Hello, my friends! Hope you have some great plans for the weekend! I appreciate you stopping by Guneaux Designs to see my Hibiscus Greeting Card. I love Hibiscus plants, and I have many around my home. One of my Hibiscus plants is the impetus for creating this Hibiscus Greeting Card. It is a plant that produces large beautiful pink flowers. Each flower on the Hibiscus plant is at least 6″ in size.
I created this Hibiscus Greeting Card to submit to a Splitcoaststampers.com Ways To Use It Challenge, WT649 – Domestic Inspiration. The challenge is to find something around your home that inspires you. I draw inspiration from many of my Hibiscus plants as well as many other floral plants. But this plant is right outside my crafting room window, and each time I look outside, I see the beautiful blooms. This is the card I created from my inspiration piece.
Here is a photo of my inspiration piece:
While I was taking the above photo, I had a bee hanging round the flower. Therefore, I included a bee on the Hibiscus on the bottom left of my card. The Hibiscus flower and leaves were made with the ODBD Hibiscus Dies and ODBD Tropical Leaves. I included pink prills on the Hibiscus stamen. The bee was made with the ODBD Butterfly and Bugs Stamp Set and Matching Dies.
To create the background of the card, I used several Hero Arts Distress Oxide Ink Pads to sponge on the sky and water. Afterwards I used the ODBD Bon Voyage Stamp Set to stamp the Palm Trees in black ink, as well as the sentiment. This stamp set is a great set if you like creating beach scenes.
To assemble the card, I created a black frame using the ODBD Pierceed Rectangles Dies to go around the beach scene.
My card base is black card stock to which I added a piece of pink card stock. I attached the scene to the pink card stock and added the Hibiscus and leaves.
Please share your thoughts about my Hibiscus Greeting card! I love reading your comments!