Monday, July 3, 2017

Dreaming of a Tropical Birthday

Toni here with you today, celebrating my birthday with a bright and colorful tropical card.  Could it be a sneak of a certain challenge that starts this coming Wednesday? Maybe. LOL.

I started out with a sunset hued panel that I worked up using Distress Ink Mermaid Lagoon, Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade, and Wilted Violet on Ranger Watercolor Paper. I then stenciled Carta Bella Crab Crawl using Distress Blueprint Sketch. It's interesting how different the blue looks depending on the color beneath it, right? I then spattered the lot with water using my go-to Zig H2O Detail Watercolor Brush

Setting that aside to dry, I next sponged the Hero Arts Waves Stencil using Distress Oxide Broken China. The pigment blend shows up beautifully on that dark cardstock. I cut a narrow band of Kraft Cardstock, lightly sponged with Distress Ink Vintage Photo, to use as sand.

Next I diecut the HA Palm Tree from my watercolor crab panel, fluffed up the leaves a bit then glued it down onto the main panel. Some blingy Mark Richards 5mm and 3mm Gold Dots and a fun YNS sentiment diecut finishes off my card.


  1. So creative and fun, love the vibrant colours, the amazing background and the fun use of the stencil on the palm tree...Love it! x

  2. Such a fun tropical design! Hope you had a GREAT birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday to you! This card rocks my world!


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