It's the 25th of the month and the day for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop Challenge. No surprise, I'm still working on the Stamp-a-Faire projects, and hope I'll be back later with another post before the galleries close tomorrow morning. I didn't want to miss the chance to participate in this month's blog hop, though, because the minute I saw the inspiration photo, I had an idea for the card.
The idea was contingent on the Papertrey order arriving in time, which it did. I knew I wanted to use the new "Some Like It Hot" set which features one of my favorite flowers, the hibiscus. I used the colors in the photos--aqua and orange, the diamond pattern on the wall for my background, and the gray carpet as the card base. I would never have chosen gray had it not been for the photo, but it turned out to be a great choice.
It's not often that a card turns out the way I envisioned it from the start, but this one did. I stamped the hibicus on separate card, masking them to group them together, and then fussy cut them out, and popped them up with some foam tape on the diamond embossed background. It's been awhile since I pulled out an embossing folder (Quickcutz). I die cut "birthday" with the Swoosh die and the small stamp sentiment came from Swoosh as well. It just needed a few clear sequins to finish it off.
Until I purchased a MISTI, getting the layers right for multi-stamped images was always a struggle. The MISTI solves those problems. I used three different inks for each of the flowers, and love the dimension you get with these.
I'm babysitting for my new granddaughter this afternoon, but hope to be back in the craft room later today. You can see others' interpretations of the inspiration piece right here.