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Hibiscus Frame

Hibiscus Frame

Hi All!

Today Simon Says Stamp has a new release called Good Vibes, and this Hibiscus die is part of the collection. I did a little watercolor with Distress Oxide inks to create the background. Multiple layers of color, drying in between, creates a very interesting look. When doing this kind of watercolor, I like to limit the colors (this time I used two). With more colors, it gets muddy quickly.

Here is a close-up:

Hibiscus Frame

Enjoy the video!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


SSS Hibiscus Frame
SSS Hibiscus Frame
SSS Happy Birthday Die
SSS Happy Birthday Die
Simon Says Stamp Birthday Balloons
SSS Birthday Balloons
Distress Oxide - Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide – Worn Lipstick
Distress Oxide - Fossilized Amber
Distress Oxide – Fossilized Amber
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
Gansai Tambi Black
Gansai Tambi Black
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Versafine Black Ink
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Micro Glue Dots
Micro Glue Dots
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner


  1. wrote on June 20th, 2018 at 7:48 am


    I like this card. I’d describe it as sophisticated simplicity. That water spot you left actually adds something to the background. I would’ve probably tried to get rid of it but I think you were correct to leave it in. Hope your week is going well.

  2. wrote on June 20th, 2018 at 5:24 pm


    Beautiful background and card!

  3. wrote on June 20th, 2018 at 11:18 pm

    Sherry W.

    That die really caught my eye. It’s going on my wish list. Pretty card.

  4. wrote on June 21st, 2018 at 1:30 pm


    Beautiful card. I think I’ll have to get this die. I really like it.

  5. wrote on June 21st, 2018 at 2:03 pm


    Gorgeous card! I love the colors you used on the background. It still amazes me that the Fossilized Amber Oxide ink comes out so bright, since the regular Distress version seems rather dull to me. But it worked perfectly with the Worn Lipstick Oxide you used here. Thanks so much for sharing this, Darlene! 😺 ~ Andrea

  6. wrote on June 21st, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Michelle Early

    That’s beautiful- perfect use for that die!

  7. wrote on June 21st, 2018 at 2:55 pm


    I’m in awe at the gorgeous color you achieved with the inks, love how you did this technique, I need to practice more because I really like how it looks, so beautifully blended and not looking muddy or splotchy.
    The die is just about the most perfect image for this background, love it!!!
    Thank you for the video, it’s always so much fun to watch you in action, Darlene.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  8. wrote on June 21st, 2018 at 3:08 pm


    Beautiful colour story in the background. Those oxide inks are amazing. That die is going on my wish list it’s fabulous.
    Thanks for the inspiration x

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