Simply hydrangeas

This hydrangea image, part of a Level 1 hostess set from the new Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog, is stunning.  Are you intimidated by the idea of coloring this?  This approach, above, is nothing more than several squares punched from various parts of a larger image.  The fact that it is monotone makes it so striking.  I was inspired by the beautiful work of SU! demonstrator Jo-Ann Pullen and the stunning new Early Espresso core color, a very rich black-brown.

Stamps:  Because I Care

Ink:  Early Espresso

Paper:  Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla

Other:  Finial Press Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1¼” Square Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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5 Responses to Simply hydrangeas

  1. Sally Estes says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love the color palette and they way the images are off-center!

  2. sue says:

    Stunning is the right word to use! I love it!

  3. Debra, this is lovely. Simple elegance! Well done!

  4. Yapha says:

    Elegant and Gorgeous! Definitely the best card I have seen with this set yet!

  5. Heidi says:

    Oooo, I love this idea of stamping off the edge of the squares. It looks cool!

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