Tropical temperatures and summer go hand in hand where I live. Currently, we are having a respite from the heat, but I’m sure the hot and humid weather will come back soon to Chicago.
This card is bright and cheery and is meant to perk up anyone who is dealing with hot temperatures wherever they may live.
How I made this project:
- Stamp tropical flower and palm leaves images (twice for the large leaf image and once for the smaller leaf image for a total of 3 stamped leaf images) onto Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Ink or any Copic-friendly ink.
- Color the images with Copic markers.
- Die-cut the images using their coordinating dies, or fussy cut them.
- Onto a 4” x 5.25” piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper (140#), blend and fade yellow ink onto the lower left area of the paper and the upper right area. Use a foam blending tool for this.
- Arrange the leaf images behind the flower image. Tape the leaf images together.
- Adhere the flower image with foam tape onto the bed of leaves.
- Adhere the entire flower/leaves images to the Bristol Smooth paper.
- Stamp the sentiment in the upper-right area of the card front.
- Mount the card front onto an A2-sized green-colored mat.
- Mount the final card front onto an A2-sized card base.
Supplies used in making this project:
- Stamps: WPlus9: Tropic Fever stamp set (tropical flower and large and smaller palm leaves); WPlus9: Hand-lettered Hello (sentiment).
- Dies: WPlus9: Tropic Fever coordinating die set.
- Inks: Memento: Tuxedo Black; Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink; Papertrey Ink: Harvest Gold (for blended/faded background)
- Cardstock: Strathmore: Bristol Smooth paper (140#); Neenah Solar White 80# cardstock (stamped images); Papertrey Ink: New Leaf cardstock (mat); Neenah Solar White 110# cardstock for card base.
- Copic Markers: Leaves: YG06, YG23; Flower: Y32, Y35, Y38.
Hope you like this project. Have a great and cool day!