I used my latest, favorite stamp set, Tropical Chic, for today’s card.

By Su Mohr for cts316; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Tropical Chic stamp set, Quilt Top embossing, retiring colors, Well Written die set, Layering Circles; #tropicalcards #tropical #quilts #tropicalchic #handmadecards #handcrafted #wellwritten #quilttop #cardchallenges #cardsketches

Tropical Quilt


My idea for the design began as #simplestamping. With just paper, stamps and ink, I stamped four images in four of  Stampin’ Up’s retiring colors: Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Berry Burst. Fresh Fig is the only retiring color I didn’t use.

But, one thing lead to the next, and it could no longer be considered #simplestamping.



The shops in Hawaii are filled with beautiful fabrics created by Hawaiian artisans. When I was searching for an example to show you, I found this one in much the same colors as the piece I just stamped.


Always thinking of challenges, I used a Layering Circles die to cut a “spotlight” of paper fabric, for this week’s CAS(E) this sketch. 


The diagonal line is missing, so I hope it qualifies.


Hawaiians make the most beautiful quilts, and I wanted to bring this feeling to my card. I ran some Whisper White cardstock through the Big Shot with the Quilt Top embossing folder, which achieved the quilted look for my background.

The last detail was the sentiment, “thanks.” It was cut from Tranquil Tide cardstock, using a Well Written die. 


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope to bring you a #simplestamping card soon. The struggle is real!


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