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.



3 comments:

  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

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

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

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