Sunday, July 4, 2010


 Hello and Happy Independence day to all my fellow Americans! I've been enjoying the long holiday weekend, but I do have a card to share with you that I made for the GKD release party last week. I used my new set, Aloha and combined images with Melanie's new Fun Year Round and one of her older sets, A Year of Leaves.

 I stamped the hibiscus, from Aloha, and colored it with Copics. First I used Y17 on the stamens and filled in the petals with Y000. Then I added YR07 to the center.

Added Y17.

 Added Y21, leaving just a small section on each petal for a highlight.

 I used the YR000 to blend the Y21 and then went back with YR07, Y17 and Y21 to add deeper shading, by feathering out from the center.

 I used a leaf, from A Year of Leaves and colored all over with YG03.

 Added YG95.

 Blended with YG93 and then used the blender pen to push in some highlights.

 On the card base, I stamped some of the images from Fun Year Round, to create a horizontal border. I used Memento Cantaloupe, Tangelo and Lady Bug inks.

I cut out the hibiscus and leaves and attached them with Pop Dots, then stamped the sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!


Betty Benton said...

Theresa, your hibiscus is gorgeous! I want to be able to color like you when I grow up!! Very cute with the stamped circles!

Tina Gilliland said...

Sooooo pretty, Theresa!!! Can't wait for my set to come!!!

P.S. If you check my blog... you can see your beautiful PURPLE card on my window... in my new studio! *smile*

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful Card! I grew up with hibiscus and yours looks soooo real!

Anke said...

WOW Theresa this card is so beautiful, great work.


Lagene said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for the instructions!