Springtime #1 Hydrangea Card With Free Stamps From Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine

Welcome to the first episode of my new Springtime Series! I have been so excited for this series to start and working just as hard on all the projects.

So, for day one I am starting with one of my favourite flowers – the hydrangea. The stamp set I used for this was a freeeeebie and came with Simply Cards & Papercraft Magazine 160 (details are down below). I love hydrangea stamps and I’m building up quite a collection! That makes me happy 🙂

I took my inspiration from a trip to Gardeners World Live back in 2014. I went with my very good friend Jo and we both fell in love with a hydrangea called Black Diamond. It had the most amazing purple flowers and very dark green (almost black) foliage and stems. I kept the green quite normal for my card, but the Black Diamond Hydrangea will be featured again soon, with all the dark foliage!

Here’s one I made with Rose Red (Stampin’Up!) ink…

White card base – 8″ x 4″ Score at 4″ (Or shop bought 4″ blank cards & envelope pack)
Card mat – 3.75″ x 3.75″

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Helen Xx

Free stamp set from Simply Cards & Papercraft 160 (order your copy HERE)
White card or 4″ blank card pack
Crumb Cake cardstock – Stampin’Up!
Versamark Watermark Ink Pad
White Heat Embossing Powder
White Chalk Pen
Wisteria Wonder & Perfect Plum Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
Pear Pizzazz & Garden Green Ink Pad – Stampin’Up!
Dimensionals Foam Dots – Stampin’Up!

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