differently. Love all the goodies at Altenew!

Helen F. said...

LOVE the hydrangea stamp/die set and your beautiful card designs, Virginia!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful design and coloring:)