T ropical card perfect for a birthday or retirement using Stampin' Up! products including some that can be earned for FREE during Sale-A-Bration 2022.
Cut cardstock and designer paper pieces to the following sizes using a Paper Trimmer:
- card from Fresh Freesia Cardstock at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4"
- 4" x 5-1/4" of multi-colored stripes on white background design from Friendly Hello 12" x 12" Design Series Paper, cut so the stripes are horizontal on the horizontal rectangle
- 3-1/8" x 4-3/8" Granny Apple Green Cardstock
- 3" x 4-1/4" from Basic White Cardstock
- 3" square of white splatters on light purple background design from Friendly Hello 12" x 12" Design Series Paper
- 2" square of outline white flowers on pale pink background design from Friendly Hello 12" x 12" Design Series Paper
Adhere the piece of striped Friendly Hello Designer Paper to the front of the Fresh Freesia card.
Mount the line of palm fronds image from the Island Vibes Set on Block I. Ink it up with the Granny Apple Green Ink Pad. Stamp the tops of the palm fronds only across the top of the horizontal white rectangle on the right side. Re-ink the stamp as needed and stamp again on the left side so you have palm fronds stamped all the way across the top of the rectangle. Make sure to have a piece of Grid Paper under your cardstock to protect your work surface.
Mount the "may your birthday be memorable," "rest & relax you deserve it," "thank you," or "hello" sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Set on an appropriate size block. Ink it up with the Shaded Spruce Ink Pad. Stamp it on the right side of the stamped, horizontal white rectangle just below the stamped palm fronds. Be sure to leave at least 3/4"of space between the bottom of the sentiment and the bottom of the rectangle.
Adhere the stamped white rectangle to the center of the Granny Apple Green rectangle.
Cut a 4-3/4" piece of the Fresh Freesia 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon.
Lay the ribbon across the matted, stamped white rectangle so it is centered between the bottom of the sentiment and the bottom of the matted rectangle. Flip the rectangle over and secure the ends of the ribbon in place with small strips of Tear & Tape Adhesive.
Remove the protective backings from the Tear & Tape and add more adhesive to the back of the Granny Apple Green rectangle. Adhere it to the front of the card in the center.
Mount the large hibiscus flower image from the Timeless Tropical Set on Block D. Ink it up with the Fresh Freesia Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white splatters on light purple designer paper square.
Pick out the matching, large, open hibiscus die from the In The Tropics Dies. Put it on top of the stamped hibiscus image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the image. Run through the machine.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the hibiscus cut out to the front of the card so it overlaps the left edge of the stamped and matted white rectangle near the center as shown.
Mount the small plumeria flower image from the Timeless Tropical Set on Block C. Ink it up with the Petal Pink Ink Pad. Stamp it in the center of the white outline flowers on light pink designer paper square.
Pick out the matching, small, open plumeria die from the In The Tropics Dies. Put it on top of the stamped plumeria image on a platform on your Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine so it is centered over the image. Run through the machine.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals on the lower petals and Stampin' Seal on the upper petals to adhere the plumeria cut out to the front of the card so it overlaps the lower left side of the hibiscus cut out and the lower left corner of the sentiment rectangle as shown.
Use the mini spatula on the Take Your Pick to carefully peel up a small Pale Papaya jewel from the sheet of 2021-2023 In Color Jewels making sure that you get the adhesive backing as well. Adhere it to the center of the plumeria flower cut out.
Cut a 3-1/2" piece of the Fresh Freesia 3/8" Open Weave Ribbon.
Slide one end of the ribbon under the ribbon already on the card front so it is centered under the sentiment. Tie in place with a half knot. Trim the ends.