Hollyhocks...such magnificent flowers. They stand proud, hailing their beauty for all to see. I remember them standing taller than the other flowers in my dad's garden, and how I loved them. Birds, bees and butterflies enjoy their nectar. They add an elegant touch to any garden. Hollyhocks are the focal point of my card today. I'm sneaking a little spring into February here.
On a panel of natural cardstock, I ran the Impression-Obsession DIE152-N along the side, and attached it to a textured green A-2 card. I stamped IO's Silhouette 18 leaves with bundled sage distress ink, and fussy-cut it.
For the flowers, I made a background with distress oxide inks on a panel of cardstock. When dry, I die cut the IO DIE169-R hollyhocks, and added them, along with the leaves, to the card front. I added a piece of the background paper I had created with the distress oxides to the right side of the panel. The verse is from the IO clear set WP128 Square Frames.
|CLOSE-UP OF THE FLOWERS CREATED WITH DISTRESS OXIDE|
I am adding my card to these challenges:
Impression-Obsession Challenge - Birthday wishes
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - In my garden
Splitcoaststamper Featured Stamper Challenge
Thank you for stopping in today. Your kind comments and your encouragement mean so much to me.