Monday, February 18, 2019

Hibiscus - I Yearn for My Garden

Another Colorado low , is heading our way - the second one in as many weeks, bringing with it lots of snow.  Soon we will be running out of places to put the  shovelled  snow.  This has been a brutal winter so far and its not over yet.

At times like this I yearn for my garden.  The "Humming Along" stamp set does that for me, especially the Hibiscus.  So I made a birthday card featuring this flower.

The front of a top fold Thick Whisper White card base was embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.

On top of this was added a Melon Mambo frame, made by die cutting two sizes of the Stitched Rectangle framelits. 

The Hibiscus flower, as well as an extra leaf, was stamped and coloured on a separate piece of Whisper White card stock.  Both light and dark Melon Mambo blendabilites were used for the flower; Daffodil Delight on the large stamen; and Night of Navy in the center.  The stem and leaves were coloured with Granny Apple Green and light Daffodil Delight.

After die cutting the flower and extra leaf with the Humming Framelit dies (there is a die for the flower and leaf) it was added to the card front using dimensionals.  The extra leaf was attached to the stem adjacent to the other leaf.

No card is complete without bling, so Dazzling Diamonds was applied to the flower only.

The sentiment, die cut using this shaped framelit, had its edges sponged lightly with Melon Mambo ink before it was added to the card front above the flower also with dimensionals (see picture below)

Close up showing die cut sentiment and stitched Rectangle frame

Close up showing Dazzling Diamonds on flower as well as embossing

Supplies Used:
Stamp:  Humming Along
Inks: Black Memento, Melon Mambo, Stampin' Blends (Light & Dark Melon Mambo, Light & Dark Granny Apple Green, Light & Dark Daffodil Delight, Light Night of Navy)
Papers:  Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories:  Humming Along Framelit Dies, Dazzling Diamonds, Swirls & Curls Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Stitched Rectangle Framelit/dies.

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