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.
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