Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hibiscus Layouts and Card

Good morning all!

Hope everyone is having a good week so far! I am showcasing 3 projects I did with a summer/hibiscus flower theme.

It all started because I created a digi stamp for the card posted below for the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge Blog.


PROJECT 1
This layout is made with Cricut flowers. The Hibiscus came from the Life's A Beach cartridge and the leaves came from Walk In My Garden. The butterfly was from Sentimentals cartridge.


Here is a view of the entire layout. I used an MS punch set to create the border around the outside. I used Bazzill, Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers.
Here is a side shot of the butterfly and flowers to show the dimension.
Here is a close up of the butterfly. I started with a plain white butterfly and then inked the back and then inked the wing cutouts. I then covered the wing cut outs with Rock Candy Distress Stickles by Ranger.


PROJECT 2
Here is my Cricut with SVG file version. I created the Hibiscus and leaves and the Relax title on this one. I have a link to the relax title below. Please be sure to sign up for my newsletter. I will be sending it out tomorrow evening and I will inlude the FREE link for the Hibiscus flower cut file.
Here is a view of the entire layout. I used Bazzill, Bo Bunny and Basic Grey papers to complete this one as well. I also used an MS punch for the border strips.
Here is a closeup of the butterfly and flowers. The butterfly is from the Sentimentals cartridge. Sorry, I didn't have time to make one this time :-)
Here is a closeup of the title.
Here is another shot of the flowers and the butterfly.


PROJECT 3
This is what started all the summertime flower madness...lol! I created this card for the Stampin' Sisters In Christ Challenge Blog.

I created this digi stamp and colored it in with my Copics. I did hit the centers with just a touch of yellow stickles. So hard not to bling!

I used Bazzill and Bo Bunny papers to complete this. The finished size is 6 x 6.
Here is a side view to show the dimension. I popped the digi stamp from the rest of the layers to give the card some nice dimension.

WHEW, I think that covers it for today.
UPDATE: FREE Files no longer available. Please visit PCW for some reasonably priced cut file.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please be sure to leave a comment and let me know your thoughts! I sincerely appreciate seeing the comments!
Blessings,
Melin

35 comments:

  1. Love your work!! Thanks for sharing all the goodies!!

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  2. Had to stop in from Google reader to let you know how much I love this layout It is just stunning!!!

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  3. what beautiful projects you created..the color are so happy!
    hugs anaRy

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  4. Beautiful Work, Love the Flowers and Butterfly. Wonderful color combination as well.

    Sharon

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  5. I love this. Sure beautiful work. Thanks for sharing

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  6. Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Wow - that is an awesome card and I love how you showed the closeups. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges!

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  8. Very nice,
    Thank you
    **U**
    Nance

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  9. Thank you for sharing! Lovely!

    Karen

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  10. Thank you so much. Awesome files...

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  11. Wow!! Melin I love all your work This hibiscus is beautiful both digi stamp and cutting file. I love all the detail you give your work. I can't wait for the newletter

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  12. Excellent! The hibiscus is georgous! I am looking forward to tomorrows newsletter for sure. TFS!
    Carol

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  13. Thank you Melinda. I'm also looking forward to your hibiscus flowers - I love your LO and card.

    TFS

    Carmen L

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  14. Hello Melinda - your cards are divine! I love the hibiscus and the gorgeous colouring! What a perfect scripture for this weeks challenge! Love it! Thanks for joining us at the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we love to have you with us! {{{hugs}}}

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  15. Melin, these are so so pretty! Just great vision for the eyes!

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  16. Such beautiful work! Thank you.

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  17. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  18. wow wow wow your good...hugs

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  19. Beautiful--just became a follower! HOpe you can return the favor. Gorgeous gorgeous cards!!!

    All the best-from my hands to yours,
    KAndrew
    www.kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com
    Giveaways, Tutorials, Free svgs, Reviews,
    Ideas & Inspiration

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  20. Your work is stunning! thank you for sharing

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  21. I love these colors. Makes me wish I could afford Copics. My colored penicls will never look like these

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  22. Wow very impressive----so stunning----Nancy

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  23. Love your work! The colours are stunning.

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  24. Thank you for sharing the files. The flowers are gorgeous!

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  25. Amazing projects. The colors are so bright and beautiful.

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  26. lovely work
    many thanks

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  27. OMG.....This is OVER THE TOP GORGEOUS!!!! I absoltuely LOVE everything about this!!!! Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful!!!!!!

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  28. i love ittttttttttt
    i love you work
    if a honor if you follow me in my blog
    thanks
    maria

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  29. I recieved my first newsletter today and am so thrilled with the hibiscus file and digi stamp. Thank you so much.

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  30. Hi Melinda,
    as a Christian, I appreciate the art and creativity as well as the spiritual side of your work. I am happy to find a place that shares Christian sentiments and verses. I saw someone said something about a newsletter? How do I sign up? Love hugs and prayers
    Carol

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  31. Love, love, love your work!! Thanks for the file downloads!! FYI, I gave you an award on my blog :) . Check it out at www.txscrappermom.blogspot.com

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  32. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [24 Jul 01:05pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  33. I wish I would have been around for this one. That hibiscus is awesome!

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Thank you for taking the time to comment. I appreciate it so very much. Due to excessive spam, all comments are moderated. -Melinda