Here is my entry for this week’s challenge at The Paper Players, Challenge #103 – Colors from Anne Marie. I love this summery color combo and my first thought when I saw it was flowers.
I made the Hibiscus flowers using the Stampin’ Up! Blossom Punch. I punched three flowers in Calypso Coral and cut the petals apart. I sponged the edges and centers with Calypso Coral and added a few lines with the Calypso Coral Marker. I glued five petals to a 1/2 inch circle base and added a flower from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Bouquet Punch. I punched the centers in Daffodil Delight and sponged with Daffodil Delight to add a little definition. For the leaves, I used the brand new Bigz Die Autumn Accents from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. I cut the leaves in Lucky Limeade, used a bone folder to create the veins and sponged with Lucky Limeade. For the background panel, I embossed a piece of Daffodil Delight with the Stampin’ Up! Fancy Fan Embossing Folder. I mounted the background panel on a Calypso Coral card base. I adhered the leaves and flowers and then added the sentiment. I stamped the Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Banners sentiment in Lucky Limeade on Whisper White, cut it out by hand and layered on the mat I cut with the new Stampin’ Up! Framelits Bitty Banners in Calypso Coral. I must say, I am really pleased with how this turned out!