Friday, 23 September 2016

What makes you different . . .

makes you PERFECT

... such a sweet sentiment from the Waffle Flower "Hibiscus" stamp set.

It's funny how cards evolve.

When I first saw this photo inspiration and colour combo fromWaffle Flower, I immediately thought of a pastel rainbow with the "what makes you different makes you perfect" sentiment from the Hibiscus stamp set.
Then I thought, why not an hibiscus garland?
Well I stamped, fussy cut and coloured a bundle of little hibiscus flowers and made them into a garland with twine that had a strand of gold running through it.  It looked like a pretty pastel lei but ever so stark against the white background of my card base, so I stepped outside the colour palette and placed it against a sheet of ombre green paper and it look much better, especially with the toucan on the branch in the darkest section.  What do you think?

Waffle Flower - stamp set - Hibiscus
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Dual Tip Marker - Tuxedo Black
to go around the edges of the fussy cut flowers, leaves & toucan
Copic makers - flowers & toucan - RV10 YR61 Y11B01 V01
Copic markers - leaves - G12
Copic markers - leaves & branch - G21 G21 G85 G99

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges:
see photo above


  1. This is awesome!! Love the pretty flower garland.

  2. This is so pretty, Tracy. I love the sentiment. :) So sweet. Also, great fussy cutting and I really like the toucan and the ombre green background. This is lovely, Chris. I am totally inspired to try this technique with the distress ink, smooshing on the glossy cs and covering cling wrap. I have tried something similar with water color paper and Brusho crystals with spray starch. Your results really are beautiful. Thanks for the kind comment on my chalkboard MM Tutorial for STAMPlorations. I appreciate your time. :)

  3. I love your hibiscus garland! Very creative. Thanks for playing with us this month at the Waffle Flower challenge.

  4. Oh, this is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

  5. FABULOUS flower banner!! Thanks for playing at Waffle FLower Crafts:)

  6. It does look like a lei. Beautiful job.


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