Naturally, I don't have a large beautiful hibiscus bloom that can command the space, but Mary Ellen's card did remind me of this whimsical tropical flowers set that I haven't used in ages. I initially stamped white cs with the large bg stamp in blue and over stamped individual flowers from the matching set in green. I was really enjoying everyone's cards with this week's sketch so I cut the cs into three strips and ended with a small leftover strip. Unfortunately, I cut the one edge crooked and my attempts to even it made the matting just a bit too narrow, so I put a band of green across the panel to help camouflage it a bit. Since I had that small leftover piece, I added that too. Topped it off with two flowers from the set and dropped green Nuvo in the center of the top flower. I kept Mary Ellen's Aloha greeting albeit much smaller.
Congratulations Mary Ellen on being selected this week's Featured Stamper. You have a great Gallery with much to inspire. I hope you enjoy the week and I hope everyone here has an enjoyable week as well. Aloha!
Date: Sunday, April 11, 2021 GMT Views: 275
Registered: November 7, 2006 Location: Willamette Valley Oregon Posts: 32434
Sun, Apr 11, 2021 @ 10:03 PM
Your case of Mary Ellen's bold tropical card is masterfully done, Debbie! I love your use of the sketch...don't forget to put in the that gallery. Great choice using black for the sentiment...this card just rocks.
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Mon, Apr 12, 2021 @ 2:43 AM
Such pretty dp you made, Debbie! Love the colors and that large flower too. Such a happy and cheerful card and so perfect for Spring. Super case! I have a friend celebrating her birthday in Hawaii right now. Many hugz
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