Good morning! Today over on Instagram I'm joining in a hop to celebrate Pretty Pink Posh's brand new June release. When I was invited to guest design for Pretty Pink Posh last August, the first set I worked with was the Hibiscus Flowers Stamp Set. It's a favorite of mine, and I was thrilled to see the Hibiscus Flowers Stencils in this month's release. With summer upon us I had been itching to use the Hibiscus Flowers set again, and this was the perfect excuse.
My mom's happy place is on a beach and she loves Hawaii, so I knew right away this card would be for her. I stamped several hibiscus flowers and palms, used the Hibiscus Flowers Stencils to blend on some pastel colors, and then cut them out with the coordinating dies. Next, I die cut the Vacation Scene Die in white and grey and used blending brushes to add some color to the white cuts. As I pieced the scene back together, I decided to layer the chair a couple times to add dimension and used the grey circular frame to help define the scene.
I wanted the background to be subtle, so I embossed the new Grid Stencil on white paper. (Don't you just love the versatility of stencils? Embossing with them really increases their value in my mind.) Okay, back to the card. I popped the scene up on my embossed background and framed it with some of the flowers and leaves I had prepped. I opted not to put a sentiment on this one. I truly just wanted the view to transport my mom to her happy place and didn't want any words to get in the way.
Don't forget: I'm joining several other designs on Instagram today to showcase Pretty Pink Posh's June release, so I hope you'll pop over there and hop along, so you can be entered in for a chance to win a certificate to shop at Pretty Pink Posh. Thanks for visiting!