Hello, pineapple!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and tropical card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! The Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper has some absolutely beautiful designs that are sure to perk you up and out of those “winter blues”! As I was looking over the DSP and trying to decide which design to use, I thought why not the pineapple design? I will admit that it’s not necessarily a design that I would be drawn to create with, so I thought this would be a perfect way to not only challenge myself, but to also create a cute and fun card! 

For the base layer, cut a piece of Soft Suede cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, spritz with some water, and emboss with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then used my Stazon Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed cardstock, vertically and horizontally (top to bottom and left to right). I felt that this really gave the embossed cardstock that “basket” look:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Cut a 3” x 3” square of this design from the DSP and then cut at 3 ¼” x 3 ¼” square of So Saffron cardstock to be layered under the DSP. 

2. Stamp the pineapple stamp in the Saddle Brown in on Very Vanilla cardstock, use the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Watercolor pencils to color in, blend with the Stampin’ Blender Pen, and cut out with the coordinating die.

3. Choose one of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.

4. Cut a 5 ¼” piece of the Braided Burlap Trim.

5. Using the aloha die, cut two times from Very Vanilla cardstock and one time from the Gold Foil Sheet. All three layers will be adhered together, with the gold foil cut out on top.

6. Use three of the leaf dies to cut out of Old Olive cardstock (I spritzed the cardstock first with water since these are cut and emboss dies) and then took each leave and “dragged” them across the saddle brown ink pad, making sure the edges get inked.

I used Tear & Tape to adhere the burlap trim across the middle of the embossed cardstock base layer, adhere the pineapple cut out on top of one of the pineapples from the DSP, adhere the DSP/cardstock layers to the embossed cardstock base layer with dimensionals, and a glue dot to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim:

The leaves are adhered to the embossed cardstock base layer and the layered die cut sentiment is adhered around the bottom of the leaves. I also frayed the end of the burlap trim with my fingernails:

This completed piece is adhered to an Old Olive cardstock base layer, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the pineapple in the corner the same way as the one on the card front, and stamp the sentiment in saddle brown ink:

This card is just so cute! Not only is this also a great “masculine” card, but if you are looking for Father’s Day cards, this would totally be a great option! I know, it may seem a little soon to be thinking about Father’s Day, but I just wanted to show you that this suite also has a masculine side and you can easily make multiples of this card since the DSP cut is smaller!

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Sending You Tropical Wishes

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a warm and tropical birthday card featuring the Tropical Oasis Suite! My Saddle Brown Stazon Ink pad arrived from backorder a couple weeks ago and it was time experiment with it! Not only that, but I really wanted to work on my coloring of the flowers from this stamp set. I really like the stamped image in the Saddle Brown ink, it doesn’t feel as harsh as using Memento or Early Espresso inks, and there was no “bleeding” considering I used a Blender Pen, Stampin’ Blends, and Wink of Stella. I also played around with different coloring tools, Blends, Sponging, and Markers, but ultimately, I really liked using the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen for coloring and then used the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to “fill in” the petals.

The base layer is Crumb Cake cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and is embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I then took the Saddle Brown ink pad and “dragged” it across the embossed side, horizontally and vertically, to give the embossed cardstock some depth:

For the front of the card, you will need:

1. This design from the Tropical Oasis DSP, cut at 4” x 4”.

2. Two strips of the Braided Burlap Trim, each cut at 4”.

3. Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink on a ¾” strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and trim down.

4. Stamp the palm trees in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating dies. Use the Old Olive watercolor pencil to color in the leaves, the Early Espresso watercolor pencil (very lightly) to color the tree trunk, and use a Blender Pen to blend, or soften, the leaves and tree trunk. I created the “coconuts” by coloring the 3mm Pearl Basic Jewels with the Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends.

5. Stamp the hibiscus flower in Saddle Brown ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die. Color the stamen with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends and color the middle of the flower, the shaded areas on the petals, and around the edge of the petals with a Calypso Coral watercolor pencil. I very lightly used the Real Red watercolor pencil for definition around the flower center, used a Blender Pen to blend the watercolor areas, used Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to fill in the petals, and then went over the whole flower with Wink of Stella.

