One of the trends I love in the world of stamping is having a black and white background and then adding a pop of color. Stampin’ Up!® has offered a lot of beautiful black and white Designer Series Paper and this year is no exception. There are actually two sets of DSP that feature black and white. One is called Simply Elegant Specialty DSP and one is a Hostess Set called Pattern Party. The Simply Elegant pack is Basic Black and Basic Gray and features gold, silver and copper foil (which is why it is called “Specialty”). The Pattern Party pack is black and white on one side and all different colors on the other. You can only get the Pattern Party pack with a qualifying order but it is an amazing pack of paper and worth it. I have used it a lot lately. There are 48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper in this pack.
To make this card I used the stamp set called Timeless Tropical. This is a great set because it has beautiful palm trees, flowers, leaves and sentiments. It also has a coordinating set of dies called In The Tropics which cuts out all the shapes in the stamp set and also has a huge pineapple it can cut out. I stamped the flower in Coastal Cabana ink and colored it using the Light Pool Party Stampin Blends. I stamped the leaves in Granny Apple Green ink and then colored them with the Light Granny Apple Green Blends. Then I cut them both out using the coordinating dies.
The sentiment I used is from the stamp set called Artistically Inked.