Hibiscus Stamping

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.


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Happy stamping!



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  1. 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…
    =] Michele

  2. 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

  3. Nice cards! I love those big hibiscus; they are gorgeous. I can see these products also being useful for scrapbooking.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

  7. A gorgeous card and tag! I love that hello sunshine frame dieand that stamp set and the painted hello aren’t too shabby either!

  8. 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

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