A Tropical Card for Make My Monday #118

I was introduced to a new challenge in my upline’s upline group, and I am so happy to have found this one! One more to add to the ones with which I play along.

Here’s the challenge banner:

Make My Monday Challenge Blog

Here’s my tropical card:

An Easy Peasy Card

This card was truly an easy-peasy card. To be perfectly honest, I was not impressed with this DSP when I first daw the mini-catalog. I’ve seen cards made with this DSP, but still thought I most probably wouldn’t get it. That all changed when I got my hands on some of this in person. I’d ordered the 6 x 6 DSP sampler/mini-trimmer combination and this floral pattern was in the sampler. Simply beautiful!! Gorgeous!! The green patterned DSP is also from the Tropical Oasis DSP.

I am so happy that I chose to highlight both patterns of this DSP with Real Red as the base and the swirl backing the sentiment. To make sure that the DSP would really pop off the green DSP, I outlined it with my Real Red stamping marker. This outline really helps to separate the green edges on the floral pattern from the background. I chose to outline the green DSP with Old Olive stamping marker. Both pieces of the DSP just seem so finished with these outlines.

Once I cropped the swirl from the Painted Labels die set, I decided I needed something between the sentiment and the swirl. Therefore, I cropped out a scalloped circle from So Saffron. Then, I use the Real Red marker to outline the sentiment circle.

Finishing Up

Since this card was so easy to get planned out, the only element that required more thought than everything else combined was what ribbon to use. After playing around with some options, I decided that I wanted to keep a tropical, open feel to the card. So, I thought the best option would be to use the SAB FREE So Saffron and metallic bakers twine. This twine comes with a roll of Bermuda Bay/metallic twine and a container of Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, and So Saffron sequins. All FREE with a $50 purchase until the end of Sale-a-Bration! The idea for the way it’s tied is from Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping. Hop on over and see her beautiful creations!

Once I finished the card, I adhered a piece of the floral DSP to the envelope flap, and this coordinating set was done! Yeah!

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Have a Peachy Day!


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