T ropical cards using Stampin' Up! products.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Grapefruit Grove Cardstock or Old Olive Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" from Real Red Cardstock or Pretty Peacock Cardstock
- 3" x 4-1/4" of red hibiscus, pink plumeria, and green leaves design or birds of paradise flowers and green leaves design from Tropical Oasis Designer Series Paper
- 1-1/4" x 4-1/2" from Grapefruit Grove Cardstock or Soft Suede Cardstock
- 1" x 3-1/2" from Whisper White Cardstock
Mount the hibiscus image from the Tropical Chic Set on Block B or the larger, rounded leaf image from the Tropical Chic Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Grapefruit Grove Ink Pad or Pretty Peacock Ink Pad. Stamp it in the upper left corner of the front of the Grapefruit Grove card or Old Olive card a few times so the images form a roughly angled line towards the center of the card front. Remember to re-ink the stamp each time. Let some of the images go off the edges of the card front. Rotate the angle of the image every so often. Repeat in the lower right corner of the card front.
Unlock the Braided Border Punch. Slide one long side of the Grapefruit Grove strip or Soft Suede into the punch so it butts up against the guide at the back of the punch. Punch. Slide the punched cardstock over a little bit and line up the punched area with the silver design printed on the base of the punch. Punch again. Repeat as necessary until the entire length has been punched.
Use the Fine-Tip Glue Pen or Multipurpose Liquid Glue to adhere the punched Grapefruit Grove strip or Soft Suede strip to the Tropical Oasis Designer Paper rectangle so the bottom of the punched strip is about 1/2" from the bottom of the designer paper. Use Paper Snips to cut off excess punched Grapefruit Grove Cardstock or Soft Suede Cardstock on the left and right edges.
Unlock the Banner Triple Punch. Slide one short edge of the 1" strip of Whisper White Cardstock into the punch as far as it will go. Punch.
Mount the "You are the greatest" sentiment from the Tropical Chic Set on Block B. Ink it up with the Real Red Ink Pad or Pretty Peacock Ink Pad. Stamp it on the punched white strip so the sentiment is close to the notch with the notch on the left side.
Adhere the punched sentiment strip to the right side of the designer paper rectangle so it is centered over the punched Grapefruit Grove strip or Soft Suede strip. Trim off excess white cardstock on the right edge using Paper Snips.
Adhere the designer paper rectangle with punched cardstock strip and sentiment strip attached to the center of the Real Red rectangle or Pretty Peacock rectangle.
Adhere the matted designer paper rectangle to the front of the stamped Grapefruit Grove card or Old Olive card.
Pick out a hibiscus flower trinket or a leaf flower trinket from the Tropical Oasis Trinkets.
Use a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the trinket to the front of the card on the bottom right corner of the sentiment punch out.