Today's card is another floral one since yesterday's card put me in the mood to color flowers again, this time a hibiscus. I've been wanting to color this image for the longest time, and the technique I used lends itself perfectly to stamps like this. That technique is the Copics "flick" technique from each end of the petal in two different colors. For this flower I used R24 (red) and YR04 (orange), plus greens for the leaves, which are separate stamps that I masked for this image. I then colored the background with blue chalk.
How's THAT for in-your-face color? I was inspired to go bold because these flowers typically come in bold colors. I've met very few shy hibiscus..es? Hibisci?
The interior of the flower is green flocking, and the stamen is gold glitter. The sparkle is gorgeous in real life.
The bee is a die cut from the SB Fanciful Flight set, and I applied gold Perfect Pearls to him for some metallic shine. The sentiment is heat embossed.
I used Dew Drops on the red and green papers, and I already had light green ones on hand but only bright pink as well, so I colored them with Copics R89, and voila, red Dew Drops! Gotta love alcohol ink.
Here's a peek at the inside where I've used some of the scraps left from the front designs.
That does it for this simple card. It's pretty straightforward (can you believe no ribbon, bows or extra flowers??), but of course it took all day yesterday as, once again, I had to fit the crafting in when the baby slept. (The new puppy for those just coming on board.) Thankfully she took several small nap-lets.
Thank you so much for taking the time to join me. Here's wishing you a lovely day full of crafting and anything else that makes you happy. As for me, I think I'll try a shaped card next. Hope she takes longer naps!
Stamps: Hibiscus (There She Goes Stamps); Make a Wish Quotes (Fiskars)
Ink: Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper: X-Press It Blending Card; Basic Black (SU); Sugar Rush (Basic Grey)
Extras: Dies: Fanciful Flight, Labels Eighteen (SB); Circle Stax 1 and 2 (Dienamics); black ep, Perfect Pearls, Copics, glitter (Art Institute), flocking, chalks, Dew Drops, dimensionals.
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