Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Tropical Hello


I'm about ready for an escape from the smoke filled air, and overwhelming heat of an Idaho summer.  I think a tropical breeze filled with the scent of flowers, and a pineapple drink in my hand would be perfect right about now.  Unfortunately, creating some tropical cards is going to have to take it's place.  

I was playing with the new Palm Frond Cover Plate from Honeybee Stamps, and thought it would look good layered up, so I grabbed a couple of sheets of green card stock to die cut.  I was only smart enough to put Stick-it adhesive on the back of the darker green panel, before die cutting, but it would be wise to do to both pieces.  I adhered the two die cut panels together, and attached them to a piece of Corrugated card, that I had lightly painted with some Midas Touch Nuvo Shimmer.  

I then stamped the hibiscus flowers from the Paradise Blooms Stamp Set, onto orange and pink card stock, and added a little shading with some Prismacolor pencils.  I mostly concentrated on adding a few shadows and highlights, and letting the colored card stock do the bulk of the color work.  I used the coordinating dies to cut out the flowers.  

While my die cutting machine was out, I used the Hello Honeycuts die to cut the hello sentiment from gold mirror card stock, and the backing piece from black card stock.  I also white heat embossed one of the small sentiments from the Paradise Blooms Stamp Set, and die cut it out, to add on top of the hello.  I added the card front to a kraft colored card base, and finished it off with a few fashion gold pieces.   

It's certainly not the same as having a fruity, rum spiked drink, in my hand, while my toes are buried in the sand, but I do like the finished card.  If you haven't already, be sure to check out the Honeybee Stamps Hello Summer release - there's a lot of fun tropical themed products.  

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