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Pretty Pink Posh Hibiscus Flowers

Hi friends! I have a bright summer card to share with you today showcasing the new Pretty Pink Posh Hibiscus Flowers. I used inks to color the flowers and palms, something I had never done before.

I stamped the images onto Canson XL watercolor paper with embossing ink, and heat-embossed with white embossing powder. I used finger daubers and a selection of inks for the flowers:

  • Pinks: Peony Impress Fresh Ink, Blush Impress Fresh Ink
  • Yellows: Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Oxide Inks
  • Greens: Twisted Citron and Lucky Clover Distress Oxide Inks
  • Teals: Pine Needles and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide Inks.

Before the inks dried, I brushed on Ranger Perfect Pearls Pigment Powder for a beautiful shimmer. I used the coordinating dies to die-cut the images once they were dry.

For the background, I blended Summer Splash ink over the PPP Bold Lines Stencil. I attached the panel to a card base with foam adhesive, then added the images with foam squares.

I white heat-embossed a sentiment from the Tropical Birds Stamp Set onto black card stock, trimmed it, and attached it to the card with foam squares.

My last step was adding a few Caribbean Blue Jewels for shine.

Coloring the flowers with ink made this card-making process a breeze! It’s definitely a technique I will be doing more often. That’s all that I have for today. Thanks for stopping by!

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