Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tropical Chic for PP426

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! This week at The Paper Players, the lovely Jaydee has a sketch challenge for us this week. Yay! I always love a good sketch to get the creative mojo going. I started out with the idea to do a valentine card, but then when I started looking through my stamp sets, I stopped on Tropical Chic. I thought it might be a nice break from the winter season to get some tropical vibes going. Although now I’m kind of ready for a vacation, aren’t you? Ha!
What I love about this sketch is that it can be as simple or as layered as you’d like to make it. I think that’s why sketch challenges are my favorite. There are SO many possibilities to create. Of course, my layer-loving-heart was ready to roll this week. I just love the Tropical Thinlits dies because not only do they coordinate with the stamp set but they also create even more leaves on their own. So much fun to layer them up to create a little “scene.”

I went back and forth about adding patterned paper to my card but opted to add a little texture with the Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder instead. I felt like it made those bright and cheery flowers stand out a bit more. The stitched circle and the flowers are popped up on dimensionals as well for some added texture. I finished the card of with a trio of rhinestones on the flowers…because I never miss an opportunity to use some bling.
 Card Measurements: 

  • Shaded Spruce Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Melon Mambo Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Banner - 5/8” x 4"
On a quick side note, sorry that my post is a little late this week. For the past couple of days, I have been running to and from the vet with a sick kitty. Thankfully he is finally starting to feel a bit better, but I am in a perpetual state of playing “catch-up” right now. Thanks for being patient with me. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using Jaydee’s fun sketch. You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 1, 2019. Can you believe it’s already almost February? Whoa! 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to the Design Team: 

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. beautiful card Anne, love the pretty flowers and leaves over the embossing folder.

  2. Love the large white space and the embossed background on the white...FAB! The flowers are so bright and cheery too. beautiful! Hugs

  3. Oh I love those tropical blooms Anne-Marie - they definitely bring a much-needed injection of colour into my cold, wintry day! They remind me of Caribbean vacations (a before-children luxury!) when we routinely escaped the cold winter for warmer climes and the gardens were always full of flowers just like these. I love the textured white background - I think I might have defaulted to DSP but this is so much nicer, beatifully crisp and clean. I love it! P.S. Hope the poorly kitty is recovering well.

  4. These bright florals are a wonderful way to transport me from our bright, but VERY cold and snowy day, to a tropical paradise! Just beautiful!

  5. Oh, Anne Marie, I LOVE what you did with this sketch! The Tropical blooms are gorgeous! Your color combo is bright and cheerful and makes this -35 degree wind chill day in Indiana seem warmer. Oh, I long for a tropical beach somewhere! You always create layers of gorgeousness! XX

  6. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love all the white space, and the gorgeous colors! The rhinestones add the perfect amount of bling. This is definitely a show stopper!

  7. AM, there might be a lot of layers on here, but all that wonderful white space really showcases your gorgeous tropical flowers beautifully. Gorgeous card

  8. Your tropical blooms are gorgeous! The bit of bling is so pretty too.

  9. Wow, this is a stunning tropical delight!! Love the textured white space as the background which really makes the florals pop!


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Anne Marie