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Friday, January 29, 2021

A pretty stamp and die set from In Love Art Shop...

 I continue to work with In Love Art Shop to provide sample creations made with their products. They have a pretty stamp set with coordinating dies called Hydrangea Bouquet. If you click on the name, it will take you to this set in their online store. If you decide to purchase this or other products, be sure to use this discount code:


For my first card, I used all of the stamps in the set and heat embossed the images randomly on a piece of pink cardstock. Then I sponged the edges of this panel with some Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide ink and wiped the excess off the white embossing.

Finally, I created a little window by using one of the dies to cut out my center image, cutting through both the pink cardstock and the white card base. I added a piece of acrylic packaging between my pink panel and the card base. I also added a heat-embossed strip sentiment to complete my window. 

I adhered the die-cut image to the inside of my card so that it lined up perfectly with the window. I also added another strip sentiment directly behind the one on the front of the card so that you can't see it when the card is closed.

This shaped card features a lacy layer on top of a green layer that is popped up on foam tape. I tried my best to capture the pinks and blues in my hydrangea image, but I sure could use some advice on how to get a smoother, more realistic look.

I first colored my flower with both a pink and a blue alcohol marker. Then I used some colored pencils to add more detail. I definitely need practice!

On the inside of my card, I added another green panel and a smaller white one for my sentiment.

I think the hydrangeas look a little better on this card--but they still need some work! I colored these the same way as I did on the previous card. For the leaves on both cards I also used a couple of alcohol markers to start, and then added some detail with colored pencils.

The flowers on both cards have been popped up on foam squares.

The inside of this card was handled very much like the previous card. 

One last card made with the Hydrangea Bouquet set was a Mother's Day card. I think I may send this to one of my aunts. I have three of them, and they're all very special ladies who deserve some extra Mother's Day cards.
This slimline card was a nice size for featuring all three of these images. The green panel is popped up on foam tape, as were the flower images.

I added some punched leaves since these flowers didn't feature any foliage. I also glued a tiny white pearl to the center of each flower.

My stamped and clear-embossed sentiment strip is also popped up on foam squares.

Another green panel was adhered underneath my sentiment panel. Because there is so much white space on the inside of a slimline card, I decided to color, die-cut and add one of the flower images here. Instead of pearls, I used Nuvo Drops on this one as they are a little flatter.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing the cards I've made from the Hydrangea Bouquet stamp and die set from In Love Art Shop. I definitely had a great time making them.

Please leave me a note with your best coloring advice, if you can. As I said before, I would truly like to learn a few tricks for creating more realistic images.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.



Lynette said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl - those are four beautiful cards!! I think your coloring looks great! I love the way you did each of these cards - so different and so pretty.

designbydonna said...

These are all so beautiful. This is a very versatile set. I have been seeing a lot of companies coming out with hydrangea stamps this year. I love the background on the pink card. I would never have know that was die cut and your main focus added to the inside, you matched that up perfectly. I see what your are saying about the coloring of the blooms but there are so many varieties of hydrangea that any combo of the pink and blue is okay. Try googling pictures of hydrangeas to get some samples of the coloring.The little pink flowers are really pretty too. Love them on the green background.

Lynne in NI said...

Awww Cheryl, these are sooooooo pretty! I especially LOVE the first one, beautiful background and your placement of your sentiment etc is perfect!
I'm not the best at colouring flowers, but from my own garden the pinky ones tend to maybe have a hint of yellow in the centre and my blue ones have a lilac tinge in the middle - just pick 2 colours you fancy and blend one from the inside out and the other from the outside in. xx

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful cards, my favorite is the Mothers Day card - but they are all beautiful. I think you did great on coloring the flowers. Enjoyed all four of the cards you made.