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.
12”x12” Dress My Craft Score Board (affiliate link)
Dress My Craft Easy Cuts Die Cutting Machine (affiliate link)
Heffy Doodle Cardstock:
Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Birds”
My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” (discontinued)
Mama Elephants Summer Days
Honey Bee Stamps “Blown Away”
Heffy Doodle “Whatcha Sayin’”
Heffy Doodle “Silver Linings Cloud Border Dies”
Heffy Doodle “Forest Builder Dies”
Heffy Doodle “Swirly Clouds Die”
Pretty Pink Posh “Tropical Background Stencil"
Simon Says Stamp “Clouds for Days Stencil”
Ink Road Stamps “Crystal Sunshine half beads” (Use code Amanda10 for 10% off order)