Today’s Tropical friendship card was designed with two challenges in mind.

By So Mohr for GDP and Fab Fri; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tropical Chic stamp set, Tropical die set, Rectangle Stitched dies, Basket Weave embossing, Banner Triple Punch; #friendshipcards #birthdaycards #tropicalchic #tropicalcards #tropical #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardchallenges

Tropical Day

 

Fab Friday for the sketch. 

Global Design Project for the colors.

 

I chose the Tropical Chic stamp set, because I could imagine it in these pretty, bright colors. I began by stamping the flower in Pineapple Punch ink on Whisper White cardstock. The Tropical die set has a die for cutting the three flowers. The set also has a die for the ferns, which I cut from Coastal Cabana cardstock. I used a Rectangle Stitched die to cut a Thick Whisper White background for the flowers and ferns, which I raised on Foam Adhesive Strips. The ferns are glued flat, and the flowers are on dimensionals.

TIP: The middle flower is on two dimensionals (stacked) for greater height. 

 

The background on the cardbase is a layer of Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Basket Weave embossing folder, and glued showing the debossed side.

I brought Gorgeous Grape to the scene with some striped 6X6 Designer Series Paper, which I cut with a Rectangle Stitched die.  The same 6X6 pack was used for the larger, dotted banner in Coastal Cabana. I cut a piece, 4″ X 1″, and used the Banner Triple Punch for cutting.

TIP:The Banner Triple Punch is great, because it gives you perfectly cut banners in three widths: 1″, 1 1/2″ and 2″. 

 

The sentiment, also in Gorgeous Grape, is from the new, Good Morning Magnolia, stamp set. It was sitting on my work table, because I just received it, and “Enjoy Today” was the right size and sentiment for this project. Don’t you agree?

The five, tiny pearls were the finishing touch.

 

This Tropical Chic Bundle is carrying over into the new catalog, which makes me very happy. I have it listed separately in my Product List, but, if you love it, buy it now for a 10% discount. After June 3rd, the stamp set and dies will only be sold separately. The bundle number is 148399.

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