Hi readers! Happy Sunday! Today’s super cheery trio is brought to you by the talented and sweet Yana Smakula! Enjoy!
Happy Summer everyone! Today I’m sharing several simple cards using a mix of Hero Arts and Simon supplies. You can never have too many simple Hello cards so I decided to use Simon’s new Painted Hello and Hello Sunshine dies for my projects. I started by die cutting a negative Hello on a card base created using Hero Arts Sunshine Layering paper. Because its white on the inside you instantly have two colors on your project – the colored outside and the white inside peeking through the negative die cut. I love this trick!
I stamped several Hibiscus flowers using 2 color combinations to create floral embellishments for my cards and tag. I used Twirling Tutu, Hollyhock and Teeny Bikini for the large pink flower and Duckling, Sunshine and Apricot for the smaller yellow flowers. As for the leaves I chose to use Catkin and Willow. All of these were die cut on my Artisan X-plorer machine using matching dies.
For my Yellow Hello Card I also stamped a Summer definition using a stamp from the Pool Play set and Sunshine ink and added a die cut Sunshine on top. I popped it up using Simon’s Foam tape to create a bit of dimension on this project and dressed my card up using one Hibiscus Flower and a few leaves.
Since I already had several additional stamped and die cut flowers I made another card. I stamped a subtle Woodgrain background using Apricot ink onto a white card base, foam mounted a black Hello Sunshine frame and embellished it using several flowers and leaves. I used a large pink Hibiscus and two yellow flowers for this simple project.
As for the rest of my flowers and the positive Hello that was left from creating the first project I used it on a tag created using Simon’s Large Tag die.
Thanks so much for stopping by!Hope to see you soon!
Yana, your projects are gorgeous! And I love your trick to use both the positive and negative space. What a fun card and tag!
Beautiful cards. Love those stamps. Michelle t
Yana you have a way of turning negatives into positives… one of my own favorite things to do! You also always know how to make me smile…
Fabulous cards and tag….love it all!!!
Great cards and tag! ;-)
Oh WOW!!! These are gorgeous!!LOOOOVE the colors! :-D
Your cards are beautiful! I especially like the “hello sunshine” card. I like the subtle workstation background, and how you brought one of the hibiscus flowers partway through the frame. Wonderful job on all of these! TFS
***woodgrain*** I hate auto spell! lol
Love the hibiscus. Nice job on the cards and a real cool tag.
Such pretty cards and tag. Love those hibiscus flowers.
Nice cards! I love those big hibiscus; they are gorgeous. I can see these products also being useful for scrapbooking.
So very lovely!
I love that touch of black.
Love that touch of black. It just makes your card pop.
Beautiful! Love this!
This card is so kind summer :)
What gorgeous creations using this hibiscus set. I LOVE my hibiscus bushes in my gardens. I can’t wait to try this set so I can enjoy my flowers on cards too!
Yana is one of my favorite card makers. Her cards are always filled with fabulous color and her use of black and white makes the colors POP. I want every crafty item she uses!
Lovely trio. Great to see the same idea used in different ways.
So very pretty, thanks for sharing!
Beautiful projects. TFS!
All of the Hibiscus cards are just beautiful!!!
Wonderful color choices on these lovely cards!!!
Yana you have quite the eloquent touch, most lovely indeed.
beautiful as always!
Really Beautiful card and tag!!
Gorgeous stamp set and cards, those colors really pop!
Pretty cards. I love the hibiscus stamp!
Great stamp for us Floridians. Love it.
I love this Hibiscus stamp set. I see a lot of things done with it. Would be great to win so I can get it!
Beautiful projects! Love the colors and how they pop!
I’m not a big hibiscus flower fan, but those are really really pretty!!!
Beautiful! The colors of the flowers are perfect!
These projects are beautiful. The colors of the flowers are gorgeous.
So beautiful, I love the colorful hibiscus!
Always love Yana’s creations and these are no exception! Absolutely beautiful!
Gorgeous! Love the colors.
What bright and cheerful cards! They are sure to bring joy to the recipient.
Your cards are extraordinary!
A gorgeous card and tag! I love that hello sunshine frame dieand that stamp set and the painted hello aren’t too shabby either!
Ohmygosh!! These are so beautiful! :)
What beautiful flowers, the frame looks great too! I feel like I’m on vacation seeing that card
These cards are gorgeous! I especially love the one with the contrast of the black frame! Absolutely love!
Love these cards! I have this stamp and haven’t used it yet – now I’m motivated!
Absolutely beautiful, Yana! Thanks for sharing your creativity!
Hello, do you know where I would be able to get the Hero Arts Frame Cut Die for the Hibiscus stamp? I believe from your list above it is DI136. thank you