I might be getting a bit ahead with this card that basically screams summer. But I couldn’t resist working with this Aloha stamp, colouring these flowers was so much fun!
Here are the steps for this card:
- Stamp the images on Bristol cardstock using watermark ink and embossing in white embossing power.
- Color the images with watercolour markers and blend using a water brush. Notice how I left small parts of the petals without any colour at all. This helps to achieve the natural look of the hibiscus flowers.
- Die cut the images using the Aloha matching die. Cut another layer from thick cardstock and adhere them together for dimension.
- Trim a piece of Black on White cardstock to the size of an A2 card and cut a window in the centre. This will make the frame of the shaker card.
- Adhere the acetate piece in the back of the frame. Add the foam tape all around the frame.
- Adhere the front panel to an A2 card base. Leave one side open to fill the pocket with the confetti. I used Chunky Glitter and Magic Mint sequins. Close the final side of the shaker card.
- Glue the Hibiscus flowers to the corners.
- Finally, stamp and heat set the Aloha sentiment from the same set on black cardstock and white embossing powder. Adhere it to the bottom corner of the front panel.
Though I love the stamp and the look of the flowers, I still wanted to keep most the front of the card clear, to appreciate the shaker elements. By adding the flowers as a frame, I achieved just that!
Here are two closer looks at the Hibiscus flowers.
I hope you enjoyed the photos and reading about this project. Thanks for visiting and see you next time!
This is so beautiful, Monica! Love how you used the glitter along with the sequins for your shaker and your colouring is stunning 🙂