A Gift From My Garden

Good Monday morning.  I have another clean and simple card to share with you today.  I am in love with the new Impression Obsession Hollyhocks die. The stems and flowers are delicate and are perfect for making floral bouquet projects as well as pretty flower garden scenes. I paired the stems with my favorite Leafy Branch  and  thought they were perfect to stand alone on an all white background with only a simple multi loop bow and the Garden Gift sentiment.

KC Impression Obsession Hollyhock 1 right

I cut the stems using light pink cardstock.  I colored the stems with an olive Copic marker and lightly washed Worn Lipstick reinker on the flowers with my waterbrush. I wanted to add depth of color and interests to the blossoms. I cut three leafy branches using olive cardstock. I formed the flowers and stems with my stylus and molding pad

KC Impression Obsession Hollyhock 1 center

I stamped the sentiment before attaching the flowers and foliage.  I attached two of the leafy branches whole to the card base with glossy accents and then attached the hollyhock stems on top of the foliage with glossy accents.  I cut the third leafy branch apart and tucked the smaller pieces around the lower section of the stems.  I added the multi loop bow for the perfect finish.

KC Impression Obsession Hollyhock 1 left

I am glad you stopped by and I hope you have a great week.

Card Size:  5.5” x 4.25”

11 thoughts on “A Gift From My Garden”

  1. Hi Kittie – my dh and I are ooo-ing and aaaah-ing over your hollyhocks. We had some tall, full ones back in Oregon, like 7 or 8 feet tall and had to tie them to the fence to keep them up. Yours are glorious. Like how you added the depth with the distress ink and curled the flowers and branches with your stylus. And the sentiment is THE perfect touch for this. Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. Wasnt sure I liked the Hollyhock die until I seen your card and the way you used it.
    You just are so full of creative ideas and by adding the branch it looks absolutely
    lovely as a bouquet.

  3. Good Afternoon, Kittie, late today, busy errands. this is another gorgeous simply beautiful creation. I love the sentiment, long with the bouquet of hollyhocks. Gorgeous colors for a soft loving spring feeling….thank so much, have a good day.

  4. Thank you Kittie, for sharing this beautiful simple card. I love Hollyhocks they are one of my favourite summer flowers, I love their tall beauty and the glorious colours. I was wondering what you would make with this die, after I viewed it on the Impression Obsession site. I love the bouquet you have created and the perfect sentiment too. Thank you for sharing and I am looking forward to seeing what you will do with the other new spring releases.
    Jacquelene L


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