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Thursday, April 13, 2017

HIBISCUS BACKGROUND

It's "Anything Goes" for this month's theme at A Blog Named Hero!  And you know me and my flowers so...

Today's card is totally inspired by Yana Smakula's card - I have always been total rubbish when it comes to making a background - have never liked what I've made - somehow it always looks off kilter or I screw it all up when I'm almost finished!!!  So using the hibiscus stamps I carefully did a similar placement of stamps and I'm finally happy with the results.  Now that I have this background placement technique down pat, I just might be making more of this design in various colors!


I used only the first and second layers of the flowers and picked some pretty HA colors.  Since I wanted perfect coverage, used my Misti in case I needed to stamp several times.  Added some little dots to fill in the blank spaces. When I was finished I embossed around the flowers and leaves using the dies.  This is the sandwich I use on my Cuttlebug to emboss with a die - A plate, B plate, tan Spellbinders mat, paper, die (face down), B plate.  Cut down the size of the piece with one the larger infinity rectangles and put it on a soft grey base adding some fun foam underneath.  Embossed the little sentiment on some HA layering paper (sorry don't know which color it is) using HA white powder.  Finally a few Nuvo crystal dots in rosewater.

HA inks used - pale tomato, a pink from Lia, butter bar, pastel blue, sea glass, soft granite - the light grey is  london fog and the pale yellow is dandelion - both from Memento.

Have a go with any Hero Arts stamps in your stash, create a card and enter it this month's challenge!!  


Thanks for visiting today and love to read your kind comments.
 

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous hibiscus background, Betty, and I love that you embossed it using the matching dies! Might have to try that one!!

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  2. It turned out so beautifully!! Wow!

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  3. Fabulous Betty. Love the idea of embossing with the dies

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  4. I loved Yana's card, too & you've done her proud with this incredible card, Betty! Absolutely beautifully stamped & love the color combo!

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  5. Gorgeous Hibiscus blooms, Betty! You created a beautiful pattern and your color palette is really pretty! I would say you nailed it, my friend!

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  6. Oh my gosh, I completely forgot to wish you a Happy Easter! I hope you have a lovely day!!!

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  7. beautiful. have a happy easter and thank you so much for your kind words

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  8. Oh here's a card that speaks to my...love all those gorgeous blooms.

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