Monday, April 6, 2020

Timeless Tropical Birthday for Freshly Made Sketches

Is anyone else finding it hard to keep to a schedule during this quarantine? I find myself struggling a bit to focus on deadlines because there aren't as many of them. Nevertheless, I enjoyed working on this card yesterday, as an entry in Freshly Made Sketches latest challenge:

The sketch is a bit unusual but I immediately thought of the Timeless Tropical stamp set for the circles on the right and lots of texture for the divided background. Here's what ensued:

  • On the Mango Melody card base I used some of the Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper that is part of the Tropical Oasis Suite in the Jan/Jun Mini Catalogue on page 39. I backed it with a slightly larger piece of Early Espresso.  Early Espresso - 5 1/4" x 4 ", DSP - 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
  • I added a 1 3/4" x 5 1/8" piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that had been embossed using the Coastal Weave 3D Embossing Folder. I masked the join with some Braided Burlap Trim.
  • The large hibiscus flower was stamped in Grapefruit Grove ink and then coloured in using the Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo, the Mango Melody Combo and the Light Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends. The smaller plumeria flowers are stamped in Mango Melody, while the leaves are stamped in Old Olive.
  • The sentiment, which is from the same Timeless Tropical stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso.
  • The flowers and leaves were die cut using the In the Tropics dies which coordinate with the stamp set.
  • One of the Tropical Oasis Trinkets adorns the bottom of the trim.


I just don't think Paper Pumpkin could have had a better theme for April than this. Given the way families are separated, what better way is there to let your extended family know you love them and are thinking of them during this global crisis! You will need to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin by April 10 in order to get this particular kit.
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  1. Beautiful flowers!! And I love the palms on the one side and the texture on the other. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. This is such a lovely tropical atmosphere! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  3. Thanks, Kim and Cecile! I love playing with the inspiration I get from FMS!


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