Mambo Lime Hibiscus, 34/100

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This afternoon I got an email announcing this week’s Paper Players Challenge and I was so excited to the colors, Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Basic Gray.  One of my favorite color combos is Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Basic Gray, so I could not wait to make a card in this brighter version of my favorite color combo.  Today is also the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splicoaststampers and this week’s Featured Stamper is Stephanie aka Booga3.  Her gorgeous Snow Bunny card was the inspiration for my layout.

When I pulled out my Melon Mambo, the first thing I thought of was the Hibiscus bush just off my patio that has the most gorgeous bright pink flowers, so I decided to use this Hawaiian Hibiscus by Embossing Arts.  I colored the image using ink from the ink pad lid and a water brush, adding the shading with Stampin’ Up! markers.  I matted the image in Basic Gray and Melon Mambo.  I used Whisper White for the background, embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder, matted in Basic Gray and mounted on a Melon Mambo card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park in Basic Gray on a Memory Box Bistro Label die cut in Melon Mambo.  I tied French Knots in Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine and threaded through the holes in the label.  I’m not sure if this is the card I will submit for the challenge, but it was fun to make!

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