Thursday, May 30, 2019

Stampin' Up! Tropical Chic for the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop

Welcome to another episode of the Happy Inkin' Thursday Blog Hop. Today we have a color challenge and it's one that I absolutely love.

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I brought out my Tropical Chic stamp set because these colors scream "tropical", don't you agree?

My card base is Very Vanilla. I used the Beautiful Day stamp set for the sentiment. That set is carrying over to the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment in the challenge colors.

On a strip of Very Vanilla, I stamped the flowers and tip of the frond using my Stamparatus with the challenge color inks. I had a strip of Granny Apple Green card stock from another project so I adhered that at the edge of the sentiment. Then I adhered my flower strip so that it lined up with the edge of the card. If you don't have a Stamparatus, you need one! I can help you with that!!

The Tropical Thinlits Dies came into play once I had stamped the flower and fronds (ferns? leaves?). The stamping was tone on tone. They are so easy to cut out when you have matching dies. 

For the inside, I used a sentiment from Picture Perfect Birthday, which is retiring in a few days.

The mat measurements are listed below. I rounded them off with my Detailed Trio punch, which is carrying over to the new annual catalog.

I thought pearls might look good in the center of the flowers so I added them. Thank you, Janet Wakeland, for your inspiration.

I'm playing at Seize the Birthday today.

and at Time Out #136.
I hope you enjoy the hop! Clicking on the "next" button will take you to Eva Dobilas. Clicking on the blue links below will take you directly to that team member.

Karen Finkle - you are here!
Eva Dobilas


Thick Very Vanilla Card Base - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Granny Apple Green Strip - 5 1/2" x 1/2"
Very Vanilla Strip - 5 1/2" x 1/2"
Scraps of Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight for stamping die cut images

Inside Mats are 3" x 4 1/4"; 3 1/2" x 4 5/8" and 3 7/8" x 5"

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  1. How cute! Great way to use the challenge colors. I like your leaves and flower on the bottom. Very creative.

  2. Love! This is so pretty in these colors! Your stacked sentiments are just perfect - and I'm SO happy this die set is carrying over! :)

  3. That is really cute Karen! Those colors are perfect for your tropical images! :)

  4. Lovely, Karen. And these are YOUR colors I think. Clever way to do the flowers along the side.

  5. I love your beautiful color scheme, and the repetition makes for a lovely card. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

    1. Thank you, Joyce, for leaving a comment on behalf of TO.

  6. Gorgeous tropical color palette. I love those tiny pearl flower centers!

    Jeannie T.

    1. Thanks much, Jeannie. I almost forgot to add the pearls. So glad to have you come visit my blog!

  7. Tropical Chic is one of my favorite SU sets!! You have showcased it perfectly with this card! So happy you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

    1. Thank you, Nancy. I love this set and the Colorful can do so many different things with them. Thanks for leaving a comment on behalf of STB.

  8. Beautiful that repeated stamping! And beautiful colours! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!


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