Hello friends and welcome! Today I am sharing a card I made using the new Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus stamp & die set from Altenew.
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My husband & I went on our honeymoon in Hawaii almost 14 years ago, and I fell in love with hibiscus flowers! I have bought several hibiscus plants over the years, but I can’t seem to keep them alive. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Let me know if you have suggestions in the comments below!
I was super excited to get this set, and here is what I created:
I wanted to make the hibiscus flowers a sunshine yellow color. I used all the layers of the big hibiscus flower, except the 2 pistil images as I wanted to leave them white. I made the leaves a lush vibrant green. I don’t have a vary big collection of colored inks, so I used what I had in my stash. On some layers, I simply used the same color again, just inked and stamped it twice to deepen the color. I love how it turned out!
On a background panel, I stamped two of the sentiments included on the stamp set. I also splattered the panel with gold spray ink. After die cutting the florals, I popped it onto the background with foam tape. (On one of the flowers I doubled up on the foam tape.) I wanted to add a little more black, so I used a pen and drew black dots.
I absolutely love this build-a-flower Hibiscus set! This set comes with 24 buildable images and 3 dies. Here’s what Altenew says about this set:
Hibiscus are native to warm climates and are associated with tropical weather and relaxing summer days. Hibiscus flowers have symbolized many things throughout history, but are now most commonly known to represent “delicate beauty.” This set comprises of a 6 layer hibiscus flower in full bloom, a 6 layer hibiscus bud with stem, and a 4 layer leaf image. Three sentiments are also included. These floral images work well on cards, layouts, home decor, gift wrapping, and more. We can’t wait to see where these beautiful tropical flowers take your imagination!
This set cannot be purchased individually; it is sold as a set only. You can purchase a Build-A-Flower: Hibiscus & Ink Bundle to save 5%. Love those colors!
That’s it for me. I hope you are inspired to get crafty!
Happy Sunday! (Happy Easter!)