Maybe it’s because we have had some lousy weather lately in Perth (my kids got to see hail for the first time last week!), but I am already dreaming of some warm weather. The Tropical Chic stamp set just screams relaxation in the sun by the water. Maybe I need to book a holiday somewhere warm to get me through to summer!
I am playing along with the Caseing the Catty challenge this week, so I have taken the layout for this card from a card shown on page 144 of the catalogue (also shown below). That card is made up with items from the Nature’s Poem suite, a beautiful suite that reminds me of autumn and the outdoors. I decided the CASE this card, but give it a tropical theme instead.
The card base I used is in shaded spruce and I have used a piece of DSP from the Tropical Escape paper stack, part of the Tropical Escape suite.
I then layered on a piece of textured weave ribbon in grey granite. On top of this I layered leaves from the Tropical Chic stamp set, stamped in Shaded Spruce and Granny Apple Green, cut out using the coordinating dies. The flowers are stamped in Blushing Bride.
The sentiment comes from the Abstract Impressions stamp set. I have stamped it onto a scrap of Blushing Bride card stock and then cut it into a tag shape. I’ve added a bow using some which whisper white bakers twine and then just secured it on using dimensionals.
I am really happy with how this card came out, working with colours and products in the same suite make creating a card the coordinated really simple.
Handy Tip: When you are looking at what to buy in the catalogue, keep in mind that most of the DSP packs has a pack of coordinating cardstock. This allows you to get 3-4 different colours in one pack, instead of having to buy the packs individually. A great convenience for the casual crafter. See links below for more information on this.