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Tropical Card Fun!

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To create this fun tropical card, I used products from many of my favorite companies!  


I wanted to think a little “outside the box” so I decided to create a 2 part card!  For my outer pocket measuring 4.25” x 5.5”, I am using Heffy Doodle’s yellow cardstock.  I scored it with my 12” x 12” scoring board and cut it with scissors to create tabs to fold over and adhere.  To create a subtle background, I used Pretty Pink Posh’s “Tropical Background Stencil” and Mustard Seed distress oxide.  To create a little peek-a-boo hole, I used some stitched circle dies.


I cut down a piece of white cardstock to 4” x 5.25” to be my inner card.  Using the “Clouds for Days stencil” from Simon Says Stamp, I created a very subtle blue sky background using leftover ink on my blue blender brush.


I don’t have any waves dies, but I wanted to create a scene for my penguin that had waves!  I got a little crafty and decided to use Heffy Doodle’s “Silver Linings Cloud Dies”!  I focused on parts of the dies that looked the most like waves.  I cut them with my Easy Cuts die cutting machine and then colored them with Copic markers.



Since I don’t have a beach die either, I decided to get a little creative again!  I used Heffy Doodle’s “Forest Builder dies” and grabbed a tree that resembled the beach!  I cut it down to make it fit in corner of my card.  I also cut some “Swirly Clouds” out for my sky.



I grabbed a whole bunch of tropical stamp sets and picked a palm tree (from Pretty Pink Posh’s “Tropical Birds”), a penguin (from MFT’s “Penguins in Paradise”), and the little accessories (from Mama Elephant’s “Summer Days”).  I colored in all of my images with Copic markers.


For my 2 sentiments, I used Honey Bee Stamps “Blown Away” and Heffy Doodle’s “Whatcha Sayin’” stamp sets.




I put the whole scene together using 3D foam squares, strips, and glue.  I added a little bling by adding some Ink Road Stamps Crystal Sunshine beads as coconuts and some yellow twine on the outer pocket.



Supplies:

Tools:

12”x12” Dress My Craft Score Board (affiliate link)

https://www.dressmycraft.com/multi-purpose-scoring-board-12-inch-x-12-inch-1503?tracking=5d4ec1f7e50ab


Dress My Craft Easy Cuts Die Cutting Machine (affiliate link)

https://www.dressmycraft.com/dmct4658?tracking=5d4ec1f7e50ab


Cardstock:

Heffy Doodle Cardstock: 

https://heffydoodle.com/shop/multi-pack-8-5-x-11-cardstock-24-sheets-.html


Stamps:

Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Birds”

https://prettypinkposh.com/products/tropical-birds-stamp-set


My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” (discontinued)


Mama Elephants Summer Days

https://mamaelephant.com/products/summer-days


Honey Bee Stamps “Blown Away”

https://honeybeestamps.com/products/blown-away-6x8-stamp-set?_pos=2&_sid=aaf074be5&_ss=r


Heffy Doodle “Whatcha Sayin’”

https://heffydoodle.com/shop/whatcha-sayin-stamp-set.html


Dies:

Heffy Doodle “Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies”

https://heffydoodle.com/shop/silver-linings-cloud-border-dies.html


Heffy Doodle “Forest Builder Dies”

https://heffydoodle.com/shop/forest-builder-dies.html


Heffy Doodle “Swirly Clouds Die”

https://heffydoodle.com/shop/swirly-clouds-dies.html


Stencils:

Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Background Stencil"

https://prettypinkposh.com/collections/stencils/products/tropical-background-stencil


Simon Says Stamp “Clouds for Days Stencil”

https://www.simonsaysstamp.com/product/Simon-Says-Stencils-CLOUDS-FOR-DAYS-ssst121423-Sending-Sunshine-ssst121423


Bling:

Ink Road Stamps “Crystal Sunshine half beads” (Use code Amanda10 for 10% off order)

https://ink-road-stamps.myshopify.com/collections/embellishments/products/flat-back-half-gems-crystal-sunshine




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