Thursday, June 23, 2016

Ahhhhhhhhh........

I received this new Tropical Leaves stamp just before its release as part of the Among the Stars release and just as we were leaving to go visit our Grands in TX.  So now that we're back, I was excited to play with it.  Here's my first stamping of it.

SSS Tropical Leaves

supplies: turquoise and white cardstock, Simon's Tropical Leaves, and sentiments from their My Sunshine and One with Nature stamp sets, various greens, blues, and pool inks, Mini Misti, 3 enamel dots to match my ink colors

Starting with an A2 white cardstock panel, I masked and then stamped my leaves, choosing mostly the ones in this set that have 2-step stamping, and mixed my inks up, stamping both tone-on-tone, and mixing colors.  I also stamped some dots in the white spaces between the leaves. After removing my masks, I then overstamped my sentiments in Navy ink, trimmed the panel slightly to allow part of the card base to show on the sides, and also added some enamel dots to match my colors and mimic the dots in the stamped panel.  I love the cool feel that these colors give, and thought these sentiments worked well with them!

We were gone about 2 weeks, and I usually have a rough time getting back into the swing of making cards, but this set made that transition easy and fun!  I'll be back again soon with some cards using the new July Card Kit! 

14 comments:

  1. such a cool card Lin - in many ways!!

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  2. Perfect relaxing cad Lin! Love the shades of Green and Blue:))

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  3. What a pretty card this made! I always forget about masking off an area, but it's so striking.

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  4. I love this card Lin, and the combo is perfect ! This stamp set is really cool, I feel already on holidays watching your card ! Thanks for sharing. Izzy Scrap

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  5. Great design Lin and your color choices are spot on for a cool energizing feel.

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  6. I love the Hawaiian look but with new colors! Lovely!

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  7. Great colors on your Tropical Leaves panel, Lin - so perfect with the RELAX sentiment! Hope you had a wonderful trip to Texas!!

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  8. Love the large and small sentiment fonts and that you split it up! PRETTY colors Lin, this is delightful!

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  9. Beautiful card Lin - reminds me of tropical islands and summer :-)
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. it certainly an Awwwww stamp set. Love the colours you chose.

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  11. Beautiful colors and design, Lin! Gorgeous card! ♥

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  12. Wow - simply gorgeous! Love that you used non-traditional colours for some of these leaves. It looks amazing!

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  13. Please remove my beach painting from Pinterest that is linked to your blog.
    Jodi K.
    The White Birch Studio

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