Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Feels Like A Tropical Heatwave

The last few days have been very hot and humid. It felt a lot like what I imagined a tropical part of the country would have instead of us here in South Dakota. And no one felt like doing much outside and all appreciated the air conditioning.  However, the rain we got was just a smidge and we are still hoping that even though it may be stormy that with the storms we will get some much needed moisture. Anyway, I thought this card might work for a summery card and even though we don't grow hibiscus here, I know they do grow it in the warmer parts of the United States.

I used the hibiscus and sentiments from the Paradise stamp set by Uniko. This is a stamp set I won and I am just loving the beautiful designs of it. I know this will be used many times. I stamped the images with Momentos and used my MISTI to align them up correctly. It also involved some masking.

I used gingham pattern paper that I had in my stash which was cut with a rectangle die. I have no idea who makes the pattern paper as it was purchased when a store was closing shop. The focal image was stamped on white card stock and then cut out with a rectangle die as was the green border. And the main card was heavy weight yellow card stock.

Before I assembled the card design together I added a yellow gingham ribbon over the white layered red gingham panel. I also stamped some of the other hibiscus open images inside the card.

Dies used on this card are from Cheery Lynn Designs:
Stackers Nesting Dies Rectangle Classic A6 Metric XL-17
Stackers Nesting Dies Rectangle A2 size ST-014.

This is being entered in the following challenges:

Scrapy Land Challenge #45-Anything Goes
Double D's Blog Challenge-Simply Gingham
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Lazy Days of Summer

Thanks for stopping by and I hope all of you are having a wonderful summer day.

God bless,


  1. Hi Verna! It's so nice to see you again this challenge! WOW What a beautiful job on that hibiscus and your overall design is just fabulous! GREAT job!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Simply Gingham’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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  2. Oh, I just love hibiscus! I have a plant/tree in my living room! It blooms a beautiful pink flower! I've had it for over 30 years! Love your card! That is a gorgeous stamp!

  3. Tropical flowers and this hibiscus flower sure do remind me of Florida and the lazy days of summer. Lovely card and I know you will be using that free stamp again.

  4. Gorgeous! Love the pop of color, Verna!

  5. Verna, so glad you found time for a gingham entry. Beautiful flowers and use of gingham. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.
    DD DT

  6. Amazing!!! What beautiful flowers! So summery and happy! I hope you get rain soon and cooler temps. Boy, I can relate. And congrats winning such a gorgeous stamp set! Lots of air conditioned hugs dear friend ��������

  7. Beautiful card, gorgeous colors! LOVE that hibiscus--congrats on your win--that's an awesome prize!!!

  8. Love it Verna. They are my favourite flower and here in Southern Ontario where I used to live had 20 bushes in the yard. They got to be about 12" across or more.

  9. What a beautiful card, I love your colors. And that gingham paper is perfect here. Really pretty. We are experiencing some heat these past few days too, but maybe not as much as you. It IS dry, and we need some rain as well.

  10. This is so pretty Verna. Love the masking and the colors you used on the hibiscus. Very lifelike. The gingham paper and ribbon are a great touch too.

  11. This is such a beautiful card! The gorgeous image, gingham paper and ribbon are just perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  12. Fantastic card, Verna! Love it! Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

  13. Sper fun card, Verna... unmistakably summery! :)
    x Asha

  14. How beautiful...a gorgeous design and card! It's very hot and humid here too, (but better then! Thank you for joining us at Double D challenges!
    Diane DD DT


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