Saturday, July 13, 2019

Hello Summer

Altenew has a WOW! inspiration for us this month for their Inspiration Challenge.  I have 2 cards today, inspired by its summery orange and pinks.



supplies:  white, black, 3 shades of pink, 3 shades of orange, yellow, and green cardstock, Altenew Hibiscus Garden 3D dies, Neat & Tangled Tropical Leaves stencil, sentiment from a retired Simon set

I used bright pink and orange colors to make my flowers, with bright green leaves.  In looking at the inspiration, I noticed that it was set against black, so I tried that, and liked that the colors really pop against it.  THEN I remembered this tropical leaves stencil, so I "embossed" it onto my black background.  It was hard to get a good picture of it, because it's subtle.......you can see it best in the upper right corner, but irl the whole background has this detail. 

So that you can see the embossing better, I messed around with my editing program......this next one shows the details, but the colors got skewed a bit. 


And one more pic, closer, to show the embosssed stencil.


Next, I decided to play with my all-time favorite Altenew stamp set, Painted Flowers - this is the first time I've colored the outline image with markers instead of using the layering stamps.


supplies: white and black cardstock, Altenew Painted Flowers stamps, colored with Nuvo Creative markers, sentiment die from their Flower Arrangement set, Simon retired "summer" stamp,  sequins to match

Here's the inspiration photo:


Thanks for visiting today - have a great one!  

7 comments:

Betty said...

two beauties, Lin!!

Lisa Elton said...

Two lovely card Lin! The black background behind the hibiscus makes for a striking card!

Cat Craig said...

Painted flowers is one of my favorites too. Your hibiscus' are gorgeous.

Dawn T said...

Totally amazing cards Lin. Love the hibiscus flowers and the second one is really stunning. I'm going to try using markers or watercolour pens with this stamp. You have totally inspired me.

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving the vibrant colours against the black, and the embossing is stunning - great cards Lin!
Blessings
Maxine

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Both cards are really great! I do love the drama of a black card base!

lostinpaper said...

Both of your cards are incredible, I love the embossed leaf background, I also don't like it when the camera won't play nice lol.