Sunday 9 February 2020

Timeless Tropical Card

Hello and welcome to my Timeless Tropical Card blog post!

I love anything related to Pineapple's and had to have the Tropical Oasis Suite as soon as I received the January to June Mini Catalogue.

Today we are experiencing torrential rain which is such a blessing after the heat and the fires that have burned for most of our summer. One of the fires in my area was finally declared out last night. This fire has burnt for 74 days and burnt out 499,621 hectares. 312 homes destroyed and 173 damaged. It sounds like a lot but when you compare that to the amount that were saved we are so grateful to our NSW Fire Service and those that came and helped put out these fires from around the globe. 

So today as I sit and create I am thinking of being in a beautiful tropical oasis sipping on a cocktail from a Pineapple. Probably a Pina Colada or Mango Daiquiri 🍸

I have used a Whisper White card base measuring 29.7cm x 10.5cm scored and folded in half.

I cut a piece of Whisper White to 10.2cm x 14.6cm.

Cut a piece of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper to measure 10cm x 14.2cm. I glued the Whisper White and DSP layers together with glue. I then wrapped the Braided Burlap Trim around the bottom third of this layer securing with glue dots and popped this layer up on the crd base using dimensionals.

I stamped the Umbrella in the Saddle Brown Stazon™ Ink on a piece of whisper white and punched it out with the umbrella Builder Punch. I also cut an extra umbrella handle out in Whisper White for the straw. I Also stamped the Frangipani image from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Saddle Brown Stazon™Ink on a piece of Whisper White card stock. Then die cut it using the corresponding die form the In The Tropics Dies.  I coloured both images in using the Stampin' Blends listed below. I used the Balmy Blue Stampin' Write Marker in a diagonal stripe down the straw. I also cut two leaf images from the In The Tropics Dies.

I die cut the Pineapple in both Daffodil Delight and Old Olive card stock. I also hand cut Daffodil Delight piece of card stock to the size of the Pineapple shape. I glued these three layers together with the Old Olive Pineapple offset then cut to fit the middle layer. I then ran this through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to create a rough look to the Pineapple.

I cut a piece of Whisper White to measure 7.8cm x 10.8cm. I also cut one of the Stitched Scallop Rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies in Whisper White.

I stamped the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set in Saddle Brown Stazon™ Ink at the bottom of the Stitched Scallop Rectangle. Then arranged the Pineapple, umbrella and Frangipani on the top using glue and dimensionals.

I popped this Stitched Scallop Rectangle up on the slightly larger Whisper White piece using dimensionals. I then popped this up on the top of the DSP using dimensionals. There are quite a few popped up layers on this card but the finished card looks great with this amount of dimension.

I hope you are having a good day today and perhaps enjoying some creative time yourself!

Take care!

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