Monday, July 25, 2016

AH Sketch 170 - Hawaiian Hibiscus Card

The sketch this week at Atlantic Hearts is a very simple one but the amount of work that I put into this card was anything but simple! I spent many hours masking and embossing the background to create a detailed setting for my card.

This card is going to a very special individual. A former principal from my very early years of teaching will be the recipient of this card. I wanted to make it extra special for her. She was very tough, yet she has a heart of gold. I am unfortunately not able to attend an upcoming celebration in her honour but I want to make sure that she knows that I haven't forgotten her and how much of a positive impact she had on me as a young teacher. 

I LOVE the sentiment on the front of this card and have used it often. The colour scheme is from Calypso - one of my favourite paper packs. 

This is the inside of the card - just waiting for the message to be written... 

Come and join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and show us your interpretation of the sketch shown above. You have until Sunday evening to link up your artwork. 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise noted: 

Paper: Calypso Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Pear Cardstock Cotton Candy Cardstock
Stamps: A Bunch of Love, Hawaiian Hibiscus
Inks: Cotton Candy, Black Pigment Ink, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink
Accessories; Artbooking Cartridge, Pixie Thick Twine, Clear Sparkles Assortment, Blue Ribbon (not CTMH), Masking Paper (not CTMH), Chevron Border Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Foam Tape, ShinHan Markers, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



  1. This is truly a work of art, Alyson! I love the colors and how beautifully you masked all the flowers and leaves. Thanks for inspiring me today!
    :) Marie

  2. Awesome card, and I love that you shared the importance ofg the card-- how special the recipient is and your proportional work... awesome.

  3. What a beautiful card Alyson. Your principal will LOVE it for sure.

  4. Gorgeous Alyson - truly a labour of love card.

  5. Alyson, this is stunning and a favorite of mine...great job on the masking and colors...gorgeous and love the hibiscus flower stamp.


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