Good Morning! Today I have a tropical friendship card made with the beautiful flowers from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp bundle. You can find the supplies used to create this card at the bottom of my post along with the sizes of cardstock used.
I started by embossing a panel of Soft Suede card stock with the new Coastal Weave 3d Embossing folder. I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce Card base with snail. I took a piece of Timeless Oasis designer series paper and adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat and then to the card base with snail. I stamped the large hibiscus, two plumeria flowers and two leafs from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set using Sahara Sand ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I colored the hibiscus flower with the Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I colored the smaller plumeria flowers with Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends with small touches of Light Real Red in the center. I highlighted the flower petals by using the Stampin’ Blends Color Lifter to remove color from the flower petals, brushing back and forth in a linear fashion on the hibiscus and brushing in circular motions on the plumeria flower tips. I colored the leaves with the Old Olive Stampin’ Blends, using the dark marker to highlight the leaf veins.
I stamped the monstera leaf from the Tropical Chic stamp set using the Stamparatus so that it would resemble the leaves on the Tropical Oasis DSP. I first stamped the leaf in Old Olive ink on Thick Whisper White card stock. I wiped the stamp and then inked the edges with Shaded Spruce ink. I used a sponge dauber to blend the ink on the stamp to remove the harsh edge and closed the Stamparatus. This resulted in a two tone look that goes pretty well with the way the leaves are colored on the DSP. I cut out all the flowers and leaves using their coordinating dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical stamp set on a strip of Whisper white using Sahara Sand ink. I trimmed the end of the label to make an angle and then sponged the edges to give it a vintage look. I adhered it to a Shaded Spruce mat.
I arranged the flowers, leaves and label on the card front. I adhered the label with glue dots. Then I adhered the leaves with glue dots. I added the small plumeria flowers next with glue dots. I finally added the large hibiscus flower with dimensionals. I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the flowers to give them some shimmer. I added two red rhinestones to the plumeria flower centers. I made a bow with Linen Thread and adhered it with a glue dot and finished off the card front with a little monstera leaf embellishment from the Tropical Oasis trinkets.
On the inside, I stamped the hibiscus flower from the Timeless Tropical stamp set on a Whisper White panel in Sahara Sand ink after stamping off. I trimmed the bottom with a strip of the Tropical Oasis designer series paper. I adhered the panel to the inside of the card with snail.
The Stampin’ Up! Timeless Tropical bundle has the most beautiful tropical images and dies that coordinate with them. Tropical themed cards are perfect escapes during the cold winter, and this set is perfect for creating them. And the set also brings a bit of nostalgia with the vintage feel in the images and sentiments, evoking memories of warmer times, which help us get through the cold winter.
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Cardstock Cuts for this project:
- Shaded Spruce – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″ (card base), 2 1/8″ x 4 1/2″ (mat), 3/4″ x 4″ (label)
- Thick Whisper White – 3 1/2″ x 6″ (flower die cuts), 3″ x 4″ (leaf die cuts)
- Whisper White – 3 3/4″ x 5″ (inside), 3/8″ x 4″ (label)
- Tropical Oasis DSP – 2″ x 4 3/8″ (front panel), 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ (inside trim)