Sunday, 4 December 2016

Hibiscus and Leafy Frame

Hi all.  I  was lucky enough to be chosen the winner of the October Stamping Sensations Challenge and so was asked to create a card for the December Challenge which is entitled Floral Fancies.  

I found a snippet of white card and embossed the Apple Blossom Leafy Frame and coloured it with Distress Inks and a waterbrush.  I used Mowed Lawn and a touch of Walnut Stain added to the green for some shading.   I adhered this to the white square base card.

I then used another snippet of white card and stamped the Apple Blossom Hibiscus flower image twice using Versamark and heat embossed with WOW Opaque White Embossing Powder.  I coloured the flowers with Picked Raspberry and a bit of Seedless Preserves DI, and then coloured the leaves with Adirondack Sunshine Yellow and the Mowed Lawn and Walnut Stain DI.  I fussy cut the two flowers out.

I then cut a sentiment mat with another snippet of white card using the second largest die from a Spellbinders set called Captivating Squares, and stamped a sentiment from the same freebie set using Versafine Smokey Gray Ink, and whilst it was still wet I covered it in WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder and heat set it.  I added the sentiment mat and adhered the flowers using some Pinflair Glue Gel to give them some shape and dimension.

I have really enjoyed being a Guest Designer for Stamping Sensations,  so thank you to Brenda for asking me, and please go and take a look at all the beautiful cards from their Design Team which will I am sure inspire you to enter a card this month.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I'll be back soon. 

I am entering the following challenges:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 258 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc.
Addicted to Stamps and More - No 222 Make Your Mark.
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.


  1. Beautiful card Pat. Your flowers and frame look gorgeous set against the coloured embossed panel.
    Janice x

  2. Stunning card Pat. Congrats on your win.
    Hugs Flo x

  3. Congratulations on your win Pat and very well deserved...your card is so pretty and love the colours


  4. Absolutely gorgeous, Pat! Such an elegant design and so beautifully made. You've done us proud for your well deserved guest DT spot.


  5. Congratulations on winning the challenge, your card above is gorgeous. Take care, Shirleyxx

  6. A really gorgeous card for this months theme Pat and super deign as well with that stunning floral frame.

    Thank you so much for creating a real beauty and being our Guest Designer at Sramping Sensations Challenge.

    B x

  7. Congratulations on your well deserved win and your GD spot Pat! LOVE this beautiful card. I have that EF and have yet to use it! The colouring of the embossing was inspired! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx

  8. This is beautiful, Pat! There are so many delicate details and they are lovely colored!

  9. Oh Wow on the GD spot, which I just saw over at Brenda's. Well deserved and what a beauty you've entered. Love the tropical border edging with this gorgeous flower. I think I've gone back to South Florida. Love the bright colors, the sunshine feeling you've evoked with the pretty design. TFS & Hugs

  10. Lovely card Pat and I do so love the colours you've used. Really pretty!


    Di xx

  11. A gorgeous card, Pat! THanks so much for being Guest DT this month. You have done us proud x

  12. Beautiful card! Such a lovely design! So pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  13. This is so beautiful. Love your flowers and leaves all around as frame. Thank You for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!

  14. This is such a pretty card. I love the way you added the foliage around the frame. It looks fabulous!

  15. This is a gorgeous border, Pat, and you've watercolored it beautifully! Love the hibiscus flowers too! Congratulations on your GD spot!

  16. Congratulations on your win Pat and on your Guest Design spot. Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the beautiful fresh looking colour combination you have used. Barbxx

  17. Beautiful card have you made.
    Thank you for being a guest!


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