6. For the two smaller flowers, I did the same thing as above, but I used a little bit more Real Red watercolor pencil in the shaded center areas, and colored a 3mm Pearl Basic Jewel with Dark Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends for the center of the flowers. 

I first adhered the DSP to the embossed base layer with Multipurpose Glue and then adhered the two strips of Braided Burlap Trim with Tear & Tape Adhesive:

The hibiscus and one of the smaller flowers are adhered to the DSP and the other small flower is adhered with a dimensional. For the palm tree, I placed dimensionals behind the leaves and then a little bit of adhesive to the bottom of the tree trunks, so they will stick to the braided trim. Then I decided that the sentiment would be adhered to the DSP, in the upper right corner:

This completed piece is then adhered to an Early Espresso cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso ink, and then use the pineapple stamp to stamp just the top along the bottom in Old Olive ink, filling in the leaves with the Old Olive watercolor pencil and the Blender Pen:

Isn’t this a super cool card?? This is a fun way to get out those watercolor pencils that have been sitting around just collecting dust! Lol I will admit that I completely forgot about coloring with them and a Blender Pen versus an Aqua Painter, so maybe now I won’t be so intimidated by trying to figure out how to color the flowers without making them look like a blob!!

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Aloha card from that Tropical Oasis Suite!

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.

This is a 3″ x 5″ piece of watercolor paper.

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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Timeless Tropical birthday card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the Tropical Oasis Suite from the 2020 Mini Catalog! I was fortunate to win the Timeless Tropical stamp set when I attended OnStage in Portland this past November, but I fell in love with this suite when I first saw it in the catalog! The timing couldn’t be better for the release of this suite after spending a few days with my mother and younger son in Hawaii, I right away knew that the perfect Christmas present for my mother would be a small scrapbook! Since she vacationed with us in the Outer Banks in June, the Come Sail Away Suite was perfect for those pictures, and the Tropical Oasis Suite was perfect for the pictures taken in Hawaii! Since the scrapbook was an 8” x 8”, that left me with several perfect pieces of DSP for card making and to get started on those January birthdays!

For this card, I used this design from the DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, for the base layer:

Additionally, you will need the following for the card front:

1. 2” x 4” piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, embossed with the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder.

2. A 4” strip of the Braided Burlap Trim, use your fingertips/nails to fray the ends.

3. A ¾” x 4” strip of DSP, this is the back design from the one used for the base layer.

4, Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the second smallest layering Stitched Rectangle Dies.

5. One leaf trinket.

6. Use the flower die to cut out one set in Poppy Parade cardstock and another in Petal Pink cardstock. Keep the smallest and largest flowers in each color for the front and the two middle flowers will be used for the inside. You will also need Rhinestone Basic Jewels for the centers.

Adhere the embossed Crumb Cake cardstock to the base layer DSP, slightly down from the top and away from the edge for a dimensional to fit in-between. Adhere the strip of DSP to the base layer with dimensionals (on each end):

Use glue dots to adhere the flowers to the sentiment piece and then use a 4mm rhinestone in the middle of the large flower and a 3mm rhinestone in the middle of the small flower (the rhinestone hides the glue dots). Adhere the sentiment over the embossed cardstock with a dimensional on each side:

Use liquid glue to adhere the burlap trim to the strip of DSP and to adhere the trinket to the burlap trim. This completed piece is adhered to a Thick Whisper White cardstock card base, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

For the inside, cut a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼” and a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 3 ¾” x 5”. Stamp the sentiment in Poppy Parade ink and then adhere the two remaining flowers with glue dots (the leaves are big enough to hide the glue dot under):

Isn’t this a super cute card?? Now, Poppy Parade and Petal Pink are NOT listed as coordinating colors for this DSP, but after comparing cardstocks, I thought these coordinated with the DSP better. The strip of DSP is actually that 1 ½” strip that you have when you cut a 12” x 12” sheet down at 4”, I just cut this in half and made two of these cards! Any products from the 2020 Mini Catalog will be available for customers to purchase on January 3rd!

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