Tropical Island Vibes!

Hello and welcome to today’s blog post, which is a fun and tropical themed card featuring the Island Vibes and Timeless Tropical stamp sets and the In the Tropics Dies! Who doesn’t wish for a warm tropical vibes in the middle of winter? lol While we all love to earn free products during SAB, for me it’s even better when you can pair it with another stamp set and/or dies from the Annual Catalog! Did you notice the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP? I really wanted to figure out a different way to cut the DSP for this fun and easy card, which uses up almost every bit!

The base layer is Evening Evergreen cardstock, cut at 3 3/4″ x 5″, and embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D EF. The next layer is this design from the Sunshine & Rainbows DSP, cut at 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″:

How to cut the DSP: First cut a 2 1/4″ x 6″ piece, a 1/2″ x 6″ piece, and then at 4 3/4″ along the 6″ side of the 3 1/4″ piece. This will leave you with a 1 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ piece, which will not be used for this card:

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

  1. Cut a 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″ piece of Basic White cardstock and use a Blending Brush with Evening Evergreen ink along the sides and another Blending Brush with Soft Sea Foam ink in the middle. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the leaf stamp in Evening Evergreen ink in the corner, with the stamp slightly off the side and bottom of the cardstock.
  2. Use a Crumb Cake and Evening Evergreen Stampin’ Write Marker to color the palm trees and stamp on Basic White cardstock, using the cooridinating die to die-cut out.
  3. Use the “aloha” die to die-cut from Silver Foil cardstock.
  4. Use the trio flowers die to die-cut from Fresh Freesia cardstock and place a 3mm Rhinestone Basic Jewel in the middle of the small die-cut flower and a 4mm jewel in the middle of each of the two large die-cut flowers.

You will adhere the embossed Evening Evergreen base layer slightly askew onto a Crumb Cake cardstock card base, cut at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″, and adhere the DSP layer on top, slightly askew in the opposite direction. Adhere the stamped Basic White cardstock over the DSP, slightly askew in the same direction as the embossed cardstock base layer, and adhere the die-cuts as shown with liquid glue:

For the inside, cut a piece of Basic White cardstock at 4″ x 5 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink and adhere the 1/2″ x 6″ strip along the bottom, trimming off the excess:

For the coordinating envelope, use the same Stampin’ Write Markers to color the palm trees to stamp in the bottom left corner and adhere the 2 1/3″ x 6″ piece of DSP to the envelope flap, trimming off the excess with snips:

Very quick and easy card to make! This is also a great way to use up your DSP and make four of these cards! If you want to make this a more “masculine” themed card, you can change the color of the flowers or even substitute them with die-cut leaves. Since you will be left with the 3 1/4″ x 1 1/4″ piece, you can use this for another card if you choose to make four of these cards, just make sure the DSP is facing the same way when cutting so these leftover pieces are in the same direction! Don’t forget, Sale-A-Bration ends on February 28th, 2022!!

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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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