Hibiscus Blooms with Prickley Pear

Hi Sweeties! Waving hello to you from the sandy shores of Carolina Beach! I’m back today with another guest designer project for Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps. This time, a pretty card in a soft springlike palette, featuring one of my favorite things…. a fluffy, shabby chic handmade flower.

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There are lots of beautiful pre-made floral embellishments available on the market these days, but I really enjoy making my own.  Handmade flowers just add that little touch of personality and character that are completely unique to you.

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For my card today, I created a frilly, shabby chic flower using a traditional floral stamp and die set , the Hibiscus 2 Clear Stamp Set and matching Dies.  And then I threw in another Prickley Pear die set that might seem totally unrelated, the Steampunk Gears. I think the combination is unexpected, whimsical, and just plain fun.

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The papers are from BasicGrey’s Highline collection. 6×6 Paper Pad. Added in some candy buttons and soft matching twine. The beautiful sentiment is from the Flourished Ovals 2 Fall Clear Stamp Set. I’ve got the details for creating my flower up on the Prickley Pear blog, if you’d like to learn more.

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Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very wonderful weekend!

21 thoughts on “Hibiscus Blooms with Prickley Pear

  1. Such a pretty card. I love this flower. Only you would think of using gears for a flower, and it works so well. It really is a beautiful flower. You always amaze me. Have fun at the beach.

  2. This is so soft and pretty! I love the pink and gray! Love the woodgrain too! Hope you are having fun! Still a bit chilly here! Come on sun!

  3. Beautiful patterns and lovely soft colors. Like you, I like to make my own flowers as much as possible. This is a feast for the eyes my friend! Hugs and happy beaching!

  4. So soft and pretty, Audrey! Wonderful choice of papers and flower with buttons! Have a great weekend, hugs!

  5. This soft, muted color palette is different for you. Just lovely. The layered posey is perfect with the patterned paper and woodgrain look. Enjoy this last weekend of Spring Break!

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