The Hydrangea Hill suite of products features in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue from Stampin’ Up!® (Pages 18-20).
Hello and welcome to the March 2021 All Star Tutorial Bundle Design Team blog hop!
Each month this group of 12 talented designers from all around the world create Exclusive Video Tutorials for you featuring a suite of Stampin’ Up! products. This month it is the Hydrangea Hill Suite, a fabulous suite featuring … wait for it …. Hydrangeas! Plus Mercury Glass Acetate, a sheer ribbon and beautiful Pastel Pearls. The co-ordinating Designer Series Paper also features gorgeous Hydrangeas.
You will receive 12 EXCLUSIVE video tutorials … you will not see them online anywhere. Each tutorial includes both metric and imperial (inches) measurements. So no matter where you live in the world, you can purchase the tutorial and will be able to create the projects.
Here is a sneak peek of the January 2021 tutorial bundle projects. If you shop with me in March, you will receive the bundle for free. Or click on the image below to purchase.
Tutorial Bundle – March 2021
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Here are the products being featured over this six month selection.
January 2021 – Fine Art Floral Suite (Pages 32-34 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue) ** You can still purchase .. click here **
February 2021 – Love You Always Suite (Pages 10-13 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue) ** You can still purchase .. click here **
March 2021 – Hydrangea Hill Suite (Pages 18-20 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue)
April 2021 – Flowering Cactus Product Medley (Pages 8-9 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue)
May 2021 – Ice Cream Corner Suite (Pages 48-49 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue)
June 2021 – Sand and Sea Suite (Pages 40-42 Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue)
Here is a sneak peek of my project in the tutorial bundle for March which features the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.
Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set
My tutorial bundle project features a soft watercolour technique using the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. For my blog hop today, I have featured both the stamp set and the Hydrangea Dies in a couple of different ways.
This card features the outline stamp, finely detailed and a joy to colour … I used Stampin’ Blends. For added detail, I die cut the row of Hydrangea petals, coloured them and adhered them over the flower.
Here are some close up images of the cards.
Design Tips …
- Colour the Hydrangea flower head with a number of light and dark shades in one Stampin’ Blends colour family to create depth and texture.
- When adding ink to the stitched rectangle panel, leaving some areas un-inked gives the illusion of light coming from a couple of corners, almost like a spot light illuminating your hydrangea.
- Utilise the different patterns in the Designer Series Paper, to create interesting layers with lots of movement.
- Adhere the single petal die cuts with glue dots and then bend up the petals to create a textured Hydrangea flower head.
- When die cutting the small petals, create a design element for the inside of the card with the left over piece of card.
Hydrangea Dies …
These cards have been created using the same layout, but utilising the dies to form the flower rather than the outline stamp.
Design Tips …
- Die cut the combined Hydrangea flower head and stem out of Basic White thick cardstock first. Then stamp the background shadow stamps over the top for the flower head, and then the stem and leaves.
- Add the detailed leaf die cut out of a green coloured cardstock to create definition on the leaves.
- Die cut the Hydrangea Flower Head die from Basic White Thick cardstock and then colour with light and dark shades of Stampin’ Blends.
- Bend up all the little leaves before you attempt to adhere the die cut and coloured flower head to the background Hydrangea. I put some glue on my silicone craft sheet and then picked it up with a piece of Stampin’ sponge and patted over the back of the petalled flower head while holding it in my hand. I concentrate on the outside edges so as not to get too much on the little raised up petals. If you lay it flat to apply glue, the petals will close up and get glue on the back so they will not pop up again once the glue is dry.
- Use some of the small single Hydrangea petals to scatter on the card front instead of adding jewels.
Here are some close up images.
I created these cards live on Facebook in my Stampin’ Up! Public group on Facebook last night, affectionately called “the Blue Mushroom group”.
More Hydrangea Hill Ideas …
Here is the list of all the designer’s blogs, check them all out for more great examples of projects using the Hydrangea Hill Suite of Products.
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
ALL STAR TUTORIAL BUNDLES (INSTANT DOWNLOAD)
These amazing bundles have 12 tutorials in each one. They are chock full of inspiration and techniques and include both Imperial and Metric measurements.
Demonstrators are welcome to purchase these tutorials for classes, however we ask that you don’t forward the PDF to anyone else, but refer them back to the participating demonstrators to purchase.
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