Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Textures of Tropical Chic

Hi Everyone!

I don't know about you but I am currently melting in this heatwave we are currently having in the UK. It doesn't make for very productive crafting unfortunately! Luckily today is a bit cooler so I jumped into my craft room and grabbed my favourite suite from the new catalogue - Tropical Chic!

I absolutely adore this suite - the colours are so vibrant and it's absolutely perfect for Summer. I decided not to use the papers in this suite for this particular card as I wanted to go even brighter to match the Summer Sun at the moment.

I wanted to create a textured background for this card but didn't have a suitable embossing folder. So I grabbed the brand new Big Shot Embossing Mats and the Tropical dies - this is so easy to use, just put your Big Shot 'sandwich' together using the instructions, and hey presto, you can use your dies to create an embossed texture!  I then use the Aqua Painter to colour in the embossed Shimmery White card with my favourite bright colours - Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green and Melon Mambo. This is how it turned out:

I then sponged a piece of 7cm by 7cm square Whisper White card with the same colours and added another die cut (this time actually cut not embossed!)

Once this was done, I wanted to add a Birthday sentiment, and found that the 'Happy Birthday' from the Southern Serenade stamp set fit perfectly into one of the leaf dies. So I added this and some ribbon and there you have it. I love this card as it's so bright and cheerful. I hope you love it too!

Stampin Up Tropical Chic

All products used can be bought in my online shop. I'd love to hear your thoughts on this card so drop me a comment below and let me know.

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