Friday, April 19, 2019

Tropical Chic for Festive Friday FF0032

Hello there, stamping friends! I’ve been on a wee hiatus and am finally back sharing some projects here on my blog. Last weekend I attended OnStage San Antonio, which is an awesome Stampin’ Up! event. I actually presented AT the event (more on that soon) and also co-hosted an After Party for 80 awesome stampers after the event. To say it was a busy week/weekend would be an understatement. Whew! I’m finally feeling like I can get back to my regular routine. 

Just in time for a brand new Festive Friday Challenge! For this challenge, we are celebrating Mother’s Day and/or PINK. You can play along with the holiday or the theme…or both. Please join us and share your project! 
If you know anything about me, you know I absolutely LOVE anything PINK! I was not going to miss out on showcasing my favorite color. I guess this could also work for a Mother’s Day card, with the right sentiment inside. But, I went into creating for this challenge focused on the pink element. 
I got the inspiration for my card layout from the current sketch challenge from Linda over at Freshly Made Sketches. This is one of my favorite blogs to visit for sketch inspiration. Check it out!  
Those two tiny strips on the sketch inspired me to pull out my 6x6 Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper and really focus on a monochromatic card using Blushing Bride as my featured PINK. Blushing Bride isn’t my usual “go-to” pink. It’s not my favorite pink but I am learning to love it. As a “stand-alone” color, it’s REALLY pretty. It’s just not my favorite pink to combine with other colors. It’s still pink though, so I’m not kicking it out of my stamp studio. Haha! 
For my card, I simply stamped in Blushing Bride ink and cut out three of the tropical flowers. Then, cut out two of the “ferns” in vellum cardstock. Finally, I added two punched elements from the Leaf Punch, simply punched in Whisper White and then covered in sparkly detail with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. 

It’s also tough to see in the photos, but I added more Wink Of Stella to the center of the flowers. Then, I added tiny pearls for some added detail. I stuck down the leaf elements with glue dots and then popped up the flowers with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 
 Card Measurements: 
  • Blushing Bride Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4-1/8” x 5-5/8” 
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper - 4” x 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-3/4” x 3-3/4” 
  • Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper - (2 pieces) 1/2” x 5” , 1/2” x 4-1/2” 

As always, here is a look insde the card. I layered a 1/2” x 4” piece of  Designer Series Paper on a 4” x 5-1/4” piece of Whisper White Cardstock and added a little stamped detail. I didn’t add a sentiments because I intended for this card to have room for a handwritten note. This card is going out to someone who really went above and beyond last week. 

So, what do you say? Would you like to join us and share a project? You can check out the Festive Friday Challenge HERE. You can enter your project for this challenge through Monday April 29th at 8pm CST. 

Stop by and say hello to the Design Team: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here) 

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. This month’s Host Code is: TE9GEQXY. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will receive a gift from me. If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. You do have a way with pink girl! This is delightful! Love it!

  2. The Blushing Bride is so sweet - I love the beautiful bouquet with the soft vellum leaves. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. This is feminine and lovley! What a wonderful card Anne Marie!


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