Sunday, March 15, 2015

Colorful Hibiscus.

Aloha everyone!
Tonight's card will be entered in the CAS-ology challenge with the cue card: tropical. I have also decided to join the Mod Squad Challenge and Virginia View Challenge.

Entering Challenge CAS-ologyCue card: Tropical
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Entering Challenge Mod Squad Challenge: Flowers
Entering Challenge Virginia's View #13- Everything Embossed
To me, nothing says tropical like a larger then life hibiscus. This flower shimmers with pinks, purples, whites, yellows, and greens from Perfect Pearls by Ranger. I hope you like it as much I liked making it.

This card shimmers with Perfect Pearls painted
inside the white embossed hibiscus.
Stamped the flower again on the purple background
and used dimensional adhesive for the color hibiscus.
Lots of dimension without the bulk.
The sentiment 'Mahalo' is a Hawaiian
word used when thanking someone.
This card took a lot of experimentation. I have never worked with Perfect Pearls before and thought this project would be perfect for me to see what all the fuss was about. Well now I understand, and just love how it turned out. Anyone who has worked with this medium understands that the picture doesn't do it justice on how it just shines! It is truly an amazing product.

So this is how I did it:

  1. stamped this jumbo hibiscus stamp on purple CS and heat embossed it white. 
  2. Then colored the flower with Perfect Pearls and water. What fun!
  3. Then did a little fussy cutting around the hibiscus and set it aside.
  4. Stamped the same flower image on the same color paper but in black. 
  5. Traced a die cut and cut out the scallop and mounted it on another shade of purple paper and outlined the scallop.
  6. Mounted it on white CS leaving the some of the white exposed.
  7. Stamped the sentiment, die cut it oval, then added pink pearls. Adhered it to the card.

This card really surprised me in the fact that I couldn't believe how it turned out.  I was just expecting to fiddle around with Perfect Pearls but when all was said and done I came up with this shimmering gem of a card.

That is all for now I hope you enjoyed this post.. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.. I really enjoy what you have to say.

Aloha everyone! (meaning both hello and goodbye)

All the best,
Shawna

9 comments:

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

That hibiscus is totally amazing! Fab card!

Dawn Turley said...

I can just imagine that the hibiscus shimmers and shines. It is a great technique and looks stunning on the flower.

Loli said...

Hola Shawna, mahalo for your comment!, i have searched 'Swimmy' by Leo Lionni I did not know until you write me, is BEAUTIFUL the concept! i will try to search in Spain is perfect for my son!. i'm glad my card reminds you this book i think happy thoughts.
Your card is simply stunning!, great colouring technique, gorgeous hibiscus, beautiful work.
A warm hug from Palma de Mallorca, i hope to see you soon.

Hazel Hodgkins said...

Shawna, that is a stunning hibiscus! I can also imagine how it shimmers and shines. Perfect pearls are an amazing medium and such a good choice for this project! Thank you for sharing how you came up with this beautiful creation and also for joining us at CASology this week!

Niki G said...

Super gorgeous Shawna! I can imagine all the beautiful shimmer with the perfect pearls.

Inkyfingers said...

What a gorgeous card Shawna! Your beautiful hibiscus really jumps off the card!

Joyce Erb said...

I absolutely love your coloring and the stamp. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Virginia Lu said...

Well done on coloring/embossing this hibiscus! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

Asha said...

Good heavens! This is stunning, Shawna. That card caught my eye over at Virginia's View and I had to come over for a close look. Love the contrast, the bold hibiscus and the PP make the whole thing pop. I've been toying with the idea of getting some PP, am convinced now! You can count me as your new follower and visitor. Thank you for sharing, Shawna.
hugs, Asha

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