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!