Saturday, 10 April 2021

AALL & CREATE: Hibiscus


It is my GDT day at AALL & Create today and I have card to share featuring the beautiful Hibiscus stamp set designed by Tracy Evans.

Hibiscus flowers remind me of tropical islands, summer holidays and balmy evenings, and one holiday destination in particular where the ladies dance with hisbiscus flowers behind their ears. The blue background is representative of the evening sky and the Heart Grunge background shows my love of this destination.

Glossy Accents was used on some the background hearts and there is one heart stamped in black on white card tucked behind the top flower. I also added some texture paste hearts.

The black row of numbers from Through the Meadow were stamped three times and added to the card. Yellow and white Posca pen dots make the hibiscus stamen.

Here is how it came together:
1. White emboss the large stamp from #453 Heart Grunge. Extend the bottom the stamp by adding a section of the text and butterfly stamp from #458 Hibiscus. Stamp out 3 hibiscus flowers on watercolour paper.

2. Add colour to the background using Distress Oxides and water and the smooshing and dipping technique. Add stamping in white ink and Blueprint Sketch using the #470 Scripted Diamonds stamp and #484 Reverse Diamonds. Use Versafine Nocturn to add diamond stamping to the edges of the card. Ink around the edges with black ink.

3. Colour the flowers. I used brush pens and a water brush, then deepened the colour with Inktense watercolour pencils, adding Posca pen dots for the stamen.

4. Add the stamped heart and butterfly directly over the stamped images. Stencil texture paste hearts from the #114 Art stencil. Add glossy accents to the hearts. Assemble the flowers using foam tape for dimension.  Stamp the Hibiscus sentiment, heat emboss and pop on foam pads.

Stamps used:
#453 Through the Meadow
#458 Heart Grunge
#470 Scripted Diamonds
#484 Reverse Diamonds
Stencil: #114 Art
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That's all for now.
Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:
Incy Wincy Designs Bright Colours 18/04
Creative Moments #212 AG 20/04
Dare 2b Artzy April Bright Colours 30/04
Crafters Castle #40 Spring/Summer 30/04
Crafty Creations #420 AG 03/05
More Mixed Media April AG 03/05


  1. Hi Carole this is a gorgeous card. I love it. Have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. This is gorgeous Carole , adore the pop of orange against the blue 😘

  3. Carole, this is gorgeous!! I love that bold orange against the dark blue. The details in the background set everything off so nicely without overpowering anything.
    Hugs Monica

  4. Wonderful creation! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations Challenge.


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