Sepia Tropical theme for Mother’s Day!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a different kind of Mother’s Day card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite in sepia tone! Recently, I’ve seen a few sepia tone cards, which I thought were stunning, and wanted to give it a try making a card from the Tropical Oasis Suite. After I finally finished designing this card, I took it up just a bit by adding some “worn” touches to the paper with my snips and bone folder and then a touch of glimmer with my Wink of Stella pen. 

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and the next layer is this design from the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper. I used my snips to “rough up” each side of the cardstock and DSP and then used my Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends along each edge:

For the rest of the card front, you will need:

1. A 4” piece of the Braided Linen Trim.

2. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the leaf three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen along the veins of the leaves. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

3. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the flower three times in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella pen around the middle of the flower. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

4. On Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown Stazon ink, cut out with the coordinating die, and use your Wink of Stella Pen over the leaves and trunk. I used my Bone Folder to curl the edges.

5. Use the letter M from the Hand-Lettered Prose Dies to cut out two pieces from the Gold Foil Sheet. You will also need the flower from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets in place of the O in MOM.

6. Use your Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blend to color nine of the 3mm (or smallest) Pearl Basic Jewels. Three will be placed in the center of the palm trees (for a total of six) and then one each in the middle of the flowers. I like doing this to the palm trees, makes it seem like there are coconuts in the trees!

I adhered the two base layers together, used glue dots on the trunk of the trees to adhere to the DSP, and then Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the bottom. I also “roughed up” the edges of the burlap trim with my fingertips:

I alternated adhering the leaves and the flowers to the DSP with glue dots, adhered the end M (closest to the leaf), adhered the other M, and then the trinket in the middle with a glue dot. I didn’t want to flatten out the leaves and flowers, so I used a glue dot in the middle of the backside of the flowers and towards the bottom of the backside of the leaf:

This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”, a ¾” x 4” piece of coordinating DSP, rough up the edges with your snips like the card front, adhere the layers together, adhere the DSP strip along the bottom and stamp the sentiment form Timeless Tropical in Saddle Brown Stazon ink:

How do you like this sepia toned card? You can easily make this same card for another occasion, just simple switch up the sentiments! Sadly, the only products carrying over into the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog are the stamp set, coordinating dies, and the Saddle Brown Stazon ink pad, but the stamp set and die bundle will not. I personally love the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder and will miss it! Remember, any products that are on the retirement are only available while supplies last!

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Author: Christina Miller

I am an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator located in Norfolk, Virginia and was first introduced to Stampin' Up! in 2004 when I attended my very first card class with my Mother-in-Law and I was immediately hooked! I first started out by making simple holiday cards and over the years as my stash has grown, so have my card and craft making skills. It has always warmed my heart when family and friends love my cards, but they actually keep them! In 2016 I decided to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and figured I could just do it for a hobby, but now I am going to branch out for all to world to see. So grab your favorite beverage, sit in your favorite chair, and join me as I share my cards and crafts with you! Enjoy!

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