Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a beautiful, any occasion card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! What better way to let someone know you are thinking of them than sending a bright and cheerful card? Since I haven’t really used Pigment Sprinkles, I thought the hibiscus flowers from the Timeless Tropical stamp set would be perfect! Since the colors of Hawaiian Hibiscus flowers are so beautiful and so vibrant, I chose to use Mango Melody and Daffodil Delight for the flowers and Granny Apple Green for the leaves to make these flowers “pop”.
To start, use this design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D EF:
For the card front, you will need:
1. On Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, stamp the large hibiscus flower and leaf twice using Stazon ink. Sprinkle Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody Pigment over the flowers, lightly spritz with water using your Stampin’ Spritzer, and do the same thing with Granny Apple Green Pigment over the leaves. There’s no real “right or wrong” way to do this, it all depends on how light or dark you want the pigment sprinkle color to be. I also keep a paper towel nearby to soak up any excess liquid. Once you have achieved your desired look, you can use your heat tool to dry the paper quickly.
2. Use the coordinating dies to cut the flowers and leaves from the watercolor paper.
3. The aloha die is used to cut out of Mango Melody cardstock.
4. Use one of the pineapple trinkets from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.
5. Cut two 4” pieces of the Braided Burlap Trim, cutting the ends at an angle.
To assemble the card front, adhere the two large flowers layered and the leaves under the flowers to the DSP base layer. Use liquid glue to adhere the two pieces of trim to the DSP base layer, the die-cut cardstock, and the pineapple trinket on top of the trim pieces:
This is then adhered to an Old Olive cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:
For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, adhere a ¾” piece of coordinating cardstock along the bottom, and I used the three small flowers die on the leftover watercolor paper to cut out and adhere to the DSP:
Don’t you just love this suite?? I chose to leave the inside of the card blank for use on any occasion. If you are looking for color inspiration, Google-Hibiscus Hawaiian and you will not be disappointed! You can easily replicate this card using one sheet of the DSP and the flower colors could be different with each card.
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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!