Watercolour Stripes With Wild Hibiscus

by Erum Tasneem

Hello friends! How are you all doing? Erum here today and I have a fairly simple card to share with you using the Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set and Halftone Hello Stamp Set.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Halftone Hello stamps, watercolored striped background by @pr0digy0

I created the background very roughly without worrying about the stripes being straight. The two shades of watercolours I used are Prussian Blue and Bluish Green. I love these colours together, they look so cool and I needed something soothing to look at since it’s getting hotter here day by day!

Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Halftone Hello stamps, watercolored striped background by @pr0digy0

I stamped all the flowers in the Wild Hibiscus Stamp Sets multiple times on a regular cardstock with Versafine Onyx Black ink. As there is only one leaf in this stamp set, I stamped it repeatedly to increase my leaf count.

I then fussy cut the flowers and leaves. These flowers are easy to fussy cut, I was done in no time.

I popped up all the elements on different levels using foam tape because I really like the dimensional effect it gives. Here is another view showing the dimension:

Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Halftone Hello stamps, watercolored striped background by @pr0digy0

I then stamped “oh, hello” from the Halftone Hello Stamp Set. It looked like something was missing so I covered my flowers and leaves and added some black paint spatters. I went ahead and added a few (ok, A LOT of) sequins, they matched with my background perfectly.

Altenew Wild Hibiscus and Halftone Hello stamps, watercolored striped background by @pr0digy0

What a beautiful stamp this Wild Hibiscus Stamp Set is! Man! It looks gorgeous even without colour, as it is. This is one of my favourite stamp sets.

I hope you will try something like this, ink up or watercolour your background, do a whole piece of solid inked background or just stripes like I did and add stark black and white stamped images to it. It creates a beautiful contrast.

That is all for today! Can’t wait to pop back in here again! Have a super fab day.

-Erum

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Julie Tucker February 26, 2017 - 09:06

Soooooooooo beautiful!!!!!!!!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 10:53

Thank you very much Julie!

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Debs February 26, 2017 - 09:15

This is lovely…using the background as the main color palette is something I would have never done…brilliant.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:26

Thank you! Think of the possibilities!!

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Celeste Goff February 26, 2017 - 10:14

Erin, this card is just amazing! I might have to CASE this one…I love it so much!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:26

Thank you! Dont forget to share it with Altenew!

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BeverlyBL February 26, 2017 - 10:20

So pretty, and I love your stripes. Thanks.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:27

Thank you! We could try circles too!

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Betty February 26, 2017 - 10:31

beautiful – must give this a try!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:27

Thank you! Please do and don’t forget to share it with Altenew!

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SmilynStef February 26, 2017 - 10:40

Erum, this is just magical … the white flowers just pop with those stripes.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:31

Aww that is such a lovely thing to say Stef! You made my day! Thank you.

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Anne Sturgeon February 26, 2017 - 10:44

Erum this card is amazing. Simple and to the point. Your color choices really make these blossoms pop. Thanks for sharing.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:39

You are right, the colours are beautiful. Thank you!

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janet February 26, 2017 - 11:01

Hello Erum , beautifully done> The colorful stripes and black and white flowers make a really bold and beautiful effect. Thank you :-)

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 11:39

Thank you very much!

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Anaum February 26, 2017 - 11:18

Never thought stamped Flowers with no color could look so absolutely stunning!!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 12:59

Thank you Anaum! It’s the flowers! They are absolutely gorgeous.

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3kidmama February 26, 2017 - 11:25

What a GORGEOUS card, Erum! You’ve reminded me how much a beautifully colored background can set off a black and white focal piece. Love it!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:00

Thank you! Great to be of help :)

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Verna Angerhofer February 26, 2017 - 11:31

This is so beautiful with the colorful background and the black and white flowers. I just love the look! Looks to be an easy one to do too!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:00

It is Verna! Do try and do share with us by tagging Altenew.

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Susi February 26, 2017 - 11:49

For cardmakers like me who feel intimidated to colour (especially with all the amazing artists out there!), this card is a great example of how gorgeous the floral images can look in CAS black & white, laid on a BG that allows them to pop off the card base! A truly stunning card.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:02

So very glad you found my post useful. I hope you try this out! Thank you for stopping by Susi.

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Gloria Reynolds February 26, 2017 - 12:12

This is proof positive that we don’t need stamps to create a beautiful background! Wow, I loved the color combination with the striking “white” space, and the black splatters were a great finishing touch. I just love this.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:03

Thank you very much Gloria!

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Sindhu February 26, 2017 - 12:14

Gorgeous card!

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:04

Sindhu thank you very much!!

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Samantha Johnson February 26, 2017 - 12:30

This is so pretty.

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Erum Tasneem February 26, 2017 - 13:04

Thank you!

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LauraJane:) February 26, 2017 - 13:07

LOVE the Cool blue BG Erum!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 04:26

Thank you Laura Jane :)

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Harriet February 26, 2017 - 13:18

Unique. Your blue stripes make this card pop.

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 04:28

Thank you!

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Joan Bardee February 26, 2017 - 15:35

fantastic!!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 04:48

Thank you!

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Jenny Lee Yamasaki February 26, 2017 - 16:19

Absolutely gorgeous, Erum! Wow!! 😍😍😍

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 04:49

Thank you Jenny!!

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Lisa Young February 26, 2017 - 18:47

GORGEOUS!!!! Love the colors with the black and white flowers!!!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 05:01

Thank you Lisa :)

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Helen February 26, 2017 - 19:02

Erum, using the black and white images (layered, of course!) on the colored stripes is so stunning. I know I’m going to be trying this on my next card. Thanks for sharing your creatvitity.

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 05:02

Thank you! Yes please do try! Don’t forget to tag Altenew when you do!

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Denise Ferguson February 26, 2017 - 21:33

Erum, your card is so cheerful & eye catching! Thank you!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 05:02

thanks a ton!

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Jackie P. February 27, 2017 - 01:49

Lovely! Love the black and white flowers on the coloured striped background!! Such a fabulous idea!!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 05:03

Thank you Jackie!

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Michelle W February 27, 2017 - 04:31

Erum, your card is so beautiful! I love it so much. :-)

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 05:53

Thank you!

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Tara Prince February 27, 2017 - 07:02

Beautiful background!!

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 12:02

Thank you Tara!

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~amy~ February 27, 2017 - 08:26

THIS is AMAZING.

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Erum Tasneem February 27, 2017 - 12:02

Thank you very much Amy!

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Gail Plaskiewicz March 2, 2017 - 01:15

The whole flower set just pops and stands out by doing it in black and white, and those stripes for the background? I am in awe! I want to try doing a card like this! Once in a card swap from a group I belong to, the card had to be black and white. This would have totally fit the bill. Thanks for the inspiration!

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