Timeless Tropical

This is one of the cards we made at my last stamp class.  It seems like such a long time ago that I held a class.  Unfortunately, it is one of the things many, many things we had to stop due to COVID-19 (and my anticipated move).  It makes me sad when I think about the ladies that came to my classes over the years.  I had the best group and I miss them all a lot.  The good news is some of us got together (remotely of course) to hold monthly swaps.  Our first swap is at the end of of April and I will be sure to share them when it happens.

To make this card I used the Tropical Oasis Suite which is in the 2020 January – June Mini Catalog.  I knew as soon as I saw this Suite that I would have to get it and I still love it.  The Suite includes the stamp set called Timeless Tropical.  It has matching dies called In The Tropics (and you can save 10% by purchasing them in a Bundle).  Also included in this Suite is an embossing folder (Coastal Weave), Tropical Oasis Trinkets, Saddle Brown Stazon Ink, a Memories & More Card Pack and Braided Burlap Trim.  Plus there is Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper.  I love that Stampin’ Up!® has so many products  that go so well together.

The colors I used in this card are So Saffron, Pear Pizzaz, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Calypso Coral.  I layered a piece of the Tropical Oasis DSP on top of a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and a So Saffron card base.  Then I colored the trees with a Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso Stampin Write Marker and cut them out using the coordinating dies.  Markers are a great way to stamp something in more than one color.  I cut two pieces of Pear Pizzazz cardstock using the Stitched So Sweetly Dies and then ran them through my die cutting machine using the Subtle Embossing Folder.  This gave the cardstock some texture.  I cut the sentiment out of Early Espresso cardstock and the flower out of Calypso Coral.  Lastly I added a Frosted Clear Epoxy Droplet to the center of the flower.

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