Tropical Hibiscus


I liked the tropical theme at Sunday Stamps but have very few stamps that would work as a tropical idea. Decided to use a largish Hibiscus flower stamp that I got in Bermuda last year made by Card Craft Stamps and a corner stamp from GKD that has hibiscus too. I stamped both on 2 separate pieces of water colour cs as I knew I would be fussy cutting the larger flower. It had the word Bermuda with it and I didn’t want that part. I used Amalgam ink so I could water colour without bleeding. Then I proceeded to water colour initially using some Distress Inks but I eventually went over it all with my shimmery paints. The photo seems to have picked up the sheen of the paint as well as the glittery pen I used on the sentiment, but it looks paler than in R.L. The colours in the challenge are actually 5 and I think I’ve managed 4 of them. It has enough glitter to it to qualify for the Paper Players so it will be my 2nd entry there. I matted it and then added it to the card front. The sentiment is also GKD and I stamped it then cut it into pieces so I could stack it as shown. Once adhered I went over each word with a blue Sakura gelly roll glitter pen. My last card for today – I’ve been a busy bee – lol.

20 thoughts on “Tropical Hibiscus

    1. Thanks – I wish the photo was a bit brighter as it is way more vibrant in reality than it shows here.


  1. Glad you like it. I had fun painting it and trying to get the shading to the flower centers. I’m hopeless at figuring out the light source though so am never sure if it looks right.


  2. So pretty – love your delicate coloring! I really like the images here, perfectly tropical! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

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  3. Hibiscus is perfect for this challenge! And I love the little ones on the corner vines as well. The background blue really gives it a tropical/ocean feel. Thank you for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

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  4. Beautiful card! Love the cheerful colors and that sentiment is so perfect. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!

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