Saturday, December 14, 2019

Hibiscus Birthday - Hand stamped Sentiments #329 - a Mini Catalogue sneak peak

I've been neglecting my blog lately for a number of reasons, some not  so good and some good.
Let's start with the good.
Three weeks ago I adopted 2 eleven week old kittens - a black one named Inky and an orange one named Pascal aka Rascal.  They don't know the rules of the house yet so they have required close supervision, especially with the Christmas decorations up. And they're fascinated with the computer screen and keyboard.  One is on my lap as I type. My son is a great help and works with them to come when he calls.  They're doing really well with that.

The not so good reason is that the same day I adopted them I was hospitalized with cellulitis (severe skin infection) of my right foot and leg which required about a week on IV antibiotics to clear up.

Okay, now on to today's post.
This birthday card was made for the sketch challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiment #329. and depicts a sneak peak of a  new stamps and coordinating dies from the upcoming Mini Catalogue debuting on January 3, 2020.

Stamp:  Timeless Tropical, Itty Bitty Birthday

Inks:  Black Memento,  Stampin Blends (Lovely LIpstick, Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight)

Papers:  Shaded Spruce card base, Whisper White embossed with the new Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, 1 by 5 1/4" strip of Tropical Oasis DSP, Flower and leaves stamped on Whisper White and mounted on a 1 3/8" Grapefruit Grove circle. It is added to card front with dimensionals.

Accessories:  Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder, Tropical Oasis Die, Stampin Dimensionals, Shimmer Crystal Effects (applied to flower and edge of leaves), Dazzling Diamonds, Stitched So Sweetly Dies (die cut sentiment) 1 3/8" circle punch. 1/4: Grapefruit Grove ribbon. self adhesive sequins

After stamping with Black Memento ink twice (the second flower I just cut out  the stamen), It is coloured first with Grapefruit Grove ink and a blender pen along the edges of the petals and the stamen, with Lovely Lipstick Stampin' blend colouring in the rest of the flower.  To darken the center of the flower I used a Night of Navy Stampin' blend. 

Shimmer Crystal effects was applied to the edges of the flower petals, and the center, as well as the leaves.  Dazzling diamonds was added while the Crystal Effects was still wet. The extra stamen was also added to give this part of the flower a bit more visibility.

The flower was mounted on a 1 3/8" round punched circle using dimensionals.


Stampin by Genny said...

Bless you for adopting the two kitties and I wish a speedy recovery. You created a beautiful card with the new stamp set. Great idea to use the Crystal Effects to make it shine. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Fiona said...

How lovely to have two new additions to your household - I have three cats and two dogs - luckily they are all now quite old and not bothered about the decorations - apart from the cats love to sleep under the Christmas tree. Sorry to hear you've been poorly - thanks for joining in with us at HSS during this busy period.

Creations in paper said...

Love this new paper and stamp set. Great interpretation of our sketch. Thanks for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!