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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's a Tropical Party!

Ooooh! If I had to pick just one set from the Summer Mini, this would be it! Tropical Party is just SO much fun and it lends itself perfectly to bright and sunny colours. How could I resist? How could anyone?

I think this was from a sketch that came into my inbox at some point, but I can't remember when. If someone recognizes it, would you please be so kind as to let me know? Thanks!

Onto the card:
The card base is 5 1/4" square and the layers are of varying sizes.

The main image is stamped in Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise and Pumpkin Pie. I was kind of sad to see that Taken with Teal is one of the retiring colours but seeing Tempting Turquoise paired with Pumpkin Pie will make it a bit easier. I stamped the foliage first and then stamped the large flower from the set twice, directly onto the piece of Whisper White. Then I stamped the large flower again onto a piece of scrap Whisper White and finally, I stamped the two smaller flowers in Pumpkin Pie. These three were cut out leaving just a bit of Whisper White showing around the image. The two smaller flowers were mounted using Stampin' Dimensionals and the finishing touch was Dazzling Diamonds in the centre of each of the flowers.

The two pieces of DSP are taken from the Island Oasis DSP which can be found in the new Summer Mini.

I can't remember the last time I made a card with SO many layers, but it sure was fun!!! My final touch was three white 3/8" brads. I think it could use a sentiment, but I haven't decided what yet (or to whom I'll give it), so I'll leave it blank for now.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Tropical Party
INK: Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise Cardstock; Island Oasis DSP

Happy Stampin'!


  1. ooohhhh....this is so pretty Christyne! I LOVE all the vibrant colours! You make me want this set all over again. It was on my original list but didn't make the cut, I think it'll be a must have on my next order!

  2. What a fun card, all those layers look great!

  3. This is so pretty and love those tropical colors! Great job :o)

  4. Love it! Those colors are wonderful.

  5. I love the way you made the flowers pop!

  6. This is just gorgeous! Love your color combo.

  7. This is adorable! I love this new set and the DSP is fantastic. Great job!

  8. this is such a cute card! I love the paper, and how you layered it. Great Job!


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