Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Coral Hibiscus


Hi everyone.  Today's card is for a couple of challenges ... SCS Color Challenge (CC451 - Calypso Coral, Real Red, Old Olive), and Muse #42 ... where Laurie Willison has provided this fabulous card for inspiration:



I used a NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) ... Darnell will be proud! :)  I've had this hibiscus die-cut for a long time and have never used it before.  I'm really happy how it turned out ... the colors from the challenge just seemed to speak tropical flower to me.

Here's a close-up:



I die-cut two of the flowers from Calypso Coral card stock (and the stem from Old Olive) and then sponged around the edges of each petal (and in the center) with Real Red ink.  I used my Coral Stampin' Write marker to draw in the veins on the flower and then used my blender pen to blend them a little and make them subtle.  I took one of the flowers and cut the petals apart.  I shaped each one with my stylus and mat and then glued it on top of the base flower, having it flush at the center of the flower and raised at the ends of the petals (I used a dimensional on each one).  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the flower has a lot of depth.

I used a snippet of left over designer paper for the bottom (I'll enter this into the Snippets Playground as well), and stamped a sentiment in old olive ink to finish.



Stamps:  Bloomin' Marvelous (SU!)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs); Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Everyday Enchantment DP (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red, Old Olive, Calypso Coral (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Hibiscus die-cut (Memory Box), Stamp-a-ma-jig, stylus, mat, glue, adhesives and dimensionals




24 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Your flowers are always so pretty, and this is no exception! I love the tropical color combo with your CAS design!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Loll-Love that beautiful flower and your colour choice was perfect!
Fabulous take on the inspiration card :)
Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

Karen B said...

What a striking card Loll. Would not have thought of this colour combo but it packs a punch! Love Laurie's inspiration card.

Karen x

Stamps and Paper said...

A really eye catching card Loll and love your vibrant flower

Anne

Di said...

What a stunning card Loll - beautiful Hibiscus flower and the colours are gorgeous together. I guess they should be as Nature does have the edge on colour combinations :)

Hugs, Di xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Beautiful CAS card. Love it.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Mau xx said...

A beautiful card Loll, I love Hibiscus and this is wonderful. Love the way you gave it dimension and the hot colour is perfect.
Huge hugs Mau xx

Carole said...

So striking and tropical. I love the depth and dimension of the layered die cuts and inking the edges adds more depth..

Julia Aston said...

A beautiful layered bloom Loll!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I AM proud, Lolly, and boy, oh, boy did you ever do that die cut proud! Those look like real petals on your beautiful card and it's wonderful take on the MUSE card, too!! Hugs, Dolly

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

The shading on those petals is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at Muse this week!

sandie said...

These petals really are tropical. The inked edges and the blending give the flower a lovely colour and all blended so creatively-love it Loll and yes I am still here but seeing your cards cheer me up x

Donna Przybylowski said...

Love your Hibiscus card Loll, really like how you did it!! Thanks for sharing with us.
hugs
Donna

MaryH said...

Good for you on the NBUS (isn't it funny how that word has been added to our vocabulary? I'm liking VOS too (Very Old Stuff). Great job with this MB die (and I hope you saved the negative as I'm sure you can do something wonderful with it). Loved your shading on the petals and the perky border you've added. TFS & Hugs

Barb said...

beautiful! i love the flower petals and perfectly cas design.

Nonni said...

What a beautiful flower and I love the designer paper!

Hannelie said...

Your card is stunning Loll!

Beverley said...

Stunning card, brings back SO many wonderful memories of my recent wedding in Hawaii :) Hugs Bev x

Brandi said...

This hibiscus is gorgeous!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Loll, the flower does have a lot of depth, it looks amazing! Beautifully CAS too, Cathy x

Karen M said...

Love this gorgeous card Loll - your flower looks so pretty and I love the colours! hugs xx

Bonnie said...

That color challenge was perfect for this gorgeous flower! I love how you sponge the edges of the petals so it looks like a real flower!

Neets B said...

Wow, Loll, that hibiscus is stunning. What a gorgeous card, love it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Loll, that hibiscus is amazing ... such stunning colouring and shading to create the most fantastic dimension ... wow! Anita :)