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Hydrangea Hill Thank You Cards

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These Thank You cards were made using the lovely Hydrangea Hill designer series paper.  They are based off of one design but with just a few tweaks, go from simple stamping to Wow.  And your card recipient will know just how much you appreciate them with these beautiful cards.

The Hydrangea Hill DSP Drives this Design

I was inspired by an Instagram photo posted by another Stampin’ Up demonstrator, Patty Bennett, showing her simple stamping cards.  When I saw her picture, I thought, I bet I could step those up!  I set out to show how this design can be used by someone with beginning stamping skills and supplies as well as how a more advanced crafter could embellish it.

You may have noticed, if you’ve looked around my site, that I love these colors.  And I was excited to start playing around with these gorgeous Hydrangea Hill designer series papers.  

Each card design builds on the card before it and in the video below, I show how I made the first 3 cards.  The last bonus card combines elements from cards 2 and 3.  On the two cards with the highly embossed white cardstock, I chose to not add the pearls because I was concerned the card might become a little too thick.  Plus, I wanted that gorgeous texture to stand out on its own and be the star of the show.

The stamps that fill in the shading are Stampin’ Up’s distInktive stamps and have different amounts of shading, but I wanted to create more of a 3D look in the flower.  I pulled out my Stampin’ Write markers (NOT Stampin Blends!) and added a little extra depth to the Highland Heather flower with some flicks of Gorgeous Grape.  The leaves aren’t completely filled in–that’s a design feature on the fill-in stamps.

Watch how I took this simple card design and made 3 of the 4 different looks:

I put an instruction sheet together with all of the measurements and steps so you can recreate these cards yourself:

Love These Hydrangea Hill Thank You Cards? Find More Inspiration Here!

I’ve gathered all of the cards I’ve made with the 2021 Spring Mini Catalog products in one place.  I wanted it to be easy for you to see inspiration for how you can use these products.  You can find those projects in one spot by following the link in the button below.

I would love to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator.  If you enjoyed today’s card, please consider making a purchase from my online store.  Product links for the supplies used can be found below. Your purchases help defray the cost of bringing you these projects and are greatly appreciated.  You’re also supporting a small business and helping me to continue to create new projects.  

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