Thursday, July 24, 2014

Another hollyhock!

Just playing around today.  I saw this card by Laura Jane on Pinterest, and it inspired me to try my hand at paper-piecing a hollyhock.  Love your card, Laura Jane, thanks for the inspiration!


My version uses Simon's Favorite Flowers, along with some paper scraps from Lawn Fawn and Basic Grey.  I stamped the flowers and leaves and white embossed them, then cut them out.  My stem is just a strip of green paper, and I arranged my flowers and leaves along it, popping up a couple of the flowers and adding  some squiggles from the stamp set.  I just got this Technique Tuesday hugs die, and this one was sitting on my desk, so that got added, and then I stamped this old Hero Arts butterfly twice, on Audrey blue and print papers, and layered them for some more dimension.  


  1. Love this Lin, so whimsical and sweet!

  2. Saw your card on lovely!!! I will be CASing this one. :)

  3. What a fun idea! Your hollyhocks look beautiful, Lin! It goes without saying that I adore the pink and green combo! ♥

  4. This is such a pretty and creative card, Lin! I love the colours and the way you made your hollyhock - wonderful design and mix of images!

  5. One can never have TOO many Hollyhocks...I only had ONE return this year along side the barn:((
    You are such a dear for mentioning my card as inspiration:)
    Your vellum blooms are LOVELY!

  6. What a clever way to do hollyhocks! I love it!

  7. Love how you used this set! Wonderful colors and the hollyhocks are beautiful!


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