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.
Calypso Hibiscus Thank You
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!
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!